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The Good of Marriage

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Introduction

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pp. 3-8

THE PIONEER and pattern-setting treatise De bono coniugali has been called the most complete patristic consideration of the duties....

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pp. 9-51

SINCE EVERY MAN is a part of the human race, and human nature is something social and possesses the capacity for friendship as a great......

Adulterous Marriages

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Introduction

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pp. 55-60

WHILE CONSIDERING the state of marriage as a natural contract and a social institution regulated by the Gospel, as well as the sacramental character of matrimony in a special way...

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Text: Book I

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pp. 61-100

MY DEAREST BROTHER Pollentius, the first question among those which you discussed when writing to consult me is whether this statement of the Apostle, namely, 'But to those who are married...

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Book II

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pp. 101-132

IN ANSWER TO THE LETTER you wrote me, my holy brother Pollentius, I had already written in reply a rather large volume about...

Holy Virginity

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Introduction

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pp. 135-142

AUGUSTINE'S TREATISES, The Good of Marriage and Holy Virginity, constitute his answer to the heresy of Jovinian.1 This monk...

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pp. 143-211

WE RECENTLY PUBLISHED a book, The Good of Marriage1 in which we also admonished and warned the virgins of Christ...

Faith and Works

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Introduction

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pp. 215-220

RECEIVED LETTERS,' St. Augustine wrote in the Retractations, 'from certain brethren-of the laity to be sure, but nevertheless...

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pp. 221-282

THERE ARE CERTAIN PERSONS who are of the opinion that everybody without exception must be admitted to the font of rebirth which is in Christ Jesus our Lord, even those who, notorious...

The Creed

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Introduction

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pp. 285-288

VERY LITTLE is definitely known about the De symbolo ad catechumenos. Possidius, in his lndiculum, merely notes three sermons on the Creed

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pp. 289-307

RECEIVE, MY SONS, the rule of faith which is called the Creed. When you have received it, write it on your hearts; recite it daily to yourselves...

Faith and the Creed

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Introduction

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pp. 311-314

THE SHORT WORK entitled Faith and the Creed was occasioned by the Plenary Council of Hippo celebrated in October, 393...

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pp. 315-345

THE FACT THAT 'the just man lives by faith'1 is a matter of Scripture as well as a truth corroborated by the very weighty authority...

The Care to Be Taken for the Dead

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Introduction

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pp. 339-350

ST. AUGUSTINE, Bishop of Hippo in North Africa, wrote The Care to be Taken for the Dead probably in 421, as he seems to indicate...

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pp. 351-384

FOR A LONG TIME I have felt obliged to answer the request of your holiness, venerable fellow bishop, Paulin us, ever since you wrote...

In Answer to the Jews

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Introduction

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pp. 387-390

ST. AUGUSTINE does not mention the Tractatus adversus Judaeos in his Retractations. This omission raises two obstacles to any agreement...

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pp. 391-414

THE BLESSED APOSTLE Paul, the teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth, admonishes us with precepts when he exhorts us to remain...

The Divination of Demons

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Introduction

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pp. 417-420

MENTION IS MADE of the The Divination of Demons in the second book of the Retractations among the works written after

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pp. 421-442

ON A CERTAIN DAY within the holy octave of Easter, when in the early morning many Christian lay brothers were present...

Index

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pp. 443-456