City of God Author:St. Augustine A Classic for Centuries---No book except the Bible itself had a greater influence on the Middle Ages than "The City of God". And since medieval Europe was the cradle of modern Western society, this work is vital for understanding our world and how it came into being. — St Augustine is probably the most influential Christian thinker after St. Pau... more »l, and this book is his masterpiece, a vast synthesis of religious and secular knowledge.
This edition has been skillfully abridged for the intelligent general reader by Vernon J. Bourke, author of "Augustine's Quest of Wisdom." The heart of this monumental work is now availabel to a much wider audience.« less