Augustine’s Understanding of the Nature of Politics as Theological Foundation for a Liberal Pluralist Understanding of Political Order

6 March 2020

Reaching the maturity of his conversion and climbing the stairs of the ecclesial responsibility, Augustine looks to his own spiritual pilgrimage and projects it upon the destiny of the whole world to send a message of hope. He indirectly touches some aspects concerning the politics not for its own sake but due to the moral issues that it poses for Christians that are in the same time part both of Church and of State that is ruled through politics. Ideally the State and the Church should work together towards maintaining the peace among people and help them in their pilgrimage to the City of God.