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The Empire and the Refuge

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In The City of God Augustine seeks to overturn the reader’s tendency to see the city God through the lens of the earthly city, subverting the ancient narrative in which God's power is made manifest in victory. Instead Augustine tells the story of the sack of Rome in such a way that God's power is revealed through the provision of a refuge.

Lunch will be provided. Spaces are limited; those wishing to attend should RSVP to Patrick Hough.

Veronica Roberts Ogle is Professor of Philosophy at Assumption College.