City of god

The City of God

circa 415 - 430

Why is it canonical?

Augustine wrote City of God in response to the Sack of Rome, and what is largely accepted as the fall of the Western Roman Empire. He proposes the existence of an entirely new world and government on a heavenly plane, independent of the one that has fallen. City of God is one of the most influential and important works of Christian thought, cited and discussed for centuries afterwards by scholars, thinkers, and writers with in the Christian fold.

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City of god

Manuscript of City of God


Augustine's City of God in English