A Critique to Astrology from “De Civitate Dei”

  • Book excerpt
  • 4500 words
  • Level: high school and above

An excerpt from Augustine of Hippo’s The City of God concerning the topic of astrology. Augustine uses the issue of twins to criticize astrology from a practical standpoint, but he also attacks astrology from a theological standpoint. This excerpt has been selected by the Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science (Inters.org), which is edited by the Advanced School for Interdisciplinary Research, operating at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, and directed by Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti.

Click here for Augustine’s critique, from Inters.org.

Click here for Augustine’s critique, from The City of God (book V), from the full text available via Google Books.