City of God

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City of God

n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity heaven conceived of as the New Jerusalem
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the Church in contrast to the world, as described by St Augustine

Cit′y of God′


n.
the New Jerusalem; heaven.
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Noun1.City of God - phrases used to refer to HeavenCity of God - phrases used to refer to Heaven; "the Celestial City was Christian's goal in Bunyan's `Pilgrim's Progress'"
Heaven - the abode of God and the angels
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The topics include Christianity and Rome, the great persecution, Constantine and the imperial church, the Donatist schism, the doctrine of the Trinity, the ecclesiastical hierarchy, emperor and bishop, asceticism and monasticism, Christianity and classical culture, gender and society, holy men and holy women, pilgrimages and relics, the City of God, the Christological controversies, and Christianity and the barbarian invasions.
It is a continuation of the Olhar Bom de Bola photo project in which 18 children from the City of God captured their everyday passion for football in pictures over the year leading up to the World Cup.
5 There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God, the holiest dwelling-place of the Most High.
com)-- On Thursday 15, 2011, the first community bank of Rio de Janeiro was opened in the City of God (Cidade da Deus), an economically underdeveloped community in the West Zone of the city.
What follows is first a consideration of the public/private separation in Carl Schmitt's The Concept of the Political (1927), read against an understanding of the same terms developed in Augustine's The City of God.
We allow any person in the world to be heard in the city of God.
Psalm 48 speaks of people visiting the City of God and extolling its virtues.
Daniel Callam's closing remark, "Here we have no lasting city, but we seek a city that is to come" (Hebrews 13:14), he asserts, "it puts a natural, a sensible limitation to any merely human allegiance, reminding us that the only valid patriotism, as kindly as it is profound, is for the City of God.
What fills the time between what Mark calls "the time fulfilled" as distinct from the "Kingdom of God at hand" (Mark 1:15) is the work of the Holy Spirit--a work that undoes the divide between the sacred and the profane, the present and the future--the city of man and the city of God.
Nor will the problems he created when he conflated the City of God and the City of [Humanity].
The artworld stands to the real world in something like the relationship in which the City of God stands to the Earthly City.
The story begins in the '60s, which is when housing projects or favelas (slums), like the City Of God (Cidade De Deus), were built around the Brazilian capital of Rio de Janeiro.