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Augustine's City of God : a reader's guide

Gerard O'Daly.
  • Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • xii, 323 pages ; 23 cm.
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Summary
  • "The City of God, written in the aftermath of the Gothic sack of Rome in A.D. 410, is the most influential of Augustine's works. It played a decisive role in the formation of the culture of the Christian West. Gerard O'Daly's book is the first comprehensive modern guide to it in any language." "The book should prove of value to Augustine's wide readership among students of late antiquity, theologians, philosophers, medievalists, Renaissance scholars, and historians of art and iconography."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • 1. Cities Real and Desired
  • 2. Making of the Book
  • 3. Apologetic Tradition
  • 4. Theme of the Two Cities
  • 5. Structure of the Work
  • 6. 'Where Were the Gods?': Books 1-5
  • 7. Varro, Platonists, and Demons: Books 6-10
  • 8. Creation, the Fall, and the Regime of the Passions: Books 11-14
  • 9. History of the Two Cities: Books 15-18
  • 10. Final Destinations: Books 19-22
  • 11. Influences and Sources
  • 12. Place of the City of God in Augustine's Writings
  • App. A. Title De Civitate Dei
  • App. B. Manuscripts and Editions
  • App. C. 'Breviculus', 'Capitula', and 'Canon'
  • App. D. Chronology in City 18. 54.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [280]-307) and index.
ISBN
  • 0198263546
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 98030960
  • OCLC: 39746779