City of God

Definition of City of God

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Origin and Etymology of city of god

translation of Late Latin Civitas Dei, an ideal heavenly city described by Saint Augustine (Aurelius Augustinus) †430 early Christian church father in his work De Civitate Dei (The City of God)

First Known Use: 14th century

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capable of being understood in two ways

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