Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. 8-9

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Preface

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pp. ix-x

This is the second volume in the Fathers of the Church series dedicated to the North African bishop and theologian St. Fulgentius of Ruspe (ca. 467–ca. 532). The first, translated by Robert Eno and published in 1997, is broad in scope, containing the Life of the Blessed Bishop Fulgentius and a number of the bishop’s theological and moral treatises. ...

Abbreviations

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pp. xi-13

Select Bibliography

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pp. xiii-xv

Introduction

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Introduction

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pp. 3-22

The background to Fulgentius’s correspondence with the Scythian monks from AD 519 to 523 is a rope with many strands, both political and theological. I will present three of the major strands composing this rope: the Vandal rule of North Africa from 439 to 535, the Christological disputes in the Eastern Roman Empire from the Council of Chalcedon (451) until the time of this correspondence, and the ...

Correspondence on Christology and Grace

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Letter from the Scythian Monks to the Bishops

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pp. 25-42

YOUR SERVANT Peter the Deacon, along with John, Leontius, another John, and the rest of the brothers who were sent to Rome in the cause of the faith, writes to the most holy lords who should be named with all veneration: Datianus, Fortunatus, Januarius, Albanus, Horontius, Boethos, Fulgentius, and the other bishops and those who are distinguished in the confession of Christ.1 ...

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Fulgentius's First Letter to the Scythian Monks

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pp. 43-107

DATIANUS, Fortunatus, Boethos, Victor, Scholasticus, Horontius, Vindicianus, Victor, Januarius, Victorianus, Fontius, Quodvultdeus, Fulgentius, Felix, and Januarius1 send greetings in the Lord to the beloved and highly esteemed saints and brothers in the faith and grace of Christ: Peter the deacon, John, Leontius, another John, and to the other brothers whom you mentioned in your letter2 ...

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Fulgentius's Second Letter to the Scythian Monks

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pp. 108-120

BY THE GRACE of God, Datianus, Fortunatus, Boethos, Victor, Scholasticus, Horontius, Vindiciamus, Victor, Januarius, Victorianus, Fontius, Quodvultdeus,1 servants of Christ, send greetings in the Lord to the highly esteemed holy brothers, John the elder and archimandrite, and Venerius the deacon,2 and to the faithful men whose names are included in ...

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Fulgentius's The Truth About Predestination and Grace

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pp. 121-231

TO THE HOLY BROTHERS John the elder and Venerius the deacon.2 I thank God that by his operation, you are the kind of men who contend very courageously and fervently on behalf of that grace by which we are saved. ...

Appendices and Indices

Appendix I. The Chapters of John Maxentius Compiled Against the Nestorians and the Pelagians for the Satisfaction of the Brothers

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pp. 235-236

Appendix II. A Very Brief Confession of the Catholic Faith by the Same Author

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pp. 237-238

General Index

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pp. 239-246

Index of Holy Scripture

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pp. 247-251