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.

Augustine And The Limits Of Virtue

Author: James Wetzel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521405416
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This sophisticated analysis of Augustine's thought on virtue and the will makes a notable contribution to Augustine studies, and casts light both on the subject of 'moral luck' and on the relationship between theology and philosophy ...

Studia Patristica Augustine Other Latin Writers V 43

Author: Frances Margaret Young
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
ISBN: 9789042918863
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Does Augustine Accept Pagan Virtue? 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 passages which they think
relevant without paying much attention to their context. This is inadequate
because it neglects the intricate structure of Augustine's argument that results
from his ...

Christ And The Just Society In The Thought Of Augustine

Author: Robert Dodaro
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139456517
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Augustine's letters to Marcellinus and Volusianus (Letters 138, 137) reveal how
seriously he views these challenges to the political significance of the Christian
faith. Both in his letters to public officials and in the City ofGod he takes as his
point of departure what Cicero says in De republica concerning the statesman
and the virtues through which Rome's leading citizens had earlier maintained the
justice and security of the respublica. At the heart ofAugustine's denial in Books 2
and 19 ...

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 ...

Putting On Virtue

Author: Jennifer A. Herdt
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226327256
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Ultimately, Putting On Virtue traces a path from suspicion of virtue to its secular inversion, from confession of dependence to assertion of independence.

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.

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 ...

City Of God

Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)
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Both pagan and Christian leaders have contributed to Roman greatness. The book concludes with eulogies of the Christian leaders Constantine and Theodosius." --Book Jacket.

The Works Of Aurelius Augustine Letters V 2

Author: Marcus Dods
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Why, then, do you expect me to multiply examples of the evils which were
brought in by wickedness uplifted by prosperity, seeing that among themselves,
those who observed events with somewhat closer attention discerned that Rome
had more reason to regret the departure of its poverty than of its opulence;
because in its poverty the integrity of its virtue was secured, but through its
opulence, dire corruption, more terrible than any invader, had taken violent
possession not of the walls ...