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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Image Books
Publication date June 1, 1958
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385029100
ISBN-10 0385029101
Dimensions 1.50 by 4.25 by 7 in.
Original list price $17.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: No book except the Bible itself had a greater influence on the Middle Ages than City of God. Since medieval Europe was the cradle of today’s Western civilization, this work by consequence is vital for understanding our world and how it came into being.
            Saint Augustine is often regardarded as the most influential Christian thinker after Saint Paul, and City of God is his materpiece, a cast synthesis of religious and secular knowledge. It began as a reply to the charge that Christian otherworldiness was causing the decline of the Roman Empire. Augustine produced a wealth of evidence to prove that paganism bore within itself the seeds of its own destruction. Then he proceeded to his larger theme, a cosmic interpretation of in terms of the struggle between good and evilL the City of God in conflict with the Earthly City or the City of the Devil. This, the first serious attempt at a philosophy of history, was to have incalculable influence in forming the Western mind on the relations of church and state, and on the Christian’s place in the temporal order.
            The original City of God contained twenty-two books and filles three regular-sized volumes. This edition has been skillfully abridged for the intelligent general reader by Vernon J. Bourke, author of Augustine’s Quest for Wisdom, making the heart of this monumental work available to a wide audience.

Editions
Hardcover
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With Marcus Dods (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Modern Library (January 1, 1994); titled "The City of God"
9780679600879 | details & prices | 892 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 2.15 lbs | List price $26.00
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from Everymans Library (June 1, 1973)
9780460009829 | details & prices | List price $15.95
About: St.
from Everymans Library (June 1, 1973)
9780460009836 | details & prices | List price $14.95
Paperback
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from Kessinger Pub Co (December 30, 2005)
9781425465568 | details & prices | 528 pages | 8.25 × 10.50 × 1.25 in. | 2.55 lbs | List price $40.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
With Henry Bettenson (other contributor), G. R. Evans (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (December 1, 2003)
9780140448948 | details & prices | 1168 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 2.25 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $17.00
With David Knowles (other contributor) | from Viking Pr (June 1, 1984)
9780140444261 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.75 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $15.95
About: City of God by St.
from Viking Pr (June 1, 1972)
9780140400229 | details & prices | List price $12.95
About: In The City of God (begun in 413, but Books 20-22 were written in 426) Augustine answers the pagans, who attributed the fall of Rome (410) to the abolition of pagan worship.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Image Books (June 1, 1958)
9780385029100 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.50 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $17.00
About: No book except the Bible itself had a greater influence on the Middle Ages than City of God.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Bernard Mayes (other contributor) | from Blackstone Audio Inc (August 1, 1995); titled "The City of God"
9780786108176 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.75 × 2.25 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $99.95
With Bernard Mayes (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (August 1, 1995); titled "The City of God"
9780786108183 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.75 × 2.25 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $99.95
Reinforced
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With Augustine | from Demco Media (August 30, 2004)
9780606310710 | details & prices | List price $25.65
About: Draws contrasts from heavenly and earthly cities to depict the good and evil in human nature, as well as in Western society and thought.

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