Citie of God


Category: Philosophy

By Saint Augustine

Published in 1494

Reference #0426

Illuminated and Rubricated Incunable. The work was completed by Augustine in the early 5th century in Latin. “Citie of God” is an apology for Christianity against the accusation that the Church was responsible for the decline of the Roman Empire.

It interprets human history as a conflict between the City of God, which includes the body of Christians belonging to the Church, and the Earthly City, composed of pagans and heretical Christians. Augustine foresees that, through the will of God, the people of the City of God will eventually win immortality, those in the Earthly City destruction.”