By Augustine,R. W. Dyson

this is often the 1st new rendition for a iteration of town of God, the 1st significant highbrow success of Latin Christianity and one of many vintage texts of Western civilisation. Robert Dyson has produced a whole, actual, authoritative, and fluent translation of De civitate dei, edited including complete biographical notes, a concise creation, bibliography, and chronology of Augustine's existence. the result's some of the most vital unmarried contributions to the Cambridge Texts sequence but released, of curiosity to scholars of ecclesiastical background, the historical past of political notion, theology, philosophy, and overdue antiquity.

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