"Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ." - Jerome

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Augustine on Defining "a people"

"A people is an assemblage of reasonable beings bound together by a common agreement as to the objects of their love, then, in order to discover the character of any people, we only have to observe what they love...it will be a superior people in proportion as it is bound together by higher interests, inferior in propotion as it is bound together by lower."

-Augustine. City of God. 19.24.

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