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City of God

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4 out of 5
Based on 1,207 Ratings and 144 Reviews

Book Description
Augustine's City of God, a monumental work of religious lore, philosophy, and history, was written as a kind of literary tombstone for Roman culture. After the sack of Rome, Augustine wrote this book to anatomize the corruption of Romans' pursuit of earthly pleasures: "grasping for praise, open-handed with their money; honest in the pursuit of wealth, they wanted to hoard glory." Augustine contras... More
Book Information
PublisherPenguin Young Readers Group
BindingMass Market Paperback (22 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages1152
Publication Date05/01/1984
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About Henry Bettenson (Author, Translator) : Henry Bettenson is a published author and a translator. Published credits of Henry Bettenson include City of God (Penguin Classics).
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About St. Augustine (Author) : St. Augustine is a published author. Some of the published credits of St. Augustine include The City of God, St. Augustin's City of God and Christian Doctrine (Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, 1), City... more
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About David Knowles (Editor) : David Knowles is a published editor. Published credits of David Knowles include City of God (Penguin Classics).
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