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Four Anti-Pelagian Writings (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 86)

Saint Augustine

Publication Year: 2010

Published by: The Catholic University of America Press

Cover

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p. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. 2-5

Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Preface

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pp. vii-x

This volume brings together writings from early and late stages of Augustine's involvement in the Pelagian controversy. The first two books included here date from 415-16 and constitute two of Augustine's most extensive treatments of the actual words of Pelagius. ...

Abbreviations

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pp. xi-xiv

Select Bibliography

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pp. xv-xx

On Nature and Grace

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Introduction

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pp. 3-21

On Nature and Grace (De natura et gratia) represents, in Augustine's own account, a turning point in his attitude toward Pelagius. Writing, together with Alypius, to Paulinus of Nola in 417, he speaks of Pelagius as follows: ...

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On Nature and Grace

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pp. 22-90

The book which you have sent to me, dearly beloved sons Timasius and James,1 I have read through somewhat rapidly—having set aside for a little while the books which I was reading—but with considerable attention. I saw [in this book] a man inflamed with a very ardent zeal against those who, although they ought, ...

On the Proceedings of Pelagius

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Introduction

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pp. 93-110

As it turned out, it was Spain that linked Africa and Palestine in the Pelagian conflict. Orosius,1 a Spanish priest, native of Braga, came to Augustine in 415 to consult with him about Origenism and Priscillianism, the latter of which especially was gaining prominence in Spain. ...

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On the Proceedings of Pelagius

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pp. 111-178

After there came into our hands, O holy father Aurelius, the ecclesiastical proceedings wherein the fourteen bishops1 of the province of Palestine had proclaimed Pelagius to be a Catholic, my hesitation, which had been making me reluctant to furnish any more extensive and more forthright statement ...

On the Predestination of the Saints and On the Gift of Perseverance

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Introduction

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pp. 181-217

The last two works—really two parts of one work—contained in this volume represent one of the final phases of the Pelagian controversy during Augustine's lifetime. The scene of the conflict has shifted to Gaul, although North Africa is directly involved and the East indirectly, through the person of John Cassian. ...

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On the Predestination of the Saints

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pp. 218-270

We know that the Apostle has said in the Epistle to the Philippians, "To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not wearisome, but to you is necessary."1 But the same Apostle, writing to the Galatians, when he saw that he had done enough among them by the ministry of his word ...

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On the Gift of Perseverance

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pp. 271-338

The subject of perseverance is now to be considered more carefully (in the former book we have already said something about it when dealing with the beginning of faith1). What we maintain, then, is that the perseverance by which we persevere in Christ to the end is a gift of God. ...

Indices

General Index

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pp. 341-346

Index of Holy Scripture

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pp. 347-351


E-ISBN-13: 9780813211862
Print-ISBN-13: 9780813213064

Page Count: 372
Publication Year: 2010

Series Title: The Fathers of the church ;