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    DescriptionSt Augustine, bishop of Hippo, was one of the central figures in the history of Christianity, and "City of God" is one of his greatest theological works. Written as an eloquent defence of the faith at a time when the Roman Empire was on the brink of collapse, it examines the ancient pagan religions of Rome, the arguments of the Greek philosophers and the revelations of the Bible. Pointing the way forward to a citizenship that transcends the best political experiences of the world and offers citizenship that will last for eternity, "City of God" is one of the most influential documents in the development of Christianity.


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    Title
    City of God
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Saint Augustine, Translated by Henry Bettenson, Edited by G. R. Evans
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1184
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 56 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140448948
    ISBN 10: 0140448942
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HRC, DNF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
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    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25440
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: PHI022000
    BIC subject category V2: HRAB
    B&T General Subject: 431
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    Libri: I-TH
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    BIC subject category V2: HPCB
    B&T Approval Code: A13597010
    ECPA Christian Book Category: THLTHOAPL
    BISAC V2.8: REL067030
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 239/.3
    LC classification: BR65.A64 E5 2003
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 239.3
    LC classification: BR65.A5
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3D
    BISAC V2.8: REL000000
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRAB, DNL, QDHF
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, chronology, notes
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    14 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    St Augustine of Hippo was the great Doctor of the Latin Church. Born in North Africa in AD 354, he was brought up as a Christian and at 16 went to Carthage to finish his education. Until 387, Augustine followed the Manichean religion and founded his own school of rhetoric in Rome. After his baptism, he returned to Africa and lived in the community he formed there until his death in 430. His written output there includes Confessions and City of God, among over 113 books. Henry Bettenson (1908-1979) (translator) was educated at Bristol University and Oriel College, Oxford. He taught Classics for 25 years at Charterhouse 'Documents of the Christian Church' and 'Early Christian Fathers'. Dr Gill Evans (introducer) teaches medieval intellectual history, medieval theology and ecumenical theology in the Faculty of History at Cambridge. She has published widely in this area.