On Demons – St. Augustine’s City of God (Book IX)

The Modern Hermeticist

Topics: 5th century Christian Demonology, Demons, Demonization of the Pagan Gods, Platonism/Neoplatonism, Aristotelianism, Stoicism, Apuleius, Aulus Gellius, Plotinus, Souls, Philosophy, Passions, Virtue, Vice.

Translated by Marcus Dods. From Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, First Series, Vol. 2. Edited by Philip Schaff. (Buffalo, NY: CLP Co., 1887.)

For Context [from Wikipedia]: “On the city of God against the pagans (Latin: De civitate Dei contra paganos), often called The City of God, is a book of Christian philosophy written in Latin by Augustine of Hippo in the early 5th century AD. The book was in response to allegations that Christianity brought about the decline of Rome and is considered one of Augustine’s most important works, standing alongside The Confessions, The Enchiridion, On Christian Doctrine, and On the Trinity. As a work of one of the most influential Church Fathers, The City of God is a cornerstone of Western thought, expounding on many profound…

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