The Continual Cultural, Societal and Religious Relevance of Augustine’s City of God

Anna M. Cox


In every culture and society there are basic fundamental, relevant aspects that are at the core of that society and culture. It is through one of Christianity’s greatest Bishops and writer, St. Augustine, and his work The City of God that his metaphor of the heavenly and the Earthly City examines some the most fundamentally profound aspects to a society and culture. It is through examining The City of God that one can see how profoundly and fundamentally influential and relevant these aspects of civil obedience, natural law, justice, virtue, free will and grace are in medieval history and religion. Furthermore in such an evaluation of The City of God it is evident that Augustine’s work of the City of God and these fundamentally influential and relevant cultural and societal aspects in medieval times are arguably equally as influential and revenant in modern times, society and culture as they were during St. Augustines day and Medieval times, culture and society.

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International Journal of Social Science Studies   ISSN 2324-8033 (Print)   ISSN 2324-8041 (Online)

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