City of God Book
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City of God


  • Author : Paulo Lins
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-11-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408827345

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Cidade de Deus, the City of God ... welcome to one of Rio's most notorious slums. A place where the streets are awash with drugs, where violence can erupt at any moment, over drugs, money ... and love... but also where the samba beat rocks til dawn, where the women are the most beautiful on earth, and where one young man wants to escape his background and become a photographer. Paulo Lins was born in Rio de Janeiro and at age seven moved to the 'City of God' housing project. He escaped the cycle of violence there to become an internationally celebrated writer, and still lives in Rio. This novel is the result of extended research in the housing project where Lins was raised. He spent eight years interviewing people and researching the drug trafficking and gang warfare that marked the history of the neighbourhood in the 1970s and 80s. Based on a true story, this is a sprawling, magnificently told epic about the history of gang life in Rio's favelas. The original novel of the hugely acclaimed film.

Dancing with the Devil in the City of God Book
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Dancing with the Devil in the City of God


  • Author : Juliana Barbassa
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-06-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476756264

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Rio de Janeiro is a city of extremes: from Carnaval's hedonistic delights, to the poverty of the favelas, to the softly seductive samba beat. But there's a dark side to this beautiful city: for years, Rio was ravaged by inflation, drug wars, and crooked leaders, and the legacy of decades of corruption can be seen in the very real struggles the city faces today. Now, Rio is ready to remake itself, this time into a global, modern capital ready for its turn on the world stage with the Olympics in 2016. But at what price? Armed with sharp prose and a reporter's instinct, Rio-born journalist Juliana Barbassa brings a firsthand glimpse of what's really happening in Rio (the good, the bad, and the maddening). She paints a fascinating picture of this city "on the brink," explaining how Rio will succeed (or fail) based on the choices its leaders and citizens make today. But through it all, she never loses sight of the human face of Rio.

The City of God  Books VIII   XVI Book

The City of God Books VIII XVI


  • Author : Saint Augustine
  • Publisher : CUA Press
  • Release Date : 2008-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 580
  • ISBN 10 : 0813215587

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City of God Book
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City of God


  • Author : Sara Miles
  • Publisher : Canterbury Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848256231

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City of God is a moving, prophetic account of the divine in daily life. It tells the story of one day in Sara’s ministry: Ash Wednesday, when she carries ashes out of church to public places. Sara explores the profound meanings set loose by touching the forehead of a stranger and paints an unforgettable picture of the search for God all around us.

The City of God Books 11 22 Book

The City of God Books 11 22


  • Author : Saint Augustine
  • Publisher : New City Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781565485792

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Along with his Confessions, The City of God is undoubtedly St. Augustine’s most influential work. In the context of what begins as a lengthy critique of classic Roman religion and a defense of Christianity, Augustine touches upon numerous topics, including the role of grace, the original state of humanity, the possibility of waging a just war, the ideal form of government, and the nature of heaven and hell. But his major concern is the difference between the City of God and the City of Man – one built on love of God, the other on love of self. One cannot but be moved and impressed by the author’s breadth of interest and penetrating intelligence. For all those who are interested in the greatest classics of Christian antiquity, The City of God is indispensible. This long-awaited translation by William Babcock is published in two volumes, with an introduction and annotation that make Augustine’s monumental work approachable. Books 11-22 offer Augustine’s Christian view of history, including the Christian view of human destiny. The INDEX for Books 1-22 (both volumes of The City of God) is contained in this edition.

The City of God Books 1 10 Book

The City of God Books 1 10


  • Author : Saint Augustine
  • Publisher : New City Press
  • Release Date : 2022-11-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781565485341

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The City of God Book

The City of God


  • Author : Saint Augustine
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2018-06-20
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 1986437418

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The City of God Against the Pagans , often called The City of God, is a book of Christian philosophy written in Latin by Augustine of Hippo in the early 5th century AD. The book was in response to allegations that Christianity brought about the decline of Rome and is considered one of Augustine's most important works, standing alongside The Confessions, The Enchiridion, On Christian Doctrine and On the Trinity. As a work of one of the most influential Church Fathers, The City of God is a cornerstone of Western thought, expounding on many profound questions of theology, such as the suffering of the righteous, the existence of evil, the conflict between free will and divine omniscience, and the doctrine of original sin.

