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By John Doody,Kim Paffenroth,Kevin L. Hughes,Todd Breyfogle,Phillip Cary,Robert Dodaro O.S.A,Louis I. Hamilton,Michael Hanby,Robert P. Kennedy,Thomas F. Martin O.S.A,Eugene McCarraher,David C. Schindler,Thomas W. Smith,Paul Wright

The examine of Augustine's political teachings has suffered from a historical past of misreadings, either historical and glossy. it's only lately that the conventional strains of 'Augustinian pessimism' were opened to query. students have started to discover the wider strains of Augustine's political proposal in his letters and sermons, and hence were capable of position his vintage textual content, the town of God, in its right context. The essays during this quantity take inventory of those contemporary advancements and revisit previous assumptions in regards to the importance of Augustine of Hippo for political proposal. They achieve this from many various views, interpreting the anthropological and theological underpinnings of Augustine's proposal, his critique of politics, his improvement of his personal political notion, and a few of the later manifestations or makes use of of his notion within the center a while, the Renaissance, and this present day. This new imaginative and prescient is right away extra bracing, extra hopeful, and extra different than prior readings can have allowed.

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Augustine and Politics (Augustine in Conversation: Tradition and Innovation) by John Doody,Kim Paffenroth,Kevin L. Hughes,Todd Breyfogle,Phillip Cary,Robert Dodaro O.S.A,Louis I. Hamilton,Michael Hanby,Robert P. Kennedy,Thomas F. Martin O.S.A,Eugene McCarraher,David C. Schindler,Thomas W. Smith,Paul Wright


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