By R. W. Dyson, Augustine of Hippo
This can be the 1st new rendition for a iteration of the town of God, the 1st significant highbrow fulfillment of Latin Christianity and one of many vintage texts of Western civilization. Robert Dyson has produced a whole, actual, authoritative and fluent translation of De Civitate Dei, edited including complete biographical notes, a concise advent, bibliography and chronology of Augustine's lifestyles. the result's a tremendous contribution of curiosity to scholars of theology, philosophy, ecclesiastical historical past, the background of political concept and past due antiquity.
'Dyson's splendidly lucid, conscientiously literal and traditionally delicate translation ... makes this the variation that almost all readers will now decide to seek advice ... We has to be thankful for this wonderful new translation.' the days larger schooling Supplement
'It reads remarkably good; it really is based, as a rule succeeds in reproducing the rhetorical colouring Augustine usually provides his argument, and, is remarkably trustworthy to the textual content. a quick yet valuable creation ... offers the mandatory information regarding the context of the paintings, and summarises the details of Augustine's political suggestion. The publication is good-looking and good produced.' magazine of Ecclesiastical History
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Latin
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Augustine: The City of God against the Pagans (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought) by R. W. Dyson, Augustine of Hippo