City of God Book
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City of God


  • Author : E.L. Doctorow
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2014-08-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812985894

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With brilliant and audacious strokes, E. L. Doctorow creates a breathtaking collage of memories, events, visions, and provocative thought, all centered on an idea of the modern reality of God. At the heart of this stylistically daring tour de force is a detective story about a cross that vanishes from a rundown Episcopal church in lower Manhattan only to reappear on the roof of an Upper West Side synagogue. Intrigued by the mystery—and by the maverick rector and the young rabbi investigating the strange act of desecration—is a well-known novelist, whose capacious brain is a virtual repository for the ideas and disasters of the age. Daringly poised at the junction of the sacred and the profane, filled with the sights and sounds of New York, and encompassing a large cast of vividly drawn characters including theologians, scientists, Holocaust survivors, and war veterans, City of God is a monumental work of spiritual reflection, philosophy, and history by America’s preeminent novelist and chronicler of our time. Praise for City of God “A grander perspective on the universe . . . a novel that sets its sights on God.”—The Wall Street Journal “Dazzling . . . The true miracle of City of God is the way its disparate parts fuse into a consistently enthralling and suspenseful whole.”—Time “Blooms with humor, and a humanity that carries triumphant as intelligent a novel as one might hope to find these days.”—Los Angeles Times “Radiates [with] panoramic ambition and spiritual incandescence.”—Chicago Tribune “One of the greatest American novels of the past fifty years . . . Reading City of God restores one’s faith in literature.”—The Houston Chronicle

Augustine  The City of God Against the Pagans Book

Augustine The City of God Against the Pagans


  • Author : Agustín (Santo, Obispo de Hipona)
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1998-09-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1284
  • ISBN 10 : 0521468434

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The first new rendition for a generation of one of the classic texts of Western civilisation.

Augustine s City of God Book

Augustine s City of God


  • Author : Gerard O'Daly
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 1999-04-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191591167

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The City of God is the most influential of Augustine's works, which played a decisive role in the formation of the Christian West. This book is the first comprehensive modern guide to it in any language. The City of God's scope embodies cosmology, psychology, political thought, anti-pagan polemic, Christian apologetic, theory of history, biblical interpretation, and apocalyptic themes. This book is, therefore, at once about a single masterpiece and at the same time surveys Augustine's developing views through the whole range of his thought. The book is written in the form of a detailed running commentary on each part of the work. Further chapters elucidate the early fifth-century political, social, historical, and literary background, the work's sources, and its place in Augustine's writings.The book should prove of value to Augustine's wide readership among students of late antiquity, theologians, philosophers, medievalists, Renaissance scholars, and historians of art and iconography.

City of God Book

City of God


  • Author : Kevin Lewis O'Neill
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520260627

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'City of God' explores the role of neo-Pentecostal Christian sects in the religious, social & political life of Guatemala. O'Neill examines one such church, looking at how its practices have become acts of citizenship in a new, politically relevant era for Protestantism.

Commentary on Augustine City of God  Books 1 5 Book

Commentary on Augustine City of God Books 1 5


  • Author : Gillian Clark
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0198870078

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This authoritative English-language commentary discusses Books 1-5, in which Augustine argued that Rome suffered worse disasters before Christianity was known; that empire depends on injustice; and that everything depends on the will of the true God, not on the many gods of Roman tradition.

The City of God Book

The City of God


  • Author : Saint Augustine (of Hippo)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1903
  • Genre: Apologetics
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HNFGCA

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Stories from the City of God Book

Stories from the City of God


  • Author : Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590519981

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Now in paperback, a collection of the legendary filmmaker's short fiction and nonfiction from 1950 to 1966, in which we see the machinations of the creative mind in post-World War II Rome. In a portrait of the city at once poignant and intimate, we find artistic witness to the customs, dialect, squalor, and beauty of the ancient imperial capital that has succumbed to modern warfare, marginalization, and mass culture. The sketches portray the impoverished masses that Pasolini calls "the sub-proletariat," those who live under Third World conditions and for whom simple pleasures, such as a blue sweater in a storefront window, are completely out of reach. Pasolini's art develops throughout the works collected here, from his early lyricism to tragicomic outlines for screenplays, and finally to the maturation of his Neo-realism in eight chronicles on the shantytowns of Rome. The pieces in this collection were all published in Italian journals and newspapers, and then later edited by Walter Siti in the original Italian edition.