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Pride, Politics, & Humility in Augustine’s ‘Earthly’ & ‘Heavenly Jerusalem’

The Polis Interdisciplinary Colloquium: Souls and Sounds of the City

Presents a Free Lecture by 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, philosophical, 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 to the classical and contemporary reader concerning humility and pride in Divine teaching and human affairs.

March 3, 2022

Lecture Time: 15:30 – 17:00

The Polis Institute, Classroom 6

(Also available live online)

8 HaAyin Het St

9511208 Jerusalem

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