Augustine and the City of God – Chapter 9

Chapter 9.—Of the Reasons for Administering Correction to Bad and Good Together. What, then, have the Christians suffered in that calamitous period, which would not profit every one who duly and faithfully considered the following circumstances?  First of all, they must humbly consider those very sins which have provoked God to fill the world with […]

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St. Augustine – The City of God – Chapter 5

Chapter 5.—Cæsar’s Statement Regarding the Universal Custom of an Enemy When Sacking a City. Even Cæsar himself gives us positive testimony regarding this custom; for, in his deliverance in the senate about the conspirators, he says (as Sallust, a historian of distinguished veracity, writes) “that virgins and boys are violated, children torn from the embrace […]

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