In examining Augustine’s contribution to the Christian doctrine of bellum iustum, this article sheds light on some extremely interesting pages, from which it is possible to reconstruct how Augustine conceived the relationship between the Christian religion and the Empire. Rejecting the accusations according to which the Christian religion would be an “enemy of the State,” he affirms instead that, if it were given the attention it deserves, it would give Rome “a foundation and a consecration” which it never knew during its history. Moreover, Augustine’s considerations do not only concern the military sphere, but every aspect of civil life, recognizing Christianity as an element of maximum guarantee for the stability of institutions and of the entire society.

In margine alla presa di posizione di Agostino sul tema della guerra giusta : La religione cristiana come garanzia di stabilità dello stato / S. Simonetta (QUADERNI DI NOCTUA). - In: Ipsum verum non videbis nisi in philosophiam totus intraveris : Studi in onore di Franco De Capitani / [a cura di] F. Amerini, S. Caroti. - Prima edizione. - [s.l] : E-THECA, 2016. - pp. 470-481

In margine alla presa di posizione di Agostino sul tema della guerra giusta : La religione cristiana come garanzia di stabilità dello stato

S. Simonetta
2016

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In examining Augustine’s contribution to the Christian doctrine of bellum iustum, this article sheds light on some extremely interesting pages, from which it is possible to reconstruct how Augustine conceived the relationship between the Christian religion and the Empire. Rejecting the accusations according to which the Christian religion would be an “enemy of the State,” he affirms instead that, if it were given the attention it deserves, it would give Rome “a foundation and a consecration” which it never knew during its history. Moreover, Augustine’s considerations do not only concern the military sphere, but every aspect of civil life, recognizing Christianity as an element of maximum guarantee for the stability of institutions and of the entire society.
Just war theory; bellum iustum; church; state; political stability
Settore M-FIL/08 - Storia della Filosofia Medievale
Settore SPS/02 - Storia delle Dottrine Politiche
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