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E8: Splendid Vices and Happiness in Hope (Book 5)

The Great Courses Presents: Books That Matter - The City of God

In this lecture, you'll reach the climax of Augustine's argument toward civic-minded Romans, which answers the question of how best to pursue happiness while also being a good citizen. The answer takes you through a dazzling discussion of fate versus free will, the nature of divine providence, the errors of glory-seeking, and the tragic nature of the world.

Speakers: Charles Mathewes

Writers: Charles Mathewes

Topics: HistoryHistory of ChristianityAugustineCity of God

Source: The Great Courses