Holiness Archives - The Pilgrim Journal

The City of God: Book 3: Chapters Twenty-Three and Twenty-Four

Chapter 23 I must turn now to recount, as briefly as possible, those misfortunes which were so distressing because they struck so close at home—our uncivilized civil discords, seditions that were, rather, open wars between cities, in which blood was shed in torrents, in which …

The City of God: Book 3: Chapters Nineteen and Twenty

Chapter 19 It would take too long for me to recount the deadly and widely extended clashes between the two warring nations. They struggled till the victor almost succumbed with the victim. This is admitted even by those historians whose purpose is to glorify the …

The City of God: Book 3: Chapters Seventeen and Eighteen

Chapter 17 When fear had somewhat abated, not because there was respite from wars, but because the people felt their burden less, and when the time had come to an end in which ‘life was regulated by fair and equitable law,’ there followed the events …

The City of God: Book 3: Chapters Thirteen and Fourteen

Chapter 13 How was it that neither Juno who, along with her husband Jupiter, ‘cherished Rome’s lording sons, the nation of the gown’ nor Venus herself, was able to help the descendants of Venus’ son, Aeneas, to be worthy of decent and honorable marriages? Was …