St Augustine: His Times and Outlook Oaths – Marriage – Justice, Silvio Meli


  • Author:Judge Emeritus Silvio Meli
  • Format:paperback
  • Pages:206
  • Year:2022
  • ISBN:9789918 230730
  • Dimensions:245 × 168 cm
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This book focuses on St Augustine’s influence in matters legal. It describes the evolving socio-historical environment ushered in by the epochal turn-around unleashed by the Edict of Milan, 313 CE; scrutinizes the general legal situation then surrounding the institute of marriage under Roman Law and examines the Saint’s contribution on the proper understanding of what a true Christian marriage entails. Furthermore, focusing on the Saint’s judicial responsibilities – a little known aspect of his episcopal duties – the book also analyzes the historic evolution of the taking of oaths, analyzing Augustine’s influence on Christianity’s acceptance of this institute. The book further discusses Augustine’s ideas on what proper faculties are required by a true judge, finally, exploring the Saint’s views on law and justice, comparing his outlook on these issues to that of Aquinas, another giant of Western thought.

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Dimensions 245 × 168 cm