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Christ and the Just Society in the Thought of Augustine

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  • Date Published: July 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521069649

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  • Considering Augustine's political thought and ethics in relation to his theology, this book expands on earlier works by Augustine. It focuses on the role of grace and the Bible, which Augustine saw as contributing to the soul's growth in virtue, leading him to revise the ancient concepts of heroism and the statesman. The volume will be essential reading for scholars of Augustine, Christian theology, late Roman antiquity, the history of Western political thought, and political ethics.

    • The first book-length study to relate Augustine's political thought to his broader theological views
    • The first scholarly re-examination of Augustine's political thought and ethics in English in 30 years
    • A new scholarly treatment of Augustine's classic City of God
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    "Christ and the Just Society in the Thought of Augustine is a first-class study of Augustine that broadens and deepens our understanding of his thought."
    Robert Louis Wilken, First Things

    "It is essential reading for anyone who is going to teach or reflect seriously on Augustine's City of God...Dorado has laid a solid foundation for a more profound appreciation of the whole range of Augustine's thought and influence."
    Robert Kennedy, Studies in Religion

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521069649
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Eloquence and virtue in Cicero's statesman
    2. Justice and the limits of the soul
    3. Christ and the formation of the just society
    4. Divine eloquence and virtue in the scriptures
    5. Wisdom's hidden reasons
    6. Eloquence and virtue in Augustine's statesman.

  • Author

    Robert Dodaro, Augustinian Patristic Institute, Rome
    Robert Dodaro is Professor of Patristic Theology in the Patristic Institute, the Augustinianum, Rome.

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