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The Practice of Perfection and Christian Virtue. The process of canonization of Mary of Agreda was promoted by the Spanish bishops and other eminent men of the Church soon after her death in It has resulted so far in securing her the title of Venerabilis, thus clearing the way to her beatification, for which, let us hope, God will soon raise a promoter among the many pious and eminent men who hold in esteem her writings and have learned of her holy life and of the miracles wrought at her tomb. Notable is the high recommendation of the Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg, Apost. The man lingered there near death for a few hours and then died. He had no identification on him, but he had a briefcase in which there was a set of quasi-biographical notes. She kept these notes and read them, and because of their extraordinary content, decided to publish them.

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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. What can I say? This is a classic. I am so glad I read this before my 30th birthday and before the US presidential election. It really puts things into perspective. No matter how great I think America is and how much of a superpower it is it does not compare to how long and how great the Roman Empire was.

I cannot even begin to imagine how the citizens of Rome must have felt when they heard the news that the barbarian tribes from the north took over Rome in AD.

This apologetic work from Augustine of Hippo does not only argue that the City of God will overcome the City of Man one day but also teaches one how to engage critics and persuasively convince the reader. Augustine was a Roman through and through but His love for the true Eternal City was always more important.

This book gave me an appreciation for how God always has a 'pilgrim people' that He has predestined to fight the good fight. If you are looking for a biblical theology of the City of God throughout all of Scripture then this is a great read for you. It will also give you an appreciation for how the current trend of 'gospel-centered' is not anything new but really old and Augustine was a master at making Christ-centered connections from the OT.

For example, on page Augustine skillfully writes, "This is why, as the Lord carried his cross, so Isaac himself carried to the place of sacrifice the wood on which he too was to be placed. Moreover, after the father had been prevented from striking his son, since it was not right that Isaac should be slain, who was the ram whose immolation completed the sacrifice by blood of symbolic significance?

Bear in mind that when Abraham saw the ram it was caught by the horns in a thicket. Who, then, was symbolized by that ram but Jesus, crowned with Jewish thorns before he was offered in sacrifice?


The book is filled with little nuggets all throughout. Couldn't recommend it more!

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Verified Purchase. This negative review has nothing to do with St. Augustine's powers of logic or the translation.

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This negative review has everything to do with the Xist Classic kindle edition I purchased. This edition does not contain the full 22 books of "The City of God," but rather cuts Augustine off midthought at the end of book Not delivering the full content of the book as described is unacceptable.

This is a review of the Kindle edition -- that's why the rating is 3 stars. The book proper gets 5 stars from me, but the Kindle version gets 1. Because it's obviously been scanned in from a printed edition and then only tidied perfunctorily. Maybe one page in eight has at least one scanner error they tend to clump , and running a spell-check program would have caught a good fraction of them. A bored intern who read every word of the text would have caught almost all.

It's amusing to read about Flatonists rather than Platonists, and it keeps me on my toes to have "the" replace "die" much of the time, but it soon gets tiresome.

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Penguin Classics has stopped caring about their readers. It's pathetic. This Kindle edition is roughly as expensive as the paperback, at least here, and they can't even be bothered to run a spell-checker program on it, let alone pay anyone to proofread it.

If you simply must have this translation in Kindle format, you're stuck with this. I'm certain that Penguin Classics will do nothing to fix these problems. This sent shock waves throughout the Roman Empire — hitting Christians and Pagans alike.

People in the English-speaking world, thanks to the Protestant Reformation, should re-read Augustine without the mediation of Luther or Calvin, and especially Calvin. America is often described as the New Rome, or the New Athens. Either way, America is the great superpower and is, in many ways, an empire of old.

In other words, God works through a nation to achieve his goals. Augustine vehemently opposes this view of seeing sacred history as tied to particular nations of men. Augustine is thoroughly Catholic. He is Catholic in his hermeneutics and he is Catholic in his ecclesiology.

Which means he is Catholic in his ecclesiological hermeneutic which runs throughout the work.


It was already common in the patristic period to read the Old Testament in a Christo-centric and ecclesiastic manner, so Augustine is no different when he comments upon how to read the ancient stories but it is Augustine's authority that is so important. The Old Testament stories are all prefigurations and signs of Christ and the Church. Abel is like Christ, the good shepherd who is killed by humanity archetypally represented by Cain.

