Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: First Series, Volume V St. Augustine: Anti-Pelagian Writings
"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."
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Gods true grace could be defended eves if there were no original sm as Pilagius
What is this difference between the ability not to sin to die and forsake good and the inability to sin to dib anb to forsake good?
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CONTENTS OF THE TREATISE ON THE SPIRIT AND THE LETTER i The occasion of writing this work a thing may be capableof being done an...
The examples apposite
The commandment of love shall be perfectly fulfilled in the life to come
To whom Gods commandments are grievous and to whom not Why Scripture says that Gods commandments are not GRIEVOUS a commandment is...
the first passage
Forgiveness of ones injuries gives right to ask for forgiveness
ON GRACE AND FREE WILL One Book Written in 426 or
The Treatise itself
thing comes to pass
There is a debater freedom mow in the saints than thee was before in Adam
The teaching of law without the LIFEGIVING spirit is the letter that killeth
Romans interprets Corinthians gfi 9 Through the law sin has abounded
From what fountain good works flow g7 is Paul whence so called bravely contends for grace
In what respect the Pelagians acknowledge God as the Author of our justification
How the law was not made for a righteous man
1? The exclusion of boasting
The knowledge of God through the creation
no man justified by works
how the decalogue kills ip grace be not present
The passage in Corinthians
Grace concealed in the Old Testament is revealed in the New
3 The old law ministers death the new righteousness
The prophecy of Jeremiah concerning the New Testament
The old law the new law gj 36 The law written in our hearts
The eternal reward which is specially declared in the New Testament foretold by the prophet
ON MANS PERFECTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS ONE Book WRITTEN aboot
CONTENTS OF THE TREATISE ON MANS PERFECTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS Introductory
r Tub First Breviate Is sin avoidable or unavoidable?
Does command imply ability?
Do we accuse God in affirming human sin?
Can there be guilt where there is no ability?
It is one thins to depart from the body another thing to re liberated from the body of this death
to a sound will is committed the power of persevering ok of not persevering
No one is certain and secure of his own predestination ANB SALVATION
The reprobate are to be punished for merits of a different kind
power than they themselves have
Another interpretation of the apostolic passage who will have all men to be SAVE D
Infants are wot judged according to that which they are foreknown as likely to do if they should live 337
3 The inscrutability of Gods free purposes
What predestination is
Ears to bear are a willingness to obey
Prayer and exhortation
Further development of the foregoing argument
Exhortation to other gifts op God in like manner
Practice of Cyprian and Ambrose
Obedience not discouraged by preaching Gods gifts
Previous writings anticipatiybly refuted the Pelagian heresy
Testimony of his previous writings and letters
How predestination must be preached so as not to give offence 349
Prayer to be inculcated nevertheless
The testimony of the whole Church in hir prayers 530
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