Alongside his Confessions, The City of God is without a doubt St. Augustine’s most compelling work. With regards to what starts as a protracted evaluate of great Roman religion and a barrier of Christianity, Augustine contacts upon various points, including the job of effortlessness, the first condition of mankind, the likelihood of pursuing a simply war, the perfect type of government, and the idea of paradise and damnation. In any case, his real concern is the contrast between the City of God and the City of Man, one based on adoration for God, the other on affection for self. One can’t however be moved and awed by the writer’s expansiveness of intrigue and entering insight. For each one of the individuals who are keen on the best works of art of Christian vestige, The City of God is vital.
This hotly anticipated interpretation by William Babcock is distributed in two volumes, with a presentation and explanation that make Augustine’s stupendous work receptive. Books 1-10 contain Augustine’s evaluate of the Roman religious, political, and scholarly convention and set up the route for the incredible vision of the two urban communities that he sets out in Books 11-22.
The City of God (1-10) (Vol. I/6) (The Works of Saint Augustine: A Translation for the 21st Century).