This volume presents Augustine's De Civitate Dei (City of God) books I-X in a new modern translation suitable for all readers. Covering everything from Christianity's relationship to Rome, to the nature of idolatry and the real reasons for Rome's downfall, books I-X form a critical section in this magisterial work by the first truly great non-apostolic theologian.
This long-awaited translation by William Babcock is published in two volumes, with an introduction and annotation that make Augustine's monumental work approachable. Augustine addresses many topics (grace, just war, heaven & hell), but his major concern is the difference between the City of God and the City of Man, one built on love of God, the other on love of self. For those interested in the classics of Christian antiquity, "The City of God" is indispensable.