City of God

City of God

Paperback Modern Library Classics (Paperback)

By (author) Saint Augustine

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 944 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 204mm x 38mm | 660g
  • Publication date: 9 January 2003
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0679783199
  • ISBN 13: 9780679783190
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 290,947

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Draws contrasts from heavenly and earthly cities to depict the good and evil in human nature, as well as in Western society and thought.

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

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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.