CITY OF GOD (PENGUIN CLASSICS) by Augustine of Hippo

Thick, tough, but worth the work. Learn why Christians could not have sacked Rome and why the Christian is simultaneously a citizen of the kingdom of man and (ultimately) the kingdom of God.
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St Augustine, bishop of Hippo, was one of the central figures in the history of Christianity, and City of God is one of his greatest theological works. Written as an eloquent defence of the faith at a time when the Roman Empire was on the brink of collapse, it examines the ancient pagan religions of Rome, the arguments of the Greek philosophers and the revelations of the Bible. Pointing the way forward to a citizenship that transcends the best political experiences of the world and offers citizenship that will last for eternity, City of God is one of the most influential documents in the development of Christianity.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Book Specifications
Release date: 2003-12-30
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication date: 2004-01-06
Label: Penguin Classics
Pages: 1184
Edition: Reprint
ASIN: 0140448942
ISBN: 0140448942
Height: 202
Length: 782
Weight: 176
Width: 508
Product Group: Book