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When Augustine wrote "The City of God," he had a linear view of history.
VIII. Philosophy of History
A. Linear View of History
B. The City of God
1. Written after Arian Christians sacked Rome
2. Christianity was blamed for weakening Rome.
3. Two Parts
a. Books I-X: Rebuttal
b. Books XI - XXII: Philosophy of History
4. Contrasts City of God and City of Man
5. Book XIX - The Peace of God