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Augustine: The City of God

The City of God Against the Pagans (Latin: De Civitate Dei contra Paganos) is a major philosophical work written by the Latin Christian St Augustine of Hippo in the early 5th Century AD.

Written as a refutation of those who blamed Christianity for the sack of Rome in 410 AD, the work cast history as a cosmic struggle between the Earthly City and the City of God, with the latter destined to be victorious. It had profound effect on the worldview of the Latin West in the Middle Ages.

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Free online texts

Bibliotheca Augustana: de Civitate Dei. Latin text, HTML format.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library: St. Augustine's City of God and Christian Doctrine, translated by Philip Schaff. Multiple formats.

Gutenberg: The City of God, Volume I, Volume II. Multiple formats. 

Internet Archive: City of God Complete Vols 1 and 2. Translated by Dods (1871). Multiple formats.

Latin Library: Augustine of Hippo, Latin texts.

Wikisource: Latin text. English translation by Marcus Dods. Multiple formats.

Other Resources

Georgetown University: Augustine of Hippo, by James J. O'Donnell.

History of Philosophy without any gaps: Heaven and Earth: Augustine’s City of God - podcast by philosopher Peter Adamson.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Augustine (354—430 C.E.) - Augustine: Political and Social Philosophy

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Saint Augustine, by Michael Mendelson.

Librivox: The City of God - public domain audiobook.

PhilPapers: Augustine - bibliography with open access option.

Wikipedia: The City of God (book).

Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Orosius: Seven Books of History Against the Pagans - A historical work by an acquaintance of Augustine with similar aims to The City of God.

Latin resources: Learn to read Latin texts in the original.

Bloom's Western Canon: The City of God is listed.


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