This work presents a diverse and transdisciplinary collection of essays on Augustine's
The City of God written by some of the most well-known Augustinian scholars. The volume is divided into three sections. In the first, «Political Thought», the authors discuss different issues concerning the political ideas presented in
The City of God. The second section, «Literature and Language», focuses on studies dealing with literary and linguistic aspects of the work. The third section, «Philosophy and Theology», analyzes Augustine's views in
The City of God on subjects ranging from the idea of progress to Neoplatonism and from the origin of society to the role of political authority. A complete list of writings by Augustine as well as a general bibliography are included.