Peter Leithart writes:
Advent celebrates the coming of the King, but the Christian tradition has always recognized that the Son’s first Advent heightens our longing for his coming again. In this respect, Augustine’s politics is a double-sided politics of Advent. On one hand, it leaves us with anti-utopian skepticism and radical dissatisfaction with every existent or conceivable human society. On the other, it fills us with hope that the good of human society, which is the end of human life, will be realized – not here, not now, but in another city, after yet another Advent.
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