Saint Augustine: The City of God
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The City of God is a cornerstone of Western thought. Augustines Timeless Classic About the Timeless City is now an undisputed classic. The sheer scope of the work is impressive.The City of God (originals On the city of God against the pagans) is a book of Christian philosophy written in Latin by Augustine of Hippo in the early 5th century AD.The book covers an astonishing range of topics. As one might expect from its title, it contrasts the City of God with the city of men. But it also deals with creation, time, the origin of evil, human freedom, divine knowledge of the future, the resurrection of the body, final judgment, happiness, the Incarnation, sin, grace, and forgiveness (among others). Augustines masterpiece has spawned innumerable other books and articles since. Later philosophers and theologians have been deeply influenced by it, with its impact being felt from literature and historiography. Its greatest influence has been within the Christian church itself.