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Augustine's City of God

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ISBN-10: 0521199948

ISBN-13: 9780521199940

Edition: 2012

Authors: James Wetzel

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Augustine's City of God has profoundly influenced the course of Western political philosophy, but there are few guides to its labyrinthine argumentation that hold together the delicate interplay of religion and philosophy in Augustine's thought. The essays in this volume offer a rich examination of those themes, using the central, contested distinction between a heavenly city on earthly pilgrimage and an earthly city bound for perdition to elaborate aspects of Augustine's political and moral vision. Topics discussed include Augustine's notion of the secular, his critique of pagan virtue, his departure from classical eudaimonism, his mythology of sin, his dystopian politics, his surprising…    
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Book details

List price: $129.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/4/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Size: 5.91" wide x 9.09" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.188

Introduction: a tangle of two cities
The history of the book: Augustine's City of God and post-Roman cultural memory
Secularity and the Saeculum
Dystopia: Augustine's city of Gaud
It's a matter of worship: ideology and solidarity
The politics of love
From rape to resurrection: sin, sexual difference, and politics
The theatre of the virtues: Augustine's critique of Pagan mimesis
The psychology of compassion: a reading of City of God 9.5
Augustine's rejection of eudaimonism
Augustine on the origin of evil: myth and metaphysics
Hell and the dilemmas of intractable alienation
Divine providence and confession
On the nature and worth of Christian philosophy
Reinventing Augustine's ethics: the afterlife of City of God