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

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Philip Schaff
Cosimo, Inc., 1 maj 2007 - 640
"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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ON THE MERITS AND REMISSION OF SINS AND ON THE BAPTISM OF INFANTS
xxiv
Gods true grace could be defended eves if there were no original sm as Pilagius
29
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...
83
The examples apposite
84
The teaching of law without the LIFEGIVING spirit is the letter that killeth
85
Romans interprets Corinthians gfi 9 Through the law sin has abounded
86
From what fountain good works flow g7 is Paul whence so called bravely contends for grace
87
In what respect the Pelagians acknowledge God as the Author of our justification
88
the brkviatbs of Ccelestius objected to Pelagius
193
The Pelagians falsely pretended that the Eastern Churches wire on their side
194
The eighth item in the accusation 395
195
The tenth item in the accusation The mors prominent points of Ccelbstibs work continued 1
196
CONTENTS OF THE TREATISE ON THE GRACE OF CHRIST
217
He who has been taught by grace actually comes to Christ
223
Pelagius professes nothing on the subject of grage which may not be understood
229
BOOK I
377

How the law was not made for a righteous man
89
1? The exclusion of boasting
90
The knowledge of God through the creation
91
no man justified by works
92
how the decalogue kills ip grace be not present
93
The passage in Corinthians
94
Grace concealed in the Old Testament is revealed in the New
95
3 The old law ministers death the new righteousness
96
The prophecy of Jeremiah concerning the New Testament
97
The old law the new law gj 36 The law written in our hearts
98
The eternal reward which is specially declared in the New Testament foretold by the prophet
99
ON MANS PERFECTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS ONE Book WRITTEN aboot
155
CONTENTS OF THE TREATISE ON THE PROCEEDINGS OF PELAGIUS
182
i Introduction
183
Discussion of Pelagius first answer
184
Thb second item in the accusation and Pblagtos answer
185
The same continued
186
JO PELAGIUS ANSWER EXAMINED ON OrIGENS ERROR CONCERNING THE NONETERNITY OF THE punishment or THE DEVIL AND the ...
187
The fourth item in the accusation and Pelagics answer
188
The same continued
190
The same continued 191
191
si The same continued
192
if The purpose OF THE Pelagians in praising the innocence of cokjcoai itercgcrse is
383
Julians fifth objection concerning tub saints of the Old Testament
390
What is mamt under the name or fate
398
ON GRACE AND FREE WILL One Book Written in 426 or
427
The Treatise itself
441
Maintains
536
Infants are wot judged according to that which they are foreknown as likely to do if they should live 337
537
3 The inscrutability of Gods free purposes
538
What predestination is
539
Ears to bear are a willingness to obey
540
Prayer and exhortation
541
Further development of the foregoing argument
543
Exhortation to other gifts op God in like manner
544
Practice of Cyprian and Ambrose
545
Obedience not discouraged by preaching Gods gifts
546
Previous writings anticipatiybly refuted the Pelagian heresy
547
Testimony of his previous writings and letters
548
How predestination must be preached so as not to give offence 349
549
Prayer to be inculcated nevertheless
550
The testimony of the whole Church in hir prayers 530
552
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