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Title Augustine's City of God : a critical guide / edited by James Wetzel.

Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Cambridge critical guides
Cambridge critical guides.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The history of the book : Augustine's City of God and post-Roman cultural memory / Mark Vessey -- Secularity and the saeculum / Paul J. Griffiths -- Augustine's dystopia / Peter Iver Kaufman -- From rape to resurrection : sin, sexual difference, and politics / Margaret R. Miles -- Ideology and solidarity in Augustine's City of God / John Cavadini -- The theater of the virtues : Augustine's critique of pagan mimesis / Jennifer Herdt -- The psychology of compassion : Stoicism in City of God 9.5 / Sarah Byers -- Augustine's rejection of eudaimonism / Nicholas Wolterstorff -- Augustine on the origin of evil : myth and metaphysics / James Wetzel -- Hell and the dilemmas of intractable alienation / John Bowlin -- On the nature and worth of Christian philosophy : evidence from the City of God / John Rist -- Reinventing Ausustine's ethics : the afterlife of City of God / Bonnie Kent.
Summary "Augustine's City of God has profoundly influenced the course of Western political philosophy, but there are few guides to its labyrinthine argumentation that hold together the delicate interplay of religion and philosophy in Augustine's thought. The essays in this volume offer a rich examination of those themes, using the central, contested distinction between a heavenly city on earthly pilgrimage and an earthly city bound for perdition to elaborate aspects of Augustine's political and moral vision. Topics discussed include Augustine's notion of the secular, his critique of pagan virtue, his departure from classical eudaimonism, his mythology of sin, his dystopian politics, his surprising attention to female bodies, his moral psychology, his valorisation of love, his critique of empire and his conception of a Christian philosophy. Together the essays advance our understanding of Augustine's most influential work and provide a rich overview of Augustinian political theology and its philosophical implications." -- Publisher's description.
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Subject Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430. De civitate Dei.
De civitate Dei (Augustine, of Hippo, Saint)
Kingdom of God.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Wetzel, James.
Other Form: Print version: Augustine's City of God. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012 9780521199940 (DLC) 2012009104 (OCoLC)781939365
ISBN 9781139568678 (electronic bk.)
1139568671 (electronic bk.)