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By John Doody,Kim Paffenroth,Kevin L. Hughes,Todd Breyfogle,Phillip Cary,Robert Dodaro O.S.A,Louis I. Hamilton,Michael Hanby,Robert P. Kennedy,Thomas F. Martin O.S.A,Eugene McCarraher,David C. Schindler,Thomas W. Smith,Paul Wright

The examine of Augustine's political teachings has suffered from a historical past of misreadings, either old and glossy. it's only in recent times that the conventional traces of 'Augustinian pessimism' were opened to query. students have began to discover the wider strains of Augustine's political proposal in his letters and sermons, and therefore were capable of position his vintage textual content, town of God, in its right context. The essays during this quantity take inventory of those fresh advancements and revisit outdated assumptions in regards to the importance of Augustine of Hippo for political notion. They accomplish that from many alternative views, studying the anthropological and theological underpinnings of Augustine's suggestion, his critique of politics, his improvement of his personal political suggestion, and a few of the later manifestations or makes use of of his suggestion within the center a long time, the Renaissance, and this present day. This new imaginative and prescient is right away extra bracing, extra hopeful, and extra assorted than prior readings may have allowed.

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