The Seven Books of History Against the Pagans
Publication Year: 2010
Published by: The Catholic University of America Press
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Paulus Orosius was probably born at Bracara, now Braga, in Portugal, between 380 and 390. Although ... a prominent person in his time, he received scant attention in writing from his contemporaries. In fact, from the scanty material available, only a very sketchy outline of...
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I have obeyed your bidding, most blessed Father Augustine, and would that I have done so with as much competence as with pleasure. However, I am not completely convinced as to the result, whether I have done well or otherwise. Indeed, you have already labored at this...
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Now I think that there is no one among men from whom it is possible to conceal that God made man in this world. Therefore also, when man sins the world is censured and, because of our failure to check the intemperance, this earth on which we live is punished by the...
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In an earlier book, I called to witness and, now of necessity, according to your instructions, I take up again the story of the conflicts of past ages; neither can all things be unfolded nor through all things what were accomplished and just as they were accomplished, because...
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Vergil reports that Aeneas said, when he was with difficulty consoling his remaining companions after their common dangers and their shipwrecks: 'Perhaps some day it will be pleasing to recall even these events.'1 This sentiment, aptly expressed once, always carries with it by...
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I realize that some people in the light of these events can be moved by the fact that Roman victories, with the overthrow of many peoples and cities, multiplied. And yet, if they weigh the facts carefully, they will discover that more harm than good resulted. For...
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All men, of whatever principles or mode of life or country, are always so roused by a natural blessing to a regard for good sense that they prefer the reasoning power of the mind to the enjoyment of the body, although they prefer it not by action, but realize by their...
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Sufficient proofs, in my opinion, have been gathered, by which, without any of the secrets which belong to the few faithful,1 it can be proven completely that the one and true God, whom the Christian religion preaches, made the world and its creatures when He so willed...
Page Count: 437
Publication Year: 2010
Edition: 1st short-run reprint
Series Title: The Fathers of the Church: A New Translation