Skip to comments.The Two Cities
Posted on 06/15/2014 11:04:20 AM PDT by Shery
Augustine's City of God, perhaps the greatest work of literature springing from the Latin tongue, offers us a treatise on the nature of human and heavenly government by positing two dichotomies: The City of God and The City of Man. Among its themes, Augustine contemplates man's utopian dream of perfecting the earthly heaven. Mans eternal quest of that shining City: managed to perfection by human art and science, founded on justice, and whose end is temporal peace, is indeed older than historical memory. Augustine sought to understand the relationship of Christianity and the fall of the Great City which had been sacked by the Visigoths in 410 A.D. Contemplating the crumbling of the ancient world, the Bishop of Hippo drew a sharp distinction between the ends of the human and heavenly cities. Moreover, he bequeaths to us a religio-political legacy on what is possible in the theatres of carnal and spiritual life.
The City of Man is the product of human...
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