But Abel is also like the Church, the body of true life for even though Abel was physically killed it was Abel who spiritually lived on, while Cain embodies both physical and spiritual death. But it is important to note, as Augustine does, God does not abandon the reprobate first per Calvin's double predestination.

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Then, and only then, does God depart. Hence Augustine's single predestination, for God knows who will choose him and forsake him, but he is still present with those who will forsake him until the moment of their forsaking -- whereas in Calvin God has already separated himself from the eternally damned before the beginning of time. Augustine reads the story of Adam and Eve in the same ecclesiastic hermeneutical lens: This is important for Americans, again, to realize the profundity of what Augustine is claiming who influenced the Catholic tradition as a result: There are no chosen nations, so to speak — all the nations, like earthly Jerusalem or Babylon, are destined to failure but the Church and the Church alone is chosen to endure to the end!

But City of God is more than a work of philosophy, theology, and Biblical interpretation, it is among the greatest and most penetrating works of cultural criticism.

Again, Americans should read, or reread, Augustine in light of this fact. The city of man is the city where you can be whatever you want to be, the city where you can do whatever you want to do, the city where everything is permitted, which is the same as to say that nothing is important or sacred. The love of self is the love of nothingness and exhausts itself, always, in death and destruction.

Defiled by what one had done to her, rather than with her as Augustine so acutely and deftly puts it , ultimately commits suicide though she had done nothing wrong. So she took her life. The love of self drove her to commit suicide. The irony is, Augustine sees, is that Lucretia had to die in order to win the praises of the city of man. Only through her death could she be loved again. But Augustine, while noting the similarities, also highlights the difference.

The murder of Remus by Romulus was because of love of self. Driven by competition and want for praise of self and all the glory of founding Rome to themselves, this meant that neither could share the praise and glory with one another. Hence, Romulus murdered Remus so as to win all of the laurels and honors of founding Rome for himself. The city of man is divided among itself in competition as the iteration of the libido dominadi, with competition being seen as the pathway to glory, honor, and fame, etc.

This is why earthly citizens need to transcend their citizenship to the only place of true unity: Republic and On Obligations, are very Christian in one sense, but deeply flawed in another.

Cicero was right to see the need for justice and unity and strong moral character in order for a society to survive. How can a city founded on the love of self ever be united?

Individualism, in Latin: The hope of nations is not a king, a president, or a congress -- it is the Church, of which Christ is the head of. The City of Rome, Augustine tells us through the stories of Romulus and Remus, Lucretia, and Aeneas, is founded on death and domination.

Domination exhausting itself into death is really the only thing the city of man knows.

The City of God, Volume I by Bishop of Hippo Saint Augustine

Augustine's analysis and criticism of Roman myth, culture, and sacred literature is among the most penetrating and thoughtful cultural criticism any human writer has ever produced. Furthermore, in dealing with theology, Augustine — ever the Catholic — knows that God is Truth itself. The idea of God as Truth itself is Catholic dogma. In reading the narrative of the Fall and Sin in Genesis Augustine, again, deploys that allegorical hermeneutic. What did it mean for Adam and Eve to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil?

It was not to gain consciousness as existentialist theologians of the 20th century say for man was already lonely in Genesis 2 which is why God made woman to make him whole: The man lingered there near death for a few hours and then died. He had no identification on him, but he had a briefcase in which there was a set of quasi-biographical notes.

She kept these notes and read them, and because of their extraordinary content, decided to publish them. Click this link to Download the book. The Summa contra Gentiles was written by St.

Thomas Aquinas between and The work is divided into several categories: Scriptural commentaries, Aristotelian commentaries, Opuscula smaller works , disputed questions and theological syntheses.

It is split roughly into two sections, books I-III which cover truths that naturally are accessible to the human intellect , and book IV which covers truths for which natural reason is inadequate, like the Trinity , Incarnation , Sacrame nts , and the Resurrection.

More specifically, the first part of the work treats truths about God that are known by the natural capacities of the human intellect. Thomas argues that we can know that God exists, that God is one, that God is good from the power of unaided reason.