Augustine political and social philosophy st augustine 354 430 ce originally named aurelius augustinus was the catholic bishop of hippo in northern africa he was a skilled roman trained rhetorician a prolific writer who produced more than 110 works over a 30 year period and by wide acclamation the first christian philosopher. Despite the many works written on augustine including those that address augustines understanding of justice very few helped me probe what augustines thought means for how we conceptualize and seek social justice this volume does just that. Get this from a library augustine and social justice teresa delgado this volume brings into dialogue the ancient wisdom of augustine of hippo a bishop of the early christian church of the fourth and fifth centuries with contemporary theologians and ethicists on the . This volume examines some of the most contentious social justice issues present in the corpus of augustines writings whether one is concerned with human trafficking and the contemporary slave trade the global economy or endless wars these essays further the conversation on social justice as informed by the writings of augustine of hippo. Social justice ministries working to change systems is a growth opportunity for st augustines we simply dont do enough to strive for justice and peace among all people but it doesnt have to stay that way we have organizations in our community that do this work
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