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Conclusion

A. M. C. Casiday

in Tradition and Theology in St John Cassian

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199297184
eISBN:
9780191711381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297184.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This concluding chapter begins with a discussion of John Cassian's writings. It is argued that Cassian's works are relevant to the study of monasticism, in both the East and West, and to the host of ... More


Epilogue

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Preexistence has met with anathemas anciently and with curt dismissal by contemporary theologians and philosophers, though seldom on the basis of rational argument. Some scholars have called for a ... More


Cassianus contra Pelagianos *

A. M. C. Casiday

in Tradition and Theology in St John Cassian

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199297184
eISBN:
9780191711381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297184.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The chapter focuses on the claim that Cassian objected to Pelagianism on the basis of serious principles and explores his case against Pelagianism in detail. It is argued that to understand how ... More


Original Sin and Children

Gerald SJ O'Collins

in Jesus Our Redeemer: A Christian Approach to Salvation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199203130
eISBN:
9780191707742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203130.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Before taking up the redeeming ‘work’ of Christ, this book fills out its account of the human predicament by examining (a) the enduring legacy of evil that has been named ‘original sin’ from which ... More


After Jovinian: Marriage and Celibacy in Western Theology

David G. Hunter

in Marriage, Celibacy, and Heresy in Ancient Christianity: The Jovinianist Controversy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199279784
eISBN:
9780191707391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279784.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The extreme positions taken by Jerome in his Adversus Jovinianum provoked numerous responses in the decades after Jovinian's condemnation. Friends, such as Pammachius and Domnio, demanded that Jerome ... More


 Anti‐Pelagian Grace: Clarifying Prevenience

Phillip Cary

in Inner Grace: Augustine in the Traditions of Plato and Paul

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336481
eISBN:
9780199868438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336481.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

In his polemics against Pelagianism, Augustine had originally thought that his Platonist emphasis on the need for inner help to love the eternal Good would be sufficient, as illustrated in On the ... More


Christians On Moderation Versus Eradication

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/9780199256600.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Stoic apatheia was accepted as an ideal for certain humans by Philo the Jew and many leading Christians: Clement of Alexandria, Origen, the Cappadocians (Basil, Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory of ... More


The Embattled Ascetic Sage

Andrew Cain

in The Letters of Jerome: Asceticism, Biblical Exegesis, and the Construction of Christian Authority in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199563555
eISBN:
9780191721250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563555.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines how Jerome negotiated his spiritual authority in correspondence sent to Christians throughout the west from his monastery in Bethlehem. Under analysis are letters he wrote to a ... More


The Predestinarian Labyrinth: Historical Background

Peter J. Thuesen

in Predestination: The American Career of a Contentious Doctrine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195174274
eISBN:
9780199872138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174274.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

In the first millennium of Western Christianity, in the wake of Augustine's conflict with Pelagius, predestination's tension with free will preoccupied the theologians. With the rise of medieval ... More


Pelagius, Caelestius, and the Roman See in Gaul and North Africa

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0047
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The doctrinal writings of Pelagius (c.360–420), ‘the first known British writer’, raised fundamental and perennial questions about the nature of sin and faith and the meaning for Christians of living ... More


Augustine in Relation to the Other Latin Commentators on Paul in Late Antiquity

Eric Plumer

in Augustine's Commentary on Galatians: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Notes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199244393
eISBN:
9780191601194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244391.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Compares Augustine's Commentary with the other Latin commentaries on Galatians from this period, chiefly with a view to tracing lines of influence, and uncovers a complex network of interconnections ... More


Grace

Carol Harrison

in Rethinking Augustine's Early Theology: An Argument for Continuity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199281664
eISBN:
9780191603402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281661.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This final chapter draws together the arguments discussed in the preceding chapters to build an overall picture of how Augustine describes the operation of grace in his early works, and to address ... More


Usurpant officia sacerdotii: Royal Sermons

Suzanne F. Cawsey

in Kingship and Propaganda: Royal Eloquence and the Crown of Aragon c.1200-1450

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199251858
eISBN:
9780191719073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251858.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Alvarus Pelagius, bishop of Silves, writing between 1341 and 1344 on the sins of kings, included the weighty accusation that ‘they usurp the priestly office, by using incense and by preaching’. He ... More


The Human Condition: Created and Sinful

Gerald O'Collins SJ and Mario Farrugia SJ

in Catholicism: The Story of Catholic Christianity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199259946
eISBN:
9780191602122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259941.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter first sets out the relationship between creator and creature, paying particular attention to the unique place of human beings and their call to be stewards of creation. Then, the chapter ... More


Temperance

John Casey

in Pagan Virtue: An Essay in Ethics

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240037
eISBN:
9780191680069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240037.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter expresses temperance as a rational control of our physical appetites, to subordinate sensual pleasures to reason that is necessary if we are to be truly human. Underlying all this is the ... More


From Pelagius to Gildas

T. M. Charles-Edwards

in Wales and the Britons, 350-1064

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198217312
eISBN:
9780191744778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217312.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

At the end of the fourth century, the culture of the Latin‐speaking part of the Empire was still one in which provincial intellectuals were attracted to Rome. In the sixth century they remained at ... More


Augustine on Pagan Virtue

Michael Moriarty

in Disguised Vices: Theories of Virtue in Early Modern French Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589371
eISBN:
9780191728808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589371.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, European Literature

The chapter examines Augustine’s criticism of pagan virtue, both that of Roman heroes and that of philosophers, in De civitate Dei. The first he stigmatizes as driven by the lust for glory, the ... More


The Retrospective Correction of Pelagius

Jennifer V. Ebbeler

in Disciplining Christians: Correction and Community in Augustine’s Letters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195372564
eISBN:
9780199932122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372564.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Religions

This chapter investigates the first phase (c.410–416) of Augustine's relationship with Pelagius, the British ascetic who replaced the Donatists as his bête noire. Throughout his clerical career, ... More


Led by the Spirit: Augustinian Responses to Pelagianism and Predestination

Thomas L. Humphries

in Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685035
eISBN:
9780191765537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685035.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter is the first of several which detail one pattern of the reception of Augustine which marks the 5th century. It argues that Pelagius offers something of an ascetic pneumatology, but that ... More


Papal Letters and Letter Collections

Bronwen Neil

in Late Antique Letter Collections: A Critical Introduction and Reference Guide

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520281448
eISBN:
9780520966192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281448.003.0029
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Several significant papal letter collections have been preserved from Late Antiquity: the largest are those of Popes Leo I and Gregory I, but other, lesser-known yet sizeable collections have ... More


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