The City of God is an important theological and philosophical work composed by Augustine of Hippo around the year 413 It is a work of Christian philosophy that seeks to answer the questions of what the true city of God is, why it is better than all other cities, and how it is connected to human society. The work has been influential for centuries, as it has shaped thinking about faith, divine power, and human responsibility.
1. What role does the City of God play in Augustine’s understanding of salvation?
2. How does the City of God influence modern societal and political thought?
3. Is the City of God a universal ideal or a specific model of faith and practice?
4. What place does the City of God have in relation to other cities of history?
5. How do Augustine’s arguments in the City of God impact modern Christian beliefs?