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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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 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
the brkviatbs of Ccelestius objected to Pelagius
The Pelagians falsely pretended that the Eastern Churches wire on their side
The eighth item in the accusation 395
The tenth item in the accusation The mors prominent points of Ccelbstibs work continued 1
CONTENTS OF THE TREATISE ON THE GRACE OF CHRIST
He who has been taught by grace actually comes to Christ
Pelagius professes nothing on the subject of grage which may not be understood
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 THE PROCEEDINGS OF PELAGIUS
Discussion of Pelagius first answer
Thb second item in the accusation and Pblagtos answer
The same continued
JO PELAGIUS ANSWER EXAMINED ON OrIGENS ERROR CONCERNING THE NONETERNITY OF THE punishment or THE DEVIL AND the ...
The fourth item in the accusation and Pelagics answer
The same continued
The same continued 191
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if The purpose OF THE Pelagians in praising the innocence of cokjcoai itercgcrse is
Julians fifth objection concerning tub saints of the Old Testament
What is mamt under the name or fate
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The Treatise itself
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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Page 24 - For we are saved by hope : but hope that is seen is not hope : for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
Page 92 - Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: (for there is no difference: for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;) being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; to declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth...
Page 90 - Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? Nay; but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
Page 29 - So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
Page 93 - Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men : forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God ; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.
Page 86 - Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death : that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection...
Page 105 - The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Page 94 - What shall we say then? Is the law sin ? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin,. but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.