Concerning the city of God against the pagans by Augustine of Hippo

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Subjects:

  • Kingdom of God.,
  • Apologetics -- Early works to 1800.,
  • Apologetics -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.

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Other titlesCity of God, City of God against the pagans
StatementAugustine ; translated by Henry Bettenson ; with a new introduction by G.R. Evans.
GenreEarly works to 1800.
SeriesPenguin classics
ContributionsBettenson, Henry Scowcroft., Evans, G. R.
The Physical Object
Paginationlxxi, 1097 p. ;
Number of Pages1097
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19084366M
ISBN 100140448942

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EDITOR'S PREFACE. "Rome having been stormed and sacked by the Goths under Alaric their king, the worshippers of false gods, or pagans, as we commonly call them, made an attempt to attribute this calamity to the Christian religion, and began to blaspheme the true God with even more than their wonted bitterness and acerbity.

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As in the foregoing book Augustine has proved regarding moral and spiritual calamities, so in this book he proves regarding external and bodily disasters, that since the foundation of the city the Romans have been continually subject to them; and that even when the false gods were worshipped without a rival, before the advent of Christ, they afforded no relief from such calamities.

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Augustine was of course a native of North Africa. It is a constant frustration to the modern historian that we do not know whether the ancient Punic language was his mother tongue (or even if he spoke it at all).

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