City of God, Part II

by Augustine of Hippo     |     Book Summary


Author: Augustine of Hippo
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Date: Early 5th Century
Pages: 1091

Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne


In the second part of City of God, Augustine moves away from historical analysis and cultural criticism and instead focuses on the two cities — the City of God and the Earthly City — their definitions, their development, their present state, and their ultimate ends.

The City of God and the Earthly City, while on earth, are intermingled. There are even members of the Earthly City operating within the church. There are those who live for the spirit on earth, and those who live for the flesh.

From the perspective of God and of eternity, though, the identities and destiny of these two cities are startlingly different. Ultimately, those of the Earthly City, people who pursue false gods and self-love during their lives, will spend eternity forsaken by God in a state of anguished punishment. Conversely, those of the City of God, people who pursue truth and love during their lives, will spend eternity in the blessed peace of God.





City of God, Part II

by Augustine of Hippo

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

AuthorAugustine of Hippo
PublisherPenguin Classics
DateEarly 5th Century
Pages1091


Overview:

In the second part of City of God, Augustine moves away from historical analysis and cultural criticism and instead focuses on the two cities — the City of God and the Earthly City — their definitions, their development, their present state, and their ultimate ends.

The City of God and the Earthly City, while on earth, are intermingled. There are even members of the Earthly City operating within the church. There are those who live for the spirit on earth, and those who live for the flesh.

From the perspective of God and of eternity, though, the identities and destiny of these two cities are startlingly different. Ultimately, those of the Earthly City, people who pursue false gods and self-love during their lives, will spend eternity forsaken by God in a state of anguished punishment. Conversely, those of the City of God, people who pursue truth and love during their lives, will spend eternity in the blessed peace of God.




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