Charles Dickens and the City of God

In Cosmic Conflict by cwfeldmann

In this lecture, Melissa Brotton, professor of English at La Sierra University, will discuss the parallels in the Gospel of John and Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities [YouTube video, book 11]. Although one might assume the two cities Dickens writes about are London and Paris, perhaps there is a deeper meaning along these lines:

“Accordingly, two cities have been formed by two loves: the earthly by the love of self, even to the contempt of God; the heavenly by the love of God, even to the contempt of self. The former, in a word, glorifies in itself, the latter in the Lord. For the one seeks glory from men; but the greatest glory of the other is God, the witness of conscience. (Augustine, City of God, Book XIV.38).

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