2 edition of City of God found in the catalog.
City of God
MarГa de JesГєs de Agreda, sor
1949 by Catholic Information Service of New Mexico ; distributor, Corcoran Publishing company in Wheeling, W.Va .
Written in English
|Other titles||Mystical city of God|
|Statement||Translated from the original Spanish by Fiscar Marison (Rev. Geo. J. Blatter)|
|Contributions||Blatter, George J. 1861-, tr.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||4 v. :|
And so, though all these twenty-two books refer to both cities, yet I have named them after the better city, and called them The City of God. Or maybe, says Augustine, the Romans of old circumstances were prudent, and God remunerated that uprightness, despite the fact that they didn't adore him. This piecemeal demolition of agnostic religious philosophy proceeds through book X. Another instance of this equity and virtue is found in their treatment of Marcus Camillus.
Even so, they also are guilty of City of God book remarkable error, in contending that amid those evils, even if they are so grievous that a man who suffers them is right to seek escape by self-inflicted death, life is nevertheless happy. But remember that, in recounting these things, I have still to address myself to ignorant men; so ignorantindeed, as to give birth to the common saying, Drought and Christianity go hand in hand. While this Heavenly City, therefore, is on pilgrimage in this world, she calls out citizens from all nations and so collects a society of aliens, speaking all languages. In conclusion he says that God is not to be blamed for defects, but should be praised for all the perfections pertaining to natures. In short, these two men are exactly the same. The question is whether he is guilty.
Assuredly you will find it impossible to defend her before the judges of the realms below, if they be such as your poets are fond of representing them; for she is among those Who guiltless sent themselves to City of God book, And all for loathing of the day, In madness threw their lives away. In these ten books, then, I refute these two opinions, which are as groundless as they are antagonistic to the Christian religion. A midwife, suppose, has whether maliciously or accidentally, or through unskillfulness destroyed the virginity of some girl, while endeavoring to ascertain it: I suppose no one is so foolish asto believe that, by this destruction of the integrity of one organ, the virgin has lost anything even of her bodily sanctity. For Judas, when he killed himself, killed a wicked man; but he passed from this life chargeable not only with the death of Christ, but with his own: for though he killed himself on account of his crime, his killing himself was another crime.
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Moreover, if the Romans had been able to receive a rule of life from their gods, they City of God book not have borrowed Solon's laws from the Atheniansas they City of God book some years after Rome was founded; and yet they did not keep them as they received them, but endeavored to improve and amend them.
Nay more, the virtue of holy continence, when it resists the uncleanness of carnal lustsanctifies even the body, and therefore when this continence remains unsubdued, even the sanctity of the body is preserved, because the will to use it holily remains, and, so far as lies in the body itself, the power also.
And yet by nature, in the condition in which God created man, no man is the slave either of man or of sin. In book II, he exhibits that the fall of Rome isn't a special occasion in mankind's history. Augustine discusses the perversion of the angelic nature in more detail, and provides and example.
For what survives of that primitive morality which the poet called Rome's safeguard? Indeed, Cato condemns himself by the advice he gave to his dearly loved son. Are they not of frequent occurrence, even in the honourable love of friends? At present, and speaking to the subject on hand, whether all kinds of offerings are made indiscriminately to all the gods, as if all were good and it is an unseemly thing to conceive that there are evil gods; but these gods of the pagans are all evilbecause they are not gods, but evil spiritsor whether, as Labeo thinks, a distinction is made between the offerings presented to the different gods the Greeks are equally justified in honoring alike the priests by whom the sacrifices are offered, and the players by whom the dramas are acted, that they may not be open to the charge of doing an injury to all their gods, if the plays are pleasing to all of them, or which were still worse to their good gods, if the plays are relished only by them.
And so everyone who reflects with sorrow on such grievous evils, in all their horror and cruelty, must acknowledge the misery of them. For under these tortures no one lost Christ by confessing Him, no one preserved wealth save by denying its existence.
Let us rather draw this conclusion, that while the sanctity of the soul remains even when the body is violated, the sanctity of the body is not lost; and that, in like manner, the sanctity of the body is lost when the sanctity of the soul is violated, though the body itself remains intact.
The City of God book, you see, had not departed City of God book every fane and sacred shrine, since they were still predicting the issue of these affairs, and yet were taking no steps to correct Sylla himself. But none the less was City of God book incumbent on these gods, who were men's guardians, to publish in plain terms the laws of a good life, and not to conceal them from their worshippers.
So, too, the apostle, when speaking of the seeds of such things as these, says, "That which thou sowest is not quickened except it die;" and in the Psalm it is said, "He killed their vines with hail.
For if the dress of a father, or his ring, or anything he wore, be precious to his children, in proportion to the love they bore him, with how much more reason ought we to care for the bodies of those we lovewhich they wore far more closely and intimately than any clothing!
These Romans guaranteed that Christians were not sufficiently devoted on the grounds that they requested that individuals serve God as opposed to the state, and they supported absolution toward adversaries. Far be it from us to so misapply words.
Augustine then begins talking about natures again, and brings up the example of fire. He was referring to that period immediately after the expulsion of the kings, in which the city became great in an incredibly short space of time. There is no question which she was.The City of God is a rebuttal of this belief-but that is far from all that it is.
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