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By Augustine, E. M. Atkins, R. J. Dodaro

This assortment brings jointly thirty-five letters and sermons of Augustine, Bishop of Hippo from 396-430 advert, that care for political concerns. The letters and sermons are either sensible and principled and deal with many crucial issues in Augustine's proposal, together with the tasks of citizenship, the connection among the church and secular authority, non secular coercion, and struggle and peace. those texts supplement Augustine's vintage the town of God, and provides scholars direct perception into the political and social international of past due antiquity with which Augustine used to be instantly concerned.

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Social conditions as they affected families during Augustine’s episcopate are discussed by B. Shaw, ‘The Family in Late Antiquity: the Experience of Augustine’, Past and Present  (), –. E. Pagels, Adam, Eve and the Serpent (London, ), provides a starting point for discussions of Augustine’s attitudes to women and women’s sexuality; however, the question remains controversial for scholars. E. A. Matter, ‘Christ, God and Woman in the Thought of St Augustine’ and M. Lamberigts, ‘A Critical Examination of Critiques of Augustine’s View of Sexuality’, in Augustine and his Critics, ed.

See also G. –. While not a biography, C. N. Cochrane, Christianity and Classical Culture. A Study of Thought and Action from Augustus to Augustine (Oxford, ; repr. ), retains its value as an introduction to the cultural shifts undergirding Augustine’s xlv Bibliography thought. -I. Marrou, Saint Augustin et la fin de la culture antique (Paris, th edn, ; repr. ), remains essential for understanding the intellectual formation and cultural influences on Augustine’s religious thought.

Donnelly (New York, ), felicitously brings together numerous treatments of political themes in the City of God which are scattered throughout various journals and books. To Donnelly’s collection R. Williams, ‘Politics and the Soul: A Reading of the City of God’, Milltown Studies : (), –, should be added. M. Ruokanen, Theology of Social Life in Augustine’s De civitate Dei (Göttingen, ), offers a select bibliography of prominent studies on topics concerned with Augustine’s political thought (pp.

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