Augustine of Hippo's The City of God Against the Pagans

Augustine of Hippo's The City of God Against the Pagans

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The City of God against the Pagans is a central text in the Western intellectual tradition. Made up of twenty-two lengthy books, Augustine wrote his masterpiece over a thirteen-year period during which the Western Roman Empire began to unravel. The first ten books are a critique of pagan religion and philosophy, while books eleven to twenty-two treat the relationship between the City of God and the Earthly City. Throughout Augustine conveys his mature vision of what it means for a Christian to live in a world with evil. Its arguments and ideas have provoked debate for nearly 1600 years, and remains a central text in the disciplines of theology, historiography, and political theory.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 133 x 197 x 5.08mm | 159g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1912453649
  • 9781912453641
  • 827,717

Table of contents

Ways In to the Text


Who was Augustine of Hippo?


What does City of God Say?


Why does City of God Matter?


Section 1: Influences


Module 1: The Author and the Historical Context


Module 2: Academic Context


Module 3: The Problem


Module 4: The Author's Contribution


Section 2: Ideas


Module 5: Main Ideas


Module 6: Secondary Ideas


Module 7: Achievement


Module 8: Place in the Author's Work


Section 3: Impact


Module 9: The First Responses


Module 10: The Evolving Debate


Module 11: Impact and Influence Today


Module 12: Where Next?


Glossary of Terms


People Mentioned in the Text


Works Cited
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About Jonathan D. Teubner

Dr Jonathan D. Teubner is Lecturer in Religious Studies and Associate Director of the Initiative on Religion, Politics and Conflict at the University of Virginia. He received his PhD from Cambridge and was the Fernand Braudel Postdoctoral Fellow at the Laboratoire d'excellence - Religions et Societes dans le Monde Mediterraneen in Paris. Dr Teubner has published widely on the thought of Augustine of Hippo, including Prayer after Augustine: A Study in the Development of the Latin Tradition (Oxford University Press) in 2018.
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