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O’Donovan on City of God, Book 19

Augustine’s City of God Book 19 is the most challenging piece of ethics ever written.  O’Donovan’s interpretation of Book 19 is the most challenging piece of ethics I’ve ever read. And while O’Donovan will suggest an insolvable tension between the two loves/cities, … Continue reading


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The felicity of Christian Emperors

City of God, Book V. But we say that they are happy if they rule justly; if they are not lifted up amid the praises of those who pay them sublime honors, and the obsequiousness of those who salute them … Continue reading

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