30. Augustine on the Statesman and the Two Cities

  1. Mark Vessey
  1. Robert Dodaro

Published Online: 2 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255483.ch30

A Companion to Augustine

A Companion to Augustine

How to Cite

Dodaro, R. (2012) Augustine on the Statesman and the Two Cities, in A Companion to Augustine (ed M. Vessey), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255483.ch30

Editor Information

  1. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Author Information

  1. Istituto Patristico “Augustinianum”, Rome, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405159463

Online ISBN: 9781118255483



  • Augustine, on the statesman and the two cities;
  • “Heavenly city” or “city of God”;
  • Augustine using the term “church,” members of the church;
  • Macedonius and Augustine, as a spiritual son and friend;
  • western, philosophies and faith, hope, charity;
  • political virtues, and transformation by faith, hope, charity;
  • war and peace, Augustine and consequences of his theory;
  • neoplatonic parallels, transformation of political virtues


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Macedonius

  • Faith, Hope, and Charity

  • Transforming Virtues

  • War and Peace

  • Neoplatonic Parallels

  • Conclusion

  • Further Reading