Augustine And Roman Virtue

Author: Brian Harding
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441181849
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The book seeks to revise a common reading of Augustine's critique of ancient virtue by focusing on that dialogue, while showing that his attitude towards those authors is more sympathetic, and more critical, than one might expect.

The Political Writings Of St Augustine

Author: Bishop of Hippo Saint Augustine
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 9780895267047
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Here in one concise volume is St. Augustine's brilliant analysis of where faith and politics meet - casting a penetrating light on Roman civilization, the coming Middle Ages, ecclesiastical politics, and some of the most powerful ideas in ...

Christ And The Just Society In The Thought Of Augustine

Author: Robert Dodaro
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139456517
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Just two years after the sack of Rome by Alaric, at the time when Augustine
begins work on the City ofGod, Flavius Marcellinus informs him ofa complaint by
the pagan proconsul of Africa, Rufius Volusianus, that the nonviolence preached
by Christ diminishes Christianity's capacity to defend the Roman Empire, and that
... Piety is the traditional Roman virtue that promotes traditional devotion to the
gods, the key to maintaining the security of the commonwealth in the view of the

Christianity And Politics

Author: C. C. Pecknold
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621892204
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In order to show his argument in some detail, it is worth highlighting two critiques
that Augustine made of Rome, one ethical, and the other theological. The first
critique depends on Rome's own understanding of what counted as virtue. He
began the work telling his readers that the burden of proof is upon him to show
why the Christian virtue of humility is superior to Roman virtues of pride, honor,
and glory—and to show why God's city is more glorious because of such an
alternative ...

Augustine And Politics

Author: John Doody
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739110096
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... publica" as he is to distinguish Roman virtue from tyrannical vice. So, if
Augustine has a political theory, it is of a different sort than we expect. Several of
the chapters in this book are devoted to this theoretical issue. It is the practical
mistake that I wish to consider here. When I have taught texts in political theory to
undergraduates, I have been struck by both the facility with which they discuss
matters of freedom and rights and the degree to which they find such issues
utterly irrelevant.

Studia Patristica Augustine Other Latin Writers V 43

Author: Frances Margaret Young
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
ISBN: 9789042918863
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The Place of Book 5 in the Argument of the City of God Christian Tornau, Jena In
interpreting Augustine's City of God, scholars often try to elucidate his political
thought, his theory of history, or his attitude to ancient Rome by singling out a
number of ... These are the classical paradigms of Roman virtue celebrated by
Cicero, Sal- lust, or Livy, half-legendary figures like Camillus or Regulus, who
through their moral achievements were useful for the res publica and even
qualify for a ...

Kant On Spontaneity

Author: Marco Sgarbi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441143424
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Aesthetic in Kant, James Kirwan Analytic Philosophy: The History of an Illusion,
Aaron Preston Aquinas and the Ship of Theseus, Christopher Brown Augustine
and Roman Virtue, Brian Harding The Challenge of Relativism, Patrick Phillips
Demands of Taste in Kant's Aesthetics, Brent Kalar Descartes and the
Metaphysics of Human Nature, Justin Skirry Descartes' Theory of Ideas, David
Clemenson Dialectic of Romanticism, Peter Murphy and David Roberts Duns
Scotus and the ...

Augustine And Catholic Christianization

Author: Horace E. Six-Means
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781433108044
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This book clarifies our perception of Augustine and Christianity in the socio-religious landscape of Late Roman Africa in at least three ways.

The Works Of Aurelius Augustine Bishop Of Hippo

Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)
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Wherefore let us go on to consider what virtues of the Romans they were which
the true God, in whose power are also the kingdoms of the earth, condescended
to help in order to raise the empire, and also for what reason. ... holding office for
a year, who were called consuls, not kings or lords.” But royal pomp Book v.] THE
ROMAN VIRTUES. 199 seemed inconsistent with the. 1 Sallust, Cat. vii. *
Augustine notes that the name consul is derived from consulere, and thus
signifies a more ...

The Routledge Companion To Virtue Ethics

Author: Lorraine L Besser
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135096686
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CONSECRATED. VIRTUE. Augustine's. Theological. Animus. James. Wetzel.
Interms of the usual periodizations for the history of philosophy, Augustine istoo
late to be classical and too earlyto be medieval.As a child of midfourthcentury
Roman North Africa (b. 354),he is a late antique figure, aprovincial in a farflung
and fractious empire,and as an elderly bishop in the modest but bustling port city
of Hippo Regius,he is a person ofinfluence, an indefatigable writer, destined after
his death ...