Pride, Politics, and Humility in Augustine’s ‘Earthly’ and ‘Heavenly Jerusalem’ / Professor Mary Keys
Professor Keys will give an overview of her forthcoming book Pride, Politics, and Humility in Augustine’s City of God (Cambridge; expected in June 2022). Augustine reveres Jerusalem as an image of the perfection of the City of God, which he must reconcile with the city's political and cultural reality. How does he depict and defend humility as a virtue in political, philosophic, and religious life? How does he dissuade us from the pitfalls of vicious pride? Set alongside the imperial cities of Babylon and Rome, Jerusalem has much to reveal the classical and contemporary reader concerning humility and pride in Divine teaching and human affairs.