Category Archives: City of God

Cause of the blessedness…

The cause…of the blessedness of the good is adherence to God. Augustine, CoG, XII:1

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A good man…

…he is not justly called a good man who knows what is good, but who loves it. Augustine, CoG, XI.28  

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Neither any author more excellent…

Neither is there any author more excellent than God, nor any skill more efficacious than the word of God, nor any cause better than that good might be created by the good God. Augustine, CoG, XI.21

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Profoundly remote from our way of thinking…

For not in our fashion does He look forward to what is future, nor at what is present, nor back upon what is past; but in a manner quite different and far and profoundly remote from our way of thinking.  … Continue reading

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Oppositions of contraries…

As, then, these oppositions of contraries lend beauty to the language, so the beauty of the course of this world is achieved by the opposition of contraries, arranged, as it were, by an eloquence not of words, but of things.  … Continue reading

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As elegant as antitheses…

For God would never have created any, I do not say angel, but even man, whose future wickedness He foreknew, unless He had equally known to what uses in behalf of thegood He could turn him, thus embellishing, the course … Continue reading

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Good use of evil wills…

…God, as He is the supremely good Creator of good natures, so is He of evil wills the most just Ruler; so that, while they make an ill use of good natures, He makes a good use even of evil … Continue reading

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