Monday, February 17, 2014

"City of God" IV.1-2

Chapters 1-2:
The point of the first books was to respond both to the thoughtful-but-biased educated critics of Christianity, as well as the ignorant rabble whom those thoughtful critics stir up. We've seen both the immorality of the pagan 'gods' and the long, long, line of disasters which befell Rome down through the end of the Republic--before the birth of Christ and hence before there were any Christians around to throw under the bus.

All of this raises the question: if the pagan gods aren't real and don't reward virtue or punish justice, what about the true God? Where is He in all of this? Which sets up book IV...


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