The City of God (Paperback)

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One of the great cornerstones in the history of Christian philosophy, The City of God provides an insightful interpretation of the development of modern Western society and the origin of most Western thought. Contrasting earthly and heavenly cities--representing the omnipresent struggle between good and evil--Augustine explores human history in its relation to all eternity. In Thomas Merton's words, "The City of God is the autobiography of the Church written by the most Catholic of her great saints."

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition is a complete and unabridged version of the Marcus Dods translation.

About the Author

Augustine was born in AD 354. He lived a wild, self-destructive life as a young man in Italy and was the subject of many prayers by his worried mother, Monica. After a life-changing conversion, he lived on to become a tremendous influence on Christian thinking. He died in AD 430.

Praise For…

"The human mind can understand truth only by thinking, as is clear from Augustine."
--Saint Thomas Aquinas

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679783190
ISBN-10: 0679783199
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: September 12th, 2000
Pages: 928
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)