The City of God (426 CE)

Augustine created a theology of the self in Confessions, and in The City of God he initiates a theology of history. He uncovers a wide-ranging explanation of history that begins with creation itself, moves through the turmoil and upheaval of man-made states (the City of the World), and continues to the realization of the kingdom of God (the City of God). In effect, The City of God is a completion of the project he began in Confessions, where he traced the progress of the self toward completion in God.

Read a single-section Summary & Analysis of The City of God in the the SparkNotes guide Selected Works of Augustine.