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E7: Augustine's Political Vision (Book 4)

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

Augustine had a clearly defined political philosophy that ran against the grain of Roman beliefs. Here, examine his view that there is no distinction between gangsters and statesmen, and that the difference between conquering and theft is merely one of perspective. Reflect on this "political realism" and what it means for the Roman state.

Speakers: Charles Mathewes

Writers: Charles Mathewes

Topics: HistoryHistory of ChristianityAugustineCity of God

Source: The Great Courses