Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press
Release Date: Aug 26, 2008
Pages: 400 pages
Dimensions: 1.12 x 8.50 x 5.51 inches
Written during the time when the Roman Empire was crumbling, Augustine's De civitate Dei tackles the questions raised by the decline of the political and social order. Here, in Books One through Seven (of the total of twenty-two books in this monumental work), Augustine examines the history of the Roman Republic and Empire. Though based on a false religion and a lust for domination, the rise of Rome was nevertheless ordained by God's providence.
Saint Augustine, Paperback, ISBN 10: 0813215544, ISBN 13: 9780813215549