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First Movements In Augustine: Adaptation and Misunderstanding

Richard Sorabji

in Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199256600
eISBN:
9780191712609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256600.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Augustine agreed that sin starts when we enjoy or prolong bad thoughts, and concluded that we need to seek forgiveness by saying the Lord's Prayer every day. He was against the view he ascribed to ... More


Grace and Free Will

Katherin A. Rogers

in Anselm on Freedom

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231676
eISBN:
9780191716089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231676.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, General

Augustine had argued against the Pelagians and Semi-pelagians that the human agent, steeped in original sin, cannot possibly initiate the process of salvation or in any way deserve grace. Augustine, ... More


Predestination: Augustine to Calvin and Beyond

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the history and logic of the doctrine of predestination—that because of inherited (“original”) sin man needs divine grace to perform any righteous act. Since grace is a free ... More


The Pelagian Critique of the Doctrine of Original Sin

Pier Franco Beatrice

in The Transmission of Sin: Augustine and the Pre-Augustinian Sources

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199751419
eISBN:
9780199979424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751419.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter sets out the main lines of Pelagian thought on original sin. Essentially it states that babies are born without original sin, and that baptism is a sacrament that grants divine adoption ... More


Infant Baptism and Original Sin

Pier Franco Beatrice

in The Transmission of Sin: Augustine and the Pre-Augustinian Sources

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199751419
eISBN:
9780199979424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751419.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines Augustine's thought on the connection between infant baptism and original sin. For Augustine, children are born with original sin. This straightforward statement is based on ... More


Sin and Death in the Theology of Paul

Pier Franco Beatrice

in The Transmission of Sin: Augustine and the Pre-Augustinian Sources

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199751419
eISBN:
9780199979424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751419.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines whether Paul really did teach a doctrine of original sin; and if Augustine was right in vigorously answering the question in the affirmative, and with him the later Latin ... More


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