A critical essay on St. Augustine's social and political thought.
In describing Augustine, the author captures the essence of the man in these words: "Genius he had in full measure... he is the master of the phrase or the sentence that embodies a penetrating insight, a flash of lightning that illuminates the entire sky; he is the rhetorician, the epigrammist, the polemicist, but not the patient, logical systematic philosopher."
Professor Deane has been remarkably successful in keeping different facets of Augustine's multi-dimensional thought in view...[he] significantly contributes both to historical understanding of Augustine's political thinking and to appreciation of its permanent relevance to the moral dilemmas of politics Political Science Quarterly Will undoubtedly remain the basic work on this subject. Library Journal
A Note on Texts and TranslationsIntroduction1. The Theology of Fallen Man2. The Psychology of Fallen Man3. Morality and Justice, Natural and Remedial4. The State: The Return of Order upon Disorder5. War and Relations Among States6. Church, State and HeresyConclusionAbbreciationsNotesBibliographyIndex
For Ages: 22+ years old
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 22nd January 1966
Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.45 x 13.28
Weight (kg): 0.39