Wednesday, March 9, 2011

St. Augustine, City of God Book I

Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis [St. Augustine of Hippo]
354-430 AD
Trans RMBullard
Latin (Late Imperial/Christian Era)

[My dearest Marcellinus, I have seen the most glorious city of God, as it relates to the course of history, as a man, living a faithful life among sinners, and seeking the stability of the eternal kingdom, which he awaits as matter of patience, and in whatever way justice can be manifested through his decisions, wherefore the very last possible victory can be attained through his excellence, and when peace is achieved--when this mission has been established, on top of my promise to you, as you are owed, to defend against those men who favor their own gods over their own Creator: this will be a long and arduous task, but our God will assist us.]