Books that Matter: The City of God

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Product Number: GC1053
Released: Mar 07, 2017
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ISBN: #9781501954931
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Augustine of Hippo's masterpiece The City of God is one of the greatest books ever written, yet its size - nearly 1,000 pages - too often intimidates even serious readers. Composed in the years after the sack of Rome in the 5th century, it ushers you on an astounding historical and theological journey through the final years of the ancient world. What makes this book so powerful? And what mysteries lie between its pages? Over the course of 24 in-depth lectures, Professor Mathewes guides you chapter by chapter through Augustine's magnum opus, introducing you not only to the book's key arguments but also to the historical context necessary to comprehend The City of God's true power. You will witness how Augustine wrestles with some of the thorniest philosophical challenges of any time, including the problem of evil, faith versus reason, fate versus free will, and the very nature of God. Although there are no easy answers, Augustine's approach is ultimately therapeutic, helping readers live "happy in hope," which he argues is the only true happiness in a fallen world. Whether you come to this book as a Christian, a philosopher, a historian, a literature lover, or simply someone who wants fresh insight into our world today, Augustine will revolutionize the way you think about politics, religion, history, and our relationship to the divine. Professor Mathewes delivers a profound introduction to one of the world's truly great books.

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Books that Matter: The City of God
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Author(s): Charles Mathewes
Narrator(s): Charles Mathewes
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Author(s): Charles Mathewes
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