City of God, Paperback Book
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St Augustine, bishop of Hippo, was one of the central figures in the history of Christianity, and City of God is one of his greatest theological works.

Written as an eloquent defence of the faith at a time when the Roman Empire was on the brink of collapse, it examines the ancient pagan religions of Rome, the arguments of the Greek philosophers and the revelations of the Bible.

Pointing the way forward to a citizenship that transcends the best political experiences of the world and offers citizenship that will last for eternity, City of God is one of the most influential documents in the development of Christianity.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1184 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Literary essays
  • ISBN: 9780140448948

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So far I've read 300 pages of how Rome was the best and worst place every but, its picking up unfortunately putting it down and reading something else for right now(update)Finished it and I would say skip the first 300 pages (unless you want a Ancient Roman history lesson) and dive right into the Diamond of Christian theology that this is. An amazing read and piercing right to the soul of matters STILL relevant to today.

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I'm not going to pretend to have understood more than 10% of what I read/listened to.My recommendation to any layperson who is planning on reading this is - don't.If I could do it again, I would read it as part of a class or read something more accessible that summarized the essential and relevant points.

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