Augustine's City of God
A Reader's Guide
By (author) Gerard O'Daly
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Augustine's City of God by Gerard O'Daly
Book DescriptionThe City of God is the most influential of Augustine's works, which played a decisive role in the formation of the Christian West. This book is the first comprehensive modern guide to it in any language. The City of God's scope embodies cosmology, psychology, political thought, anti-pagan polemic, Christian apologetic, theory of history, biblical interpretation, and apocalyptic themes. This book is, therefore, at once about a single masterpiece and at the same time surveys Augustine's developing views through the whole range of his thought. The book is written in the form of a detailed running commentary on each part of the work. Further chapters elucidate the early fifth-century political, social, historical, and literary background, the work's sources, and its place in Augustine's writings.The book should prove of value to Augustine's wide readership among students of late antiquity, theologians, philosophers, medievalists, Renaissance scholars, and historians of art and iconography.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199270811
(215mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Augustine's City of God, Hardback (April 1999)» View all books by Gerard O'Daly
Augustine's "City of God", written in the aftermath of the Gothic sack of Rome in AD 410, is one of the key works in the formation of Western culture. This volume provides a detailed running commentary on the text, with chapters on the political, social, literary and religious background.
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Author Biography - Gerard O'Daly
Gerard O'Daly is Professor of Latin at University College London.
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