Incorrectly Political: Augustine and Thomas More

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Incorrectly Political: Augustine and Thomas More

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Peter Iver Kaufman explains how and why we have failed to appreciate Augustine’s and More’s profound political pessimism and thereby reintroduces readers to two of the Christian tradition’s most enigmatic yet influential figures. Each knew that government was useful—yet always deceitful. And each wrote a classic widely read to this day, Augustine’s City of God and More’s Utopia, as well as abundant correspondence and polemical tracts to explain why government on earth might be used, though never meaningfully improved.

ISBN

978-0-268-03314-9

Publication Date

2007

Publisher

University of Notre Dame Press

City

Notre Dame, Ind.

Keywords

Augustine, Thomas More, religion

School

Jepson School of Leadership Studies

Disciplines

History of Christianity | History of Religions of Western Origin

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