Society

Uberveillance

Augustine of Hippo, one of the most highly revered doctors of the ecclesia catholica, might not have been so greatly esteemed had he flourished centuries later in a world of uberveillance. One of the unique aspects of Augustine’s life which endeared him to the community of the faithful, both past and present, was his rising up from “fornications” and “delight in thievery” to become a paradigm for both the eastern and western churches of the penitent who becomes a saint. But would the celebrated bishop and author of The City of God have risen to such prominence and reverence had…

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