Friday, November 30, 2007

Cities Of Man And God

On St. Augustine's City of God. What is the meaning of the "two cities," one of which is "of this world," and the other of which is "of God"? How does St. Augustine's analysis of these two cities and their histories help organize and structure this work?

Is St. Augustine trying to say that all the cities which existed here on Earth are earthly, and therefore is bad and unholy?(Since the "heavenly city" cannot exist here on Earth...)

When St. Augustine talked about the "two cities" (one being the just and the other being the wicked), did he say that the two are intermingled in the society during his time? Because I think the each of the "two cities" exists, however they exist together and meddling each other.

If the City of Man is like a testing ground to prove that you are worthy to be in the City of God, how can a man be tested? Is doing good enough to pass to the City of God?


  1. By basically doing good here on Earth. follow the ten commandments! Kristin Webb

  2. Perhaps in the afterlife will man know if he is worthy to be in the city of God.

  3. So, what does he think of Vatican City, is it a city of Man or a city of God? Just a thought...