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100 1  Heyking, John von. 
245 10 Augustine and politics as longing in the world /|cJohn von
260    Columbia, MO :|bUniversity of Missouri Press,|c©2001. 
300    1 online resource (xvi, 278 pages). 
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490 1  Eric Voegelin Institute series in political philosophy 
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520 8  Saint Augustine's political thought has usually been 
       interpreted by modern readers as suggesting that politics 
       is based on sin. In Augustine and Politics as Longing in 
       the World, John von Heyking shows that Augustine actually 
       considered political life a substantive good that fulfills
       a human longing for a kind of wholeness. Rather than 
       showing Augustine as supporting the Christian church's 
       domination of politics, von Heyking argues that he held a 
       subtler view of the relationship between religion and 
       politics, one that preserves the independence of political
       life. And while many see his politics as based on a 
       natural-law ethic or on one in which authority is 
       conferred by direct revelation, von Heyking shows how 
       Augustine held to an understanding of political ethics 
       that emphasizes practical wisdom and judgment in a mode 
       that resembles Aristotle rather than Machiavelli. 
       Augustine and Politics as Longing in the World 
       demonstrates some of the deficiencies in the way 
       Augustine's political thought has been interpreted. It 
       also explains why a rereading of his thought illuminates 
       the current debates between "secularists" and proponents 
       of "orthodoxy" and shows why these debates are miscast. By
       examining Augustine's political thought, von Heyking 
       provides a way of resolving this controversy and shows how
       we can move beyond conflicting claims and thus moderate 
       yet elevate political life. Behind Augustine's apparent 
       antipolitical rhetoric lies his substantial agreement with
       his Roman philosophical interlocutors on virtue and 
       politics. This allegedly antipolitical rhetoric is meant 
       to tame the lust for domination of Roman patriots by 
       showing that lust can never be satisfied by political 
       goods. By opposing extreme "worldliness" with extreme 
       "otherworldliness," Augustine appears to reject politics 
       as a natural good. On the contrary, he affirmed politics 
       as a natural good. Augustine and Politics as Longing in 
       the World shows how Augustine's belief that politics was a
       way for humans to fulfill their longings for a kind of 
       wholeness discloses a deeper affirmation of a more 
       meaningful, pluralistic, and robust political life than 
       his interpreters have previously appreciated. 
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600 00 Augustine,|cSaint, Bishop of Hippo|xContributions in 
       political science. 
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