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City of God

Cecelia Holland

City of God

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Published by Magnum in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, London , Gollancz, 1979.

StatementCecelia Holland.
The Physical Object
Pagination273p. ;
Number of Pages273
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21401100M
ISBN 100417052103
OCLC/WorldCa16563111

This peace the Heavenly City possesses in faith while on its pilgrimage, and it lives a life of righteousness, based on this faith,44 having the attainment of that peace in view in every good action it performs in relation to God, and in relation to a neighbour, since the life of a city is inevitably a social life. However, because the things were made out of nothing, they are subject to change. Again, they say that the long famine laid many a Christian low. He advocated with great keenness the cause of injustice against justiceand endeavored by plausible reasons and examples to demonstrate that the former is beneficial, the latter useless, to the republic.

In Chapter 2, Augustine discusses God a little more, saying that he is the supreme being. Analysis Augustine created a theology of the self in The Confessions, and in The City of God he initiates a theology of history. The church is divinely established and leads humankind to eternal goodness, which is God. If that was not impurity by which she was unwillingly ravished, then this is not justice by which she, being chaste, is punished. In short, these two men are exactly the same. Within their own souls, in the witness of their own conscience, they enjoy the glory of chastity.

Within their own soulsin the witness of their own consciencethey enjoy the glory of chastity. He gives a similar example for lust as well. And this was ordered by divine providencethat their pride might be restrained, and that by their example it might be pointed out that it is humility which has access to the highest regions. But this mental infirmity is now more prevalent and hurtful than ever, to such an extent that even after the truth has been as fully demonstrated as man can prove it to manthey hold for the very truth their own unreasonable fancies, either on account of their great blindness, which prevents them from seeing what is plainly set before them, or on account of their opinionative obstinacy, which prevents them from acknowledging the force of what they do see. Further still, we are reminded that in such a carnage as then occurred, the bodies could not even be buried. I have other questions or need to report an error Please email the diagnostic information above to help pglaf.


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But his analysis is timeless and universal. And although they have gone astray in different ways, the limits imposed by nature set bounds to their deviation from the path of truth, so that there were none who did not set the Supreme Good and the Supreme Evil in one of three locations: in the soul, or in the body, or in both.

None of those questions entails any dispute about the Ultimate Good and Evil. The philosophers of the past, such as Plato, had all said that a person does not owe full and absolute loyalty to any earthly society, and Augustine rigorously critiques this concept in the light of Christian doctrine.

Certainly we would rather hear that our friends were dead, although this also we could not hear without grief. How much more strongly is a human being drawn by the laws of his nature, so to speak, to enter upon a fellowship with all his fellow-men and to keep peace with them, as far as lies in him.

And therefore, it leads what we may call a life of captivity in this earthly city as in a foreign land, although it has already received the promise of redemption, and the gift of the Spirit as a kind of pledge of it; and yet it does not hesitate to obey the laws of the earthly city by which those things which are designed for the support of this mortal life are regulated; and the purpose of this obedience is that, since this mortal condition is shared by both cities, a harmony may be preserved between them in things that are relevant to this condition.

Introduction by Ernest Barker. The four, as we know, are sometimes each of them subordinated to virtue, so that they are considered worth aiming at not on their own account but as instrumental to virtue; sometimes they are ranked above virtue, so that virtue is supposed to be essential not on its own account, but only with a view to the attainment or conservation of those desiderata; sometimes they are bracketed equal, so that these four, as well as virtue, are believed to be proper objects of desire for their own sakes.

In fine, the gentle Greeks appropriated that temple of Juno to the purposes of their own avarice and pride ; while these churches of Christ were chosen even by the savage barbarians as the fit scenes for humility and mercy.

In fact, the entire Middle Ages was nearly dominated by such swimming. To the eyes of men this appears a harsh and doleful lot, yet precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. And there is something yet more intolerable, something to be bewailed, and, if it were possible, washed away by floods of tears.

In fact, who are, in general, more friendly, or at any rate ought to be, than those within the walls of the same home?

The angry wrangling between the two communities prompted Augustine to begin writing The City of God in For how can it be happy, if it is not yet saved?

God then, created all things in supreme wisdom and ordered them in perfect justice; and in establishing the mortal race of mankind as the greatest ornament of earthly things, he has given to mankind certain good things suitable to this life.

But they do claim that though human life is compelled to be wretched by all the grievous evils of this world, it is happy in the expectation of the world to come, just as, in expectation, it is saved.

Now when it is asked which of these is to be chosen for preference, here too there is involved no dispute about the Ultimate Good; the question at issue is which of those three entails difficulty in the attainment or conservation of the Supreme Good, and which assists it.

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E. L. Doctorow’s novel promises to strike readers as a wonderfully unusual novel with a liberating narrative technique that breaks many of the so-called "rules" of the novel and also echoes and riffs. Jan 02,  · Question: "What is The City of God?" Answer: The City of God is a book written by St.

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