Patristic / Augustine City of God 12
On the City of God Against the Pagans
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Date: 426 C.E.
Description: On the City of God Against the Pagans, often called The City of God, is a book of Christian philosophy written in Latin by Augustine of Hippo in the early 5th century C.E. The book was in response to allegations that Christianity brought about the decline of Rome and is considered one of his most important works. As a work of one of the most influential Church Fathers, The City of God is a cornerstone of Western thought, expounding on many profound questions of theology, such as the suffering of the righteous, the existence of evil, the conflict between free will and divine omniscience, and the doctrine of original sin.
Wetzel, James Augustine City of God: A Critical Guide, Cambridge University Press, 2012