What can I know? What can I hope for? What should I do? These are three perennial questions of life, and few thinkers have offered such penetrating answers as Augustine. Friendship and Society is a fascinating volume meant for those interested in what one of history's greatest minds had to say about life in an imperfect world. Bringing expert scholarship and a popular readership, this volume assumes no in-depth knowledge of philosophy or prior acquaitance with Augustine's writings. Unifying this book is a powerful argument that 'friendship' can be the tie that binds us all.