On the government of God; a treatise wherein are shown by argument and by examples drawn from the abandoned society of the times the ways of God toward His creatures, indited by Salvian as a warning and counsel. This fifth century polemic done into

; Sanford, Eva Matthews
New York, Columbia University Press, 1930.

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Other Authors Sanford, Eva Matthews.
Subjects Christian life -- Early works to 1800.
Christian life.
Providence and government of God -- Christianity.
Rome (Empire)
Rome -- Social conditions.
Social conditions
Series Records of civilization, sources and studies.
Description viii, 241 pages frontispiece 24 cm.
Copyright Date 1930.
Notes Translation of De gubernatione Dei.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-234).
Contents Introduction. A fifth century tract for the times ; The life of Salvian ; Salvian's literary work ; On the government of God ; Style and latinity ; The editions of Salvian's works ; Estimates of Salvian's work -- On the government of God. That the salutary purpose of the present work should atone for its lack of the vain adornments of rhetoric ; The government of God proved by the general conviction of mankind, and by his judgment recounted in the books of Moses ; The immediate judgment of God as seen in the history of King David ; On the obligations of the Christian life ; On the oppressions wrought by the Roman nobles, and the guilt of Christians as compared with pagans ; On heresy, and on the oppression of the poor by the powerful throughout the Roman Empire ; On the ruinous influence of circuses and spectacles ; Wherein Roman vice is contrasted with Vandal virtue ; That the sins of the Romans are alone responsible for their ruin.
Genre Early works.
Geographic Area Europe
Middle East
Africa, North
Network Numbers (OCoLC)387996
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Salvian, of Marseilles, approximately 400-approximately 480.
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