The Resource The confessions ; The city of God ; On Christian doctrine, Saint Augustine, (ebook)

The confessions ; The city of God ; On Christian doctrine, Saint Augustine, (ebook)

Label
The confessions ; The city of God ; On Christian doctrine
Title
The confessions ; The city of God ; On Christian doctrine
Statement of responsibility
Saint Augustine
Title variation
  • Confessions
  • City of God
  • On Christian doctrine
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Written in the early 5th century by Augustine of Hippo, who later became a Doctor of the Church, this large theological work provided an articulate defense of Christianity when it was being held culpable for the shocking sack of Rome that had occurred just a few years before. It outlines a citizenship that goes beyond the worldly, the political, and the self-centered, instead focusing on a place where the inhabitants are devout, God-focused, and seeking grace. In examining history with a clear perception of good and evil, Augustine was in effect interpreting human actions in relation to eternity. He contrasts earthly and heavenly cities to great effect, in addition to inspecting pagan religions, Greek philosophers like Plato, and the Bible. Just as it influenced the people of the author's own time, "The City of God" is still a powerful Christian text to this day and considered a foundational work of Christianity
Member of
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
354-430
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Augustine
Dewey number
  • 270.20924
  • 239.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1800-1882
  • 1834-1909
  • 1845-1910
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pusey, E. B.
  • Dods, Marcus
  • Shaw, J. J.
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Great books of the Western World
Series volume
18
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Augustine
  • Christian saints
  • Kingdom of God
  • Apologetics
  • Theology
  • Hippo (Extinct city)
Target audience
adult
Label
The confessions ; The city of God ; On Christian doctrine, Saint Augustine, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420900699
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11908672
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11908672
System control number
MWT11908672
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The confessions ; The city of God ; On Christian doctrine, Saint Augustine, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420900699
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11908672
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11908672
System control number
MWT11908672
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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