By Augustine of Hippo
St Augustine, bishop of Hippo, used to be one of many significant figures within the background of Christianity, and City of God is one in all his maximum theological works. Written as an eloquent defence of the religion at a time while the Roman Empire was once near to cave in, it examines the traditional pagan religions of Rome, the arguments of the Greek philosophers and the revelations of the Bible. Pointing the best way ahead to a citizenship that transcends the simplest political stories of the realm and gives citizenship that might final for eternity, City of God is among the such a lot influential files within the improvement of Christianity.
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