POLITICAL THEORY AS PUBLIC CONFESSION: Social & Political Thought of St Augustine of Hippo, by Peter Dennis Bathory - 1981 [Signed]
Political Theory as Public Confession: The Social and Political Thought of St Augustine of Hippo
by Peter Dennis Bathory
Oftentimes in the history of society has religion been so much separated from politics. As a consequence of this the writings concerning the one have been opposed to those concerning the other, never with the intention of coming to a point of agreement or giving preeminence to one of the two. Yet in the writings of St Augustine of Hippo we find one of the rare attempts to link the two, as Augustine endeavors to bring the Christian ideals of morale and caritas to actual fruition for the benefit of society, if they are applied by the people and to politics. Here we find in this remarkable historical and religious figure, a rue teacher for all of the human race, and one of the rare authors to discuss a whole new principle: well-being inside each human, through the refinement of the soul, is essential to the well-being of society, and the efficiency of a political system. 173 pages. 6.25 x 9.25 inches.
SIGNED EDITION. Features an illustrated frontis. Includes a table of contents and a preface. With an introduction and a conclusion.
Presumed First Edition. Published by: Transaction Books, New Brunswick, USA and London, UK, 1981.
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD++ condition with VERY GOOD+ DJ.
- ISBN: 087855405X
- Volume is in overall very good++ condition showing minimal wear to covers and interior.
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