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This can be the 1st new rendition for a iteration of the town of God, the 1st significant highbrow success of Latin Christianity and one of many vintage texts of Western civilization. Robert Dyson has produced an entire, actual, authoritative and fluent translation of De Civitate Dei, edited including complete biographical notes, a concise advent, bibliography and chronology of Augustine's existence. the result's a major contribution of curiosity to scholars of theology, philosophy, ecclesiastical historical past, the historical past of political concept and past due antiquity.


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Afterwards, however, they have nothing that they can do, because there is no sensation in a dead body. There are, then, many Christian bodies not covered by the earth; but no one has separated them from Heaven, nor from the earth which is wholly filled with the presence of Him Who knows whence He will raise that which He has created. It is, indeed, said in the psalm: ‘The dead bodies of Thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of Thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.

68 Moreover, their martyrdom is celebrated with veneration by great numbers in the Catholic Church. Of these women I do not venture any casual judgment. For I do not know if the Divine Authority has, by some trustworthy testimonies, persuaded the Church so to honour their memories; and it may be that this is so.

Why should he perpetrate upon himself a sin of his own so that another’s sin might not be perpetrated on him? 18 Of the violence and lust of others endured by a helpless body while the mind is un willing There is, however, the fear that lust will defile even when it is another’s. It will not defile, if it is another’s; and if it defiles, it is not another’s. Modesty is a virtue of the soul, and has as its companion a fortitude which resolves to endure any evil whatsoever rather than consent to evil.

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