Augustine: Political Writings

by Augustine, Ernest L. Fortin, Douglas Kries

Series: Hackett Classics

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  • 1603848843
  • 9780872202108
  • 9781603848848
  • 9781624662140

The best available introduction to the political thought of Augustine, if not to Christian political thought in general. Included are generous selections from City of God, as well as from many lesser-known writings of Augustine.


  • Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; October 1994
  • ISBN: 9781603848848
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  • Title: Augustine: Political Writings
  • Series: Hackett Classics
  • Author: Augustine; Ernest L. Fortin (trans.); Douglas Kries (trans.)
  • Imprint: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1603848843
  • 9780872202108
  • 9781603848848
  • 9781624662140

In The Press

[This volume] offers one-stop access to the political ideas of a major pre-modern thinker. The translations are fresh, accurate, supple, and clear, and the notes and comments are helpful. Ernest Fortin's excellent Introduction sets the central text, the City of God, in historical perspective and outlines problems Augustine faced in trying to reconcile Christian faith with the legitimate demands of civic life. --Alan R. Perreiah, Teaching Philosophy


About The Author

Paul Woodruff is Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin.