Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: First Series, Volume V St. Augustine: Anti-Pelagian Writings

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Philip Schaff
Cosimo, Inc., May 1, 2007 - Religion - 640 pages
"The Council of Nicaea in 325 AD marked the beginning of a new era in Christianity. For the first time, doctrines were organized into a single creed. The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers did most of their writing during and after this important event in Church history. Unlike the previous era of Christian writing, the Nicene and Post-Nicene era is dominated by a few very important and prolific writers. In Volume V of the 14-volume collected writings of the Nicenes and Post-Nicenes (first published between 1886 and 1889), readers will discover Saint Augustines rebuke of Pelagianism. This doctrine undermined Augustines beliefs because it claimed that original sin did not exist. Since there was no original sin, humans were saved or lost based solely on their own will. This further meant that Jesus, while a great teacher and model human being, did not die to save humanity, negating a large portion of Christian doctrine. Augustine believed that salvation was available only by the grace of God working in conjunction with mans decision to live a good life. Spiritual seekers and students of history will find this work a thorough defense of Catholic theology."
 

Contents

contains the most important of the doctrinal and polemical works of Augustin which exerted
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ON THE MERITS AND REMISSION OF SINS AND ON THE BAPTISM OF INFANTS
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NEW YORK September 1887
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ON MARRIAGE AND CONCUPISCENCE Two BOOKS WRITTEN EARLY IN 419 AND 420
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ON THE SPIRIT AND THE LETTER ONE BOOK WRITTEN A D 412
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those numbered by the Benedictines 140 157 178 179 190 191 193 194 and many of his sermons as e g 155
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against the Pelagians vol ii of Vallarsius PAULUS OROSIUS Apology against Pelagius MARIUS MERCATORS
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ON DE ANIMÔ et ejus Origine
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ADDRESSED TO VINCENTIUS Victor
353
Book III
370
ON GRACE AND FREE WILL ONE BOOK WRITTEN IN 426 OR 427
377
ON NATURE AND GRACE ONE BOOK WRITTEN A D
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EXTRACT FROM AUGUSTINS RETRACTATIONS
436
ON REBUKE AND GRACE ONE BOOK WRITTEN IN 426 OR 427
468
THE TREATISE ITSELF
557
Copyright

Addressed to THE PRESBYTER PETER
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