The City of God (11-22) (Works of Saint Augustine #7) (Paperback)

The City of God (11-22) (Works of Saint Augustine #7) By John E. Rotelle (Editor), St Augustine, William Babcock (Translator) Cover Image
By John E. Rotelle (Editor), St Augustine, William Babcock (Translator)
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This is book number 7 in the Works of Saint Augustine series.

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Books 11-22 offer Augustine's Christian view of history, including the Christian view of human destiny. The Index for Books 1-22 is included.

Along with his Confessions, The City of God is undoubtedly St. Augustine's most influential work. In the context of what begins as a lengthy critique of classic Roman religion and a defense of Christianity, Augustine touches upon numerous topics, including the role of grace, the original state of humanity, the possibility of waging a just war, the ideal form of government, and the nature of heaven and hell. But his major concern is the difference between the City of God and the City of Man - one built on love of God, the other on love of self. One cannot but be moved and impressed by the author's breadth of interest and penetrating intelligence. For all those who are interested in the greatest classics of Christian antiquity, The City of God is indispensible.

This long-awaited translation by William Babcock is published in two volumes, with an introduction and annotation that make Augustine's monumental work approachable. Books 11-22 offer Augustine's Christian view of history, including the Christian view of human destiny.

About the Author


Augustine of Hippo is one of the greatest thinkers and writers in the Western world. After becoming a Christian he was made bishop of Hippo in Africa, where he was influential in civil and church affairs. His more than 100 books, 200 letters, and 500 sermons have left a lasting impact on Western philosophy and culture. His classic and best-selling works include The Confessions, The Trinity, The City of God, and Teaching Christianity.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781565484818
ISBN-10: 1565484819
Publisher: New City Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2013
Pages: 615
Language: English
Series: Works of Saint Augustine