Written between 413 and 426 A.D., The City of God is one of the great cornerstones in the history of Christian thought, a book which is vital to the understanding of modern Western society. Augustine originally intended it to be an apology for Christianity against the accusation that the Church was responsible for the decline of the Roman Empire, which had occurred just three years earlier.
Indeed, Augustine produced a great amount of evidence to prove that paganism was responsible for this event. However, by the time the work was finished, the book had taken on a larger theme: a cosmic interpretation of history in terms of the conflict between good (the City of God) and evil (the Earthly City). Augustine foresees that through the will of God, the people of the City of God will eventually win immortality, and those in the Earthly City, destruction. Translated by Marcus Dods.
- Probably will not listen
I hesitate to rate since I'll probably not listen to the book. It's a long book and I probably won't invest the time. However, I'm grateful that I have it in case I change my mind.
This app gets rid of the clunkiness of using Christian audio with iOS. Wish they had done this years ago but better late than...