9781580469241-1580469248-Augustine's Political Thought (Rochester Studies in Medieval Political Thought) (Volume 2)

Augustine's Political Thought (Rochester Studies in Medieval Political Thought) (Volume 2)

ISBN-13: 9781580469241
ISBN-10: 1580469248
Author: Richard J. Dougherty
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Rochester Press
Format: Hardcover 290 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781580469241
ISBN-10: 1580469248
Author: Richard J. Dougherty
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Rochester Press
Format: Hardcover 290 pages

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Acknowledged author Richard J. Dougherty wrote Augustine's Political Thought (Rochester Studies in Medieval Political Thought) (Volume 2) comprising 290 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1580469248 and 9781580469241. Since then Augustine's Political Thought (Rochester Studies in Medieval Political Thought) (Volume 2) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Studies on Augustine have burgeoned over the past decade, but attention has focused primarily on his writings on philosophy and theology. Less attention has been given to his political teaching, despite his well-known and influential statements on politics, most notably in his City of God. This collection of essays examines Augustine's corpus with a view to understanding his political thought. Taking seriously what he has to say about politics, the contributors here begin with Augustine's own reflections on politics-and often in writings where one least expects to find such reflections, such as the autobiographical Confessions, his letters, and his sermons. The contributors then consider the ways in which Augustine's teaching relates to that of his predecessors, the classical thinkers, as well as to the thought of other medieval thinkers, revealing that Augustine both drew on and diverged from the classical tradition and influenced the political thought of later medieval and even modern thinkers. This important collection thus contributes to the history of political thought and to the study of the questions at the center of all Western political thought.

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