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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


The Myth of Pelagianism

Ali Bonner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780197266397
eISBN:
9780191879586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266397.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Pelagius is the first known British author, important because of his persuasive advocacy of two ideas: that human nature was inclined to goodness, and that man had free will. After a campaign to ... More


PREDESTINATION AND THE CHURCH

Stephen E. Lahey

in John Wyclif

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183313
eISBN:
9780199870349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183313.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

One of the most difficult elements of Wyclif’s thought is resolution of the tension between his deterministic understanding of the nature of the church and his call for ecclesiastical reform. ... 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


Augustine and the Formation of Orthodoxy

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/9780195313901.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Preexistence was often linked to immortality, a threat to orthodox conceptions of the human soul. Other problems with the doctrine were its connection with Gnostics and with Plato and its ... More


The Anti-Pelagian Christology of Augustine of Hippo, 396-430

Dominic Keech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199662234
eISBN:
9780191746314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662234.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Falling outside of the usual categories of Patristic Christological discourse, Augustine’s Christology remains a relatively neglected area of his thought. This study focuses on his understanding of ... More


“To Make Himself a Holy Heart”: Taylor and the Work of Regeneration

Douglas A. Sweeney

in Nathaniel Taylor, New Haven Theology, and the Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195154283
eISBN:
9780199834709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195154282.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Consistent with the Edwardsian emphasis on revival, Taylorite preachers inundated New England audiences with constant pleas for immediate repentance. Taylor's doctrine of regeneration crystallized in ... 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's Rejection of Posthumous Salvation for Non‐Christians

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The seventh chapter documents how and why Augustine of Hippo came to reject all the forms of posthumous salvation outlined in the earlier chapters of this study. His influence over theology in the ... More


Reason, Will, and Grace in the Late Works

Nigel Voak

in Richard Hooker and Reformed Theology: A Study of Reason, Will, and Grace

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260393
eISBN:
9780191602146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260397.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Looks at the relationship between the reason, the will, and grace in Hooker’s ‘late’ writings, defined as the body of material produced in the last two years of his life in response to the Christian ... More


Systemic Problems of Definition and Classification

Ali Bonner

in The Myth of Pelagianism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780197266397
eISBN:
9780191879586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266397.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter is a survey of attempts to define ‘Pelagianism’ and attempts to produce criteria by which a ‘Pelagian’ text can be identified, showing that all of them have failed. It examines the ... More


Ussher and Irish History: Britannicarum Ecclesiarum Antiquitates

Alan Ford

in James Ussher: Theology, History, and Politics in Early-Modern Ireland and England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274444
eISBN:
9780191706417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274444.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Excluded from the day-to-day running of the Church of Ireland, Ussher in the late 1630s devoted himself to historical research. The result was his 1196-page historical magnum opus of 1639, ... More


Patristics and Public Debate

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

in Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

At the end of the sixteenth century parallel debates arose in both Catholic and Reformed areas of Europe on the role of divine grace and human free will. Augustine's works against the Pelagians ... More


The Theological World of the Philokalia 1

Rowan Williams

in The Philokalia: A Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195390261
eISBN:
9780199932931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390261.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter interprets the relation between faith and works in Mark the Ascetic and his Messalian adversaries. it shows how the Eastern Church balanced the relation between faith and works 1,000 ... More


No Organised Movement Existed, and No Individual Held the Collection of Views Attributed to ‘Pelagianism’

Ali Bonner

in The Myth of Pelagianism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780197266397
eISBN:
9780191879586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266397.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Evidence shows that there was too much variation of ideas within the group identified as ‘Pelagians’ for the idea of a separate, organised group to be tenable. On issues alleged to define ... More


Natura Pura: On the Recovery of Nature in the Doctrine of Grace

Steven A. Long

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231058
eISBN:
9780823237012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231058.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

From speculative theology to the exegesis of Aquinas, to contemporary North American philosophy and Catholic social and ethical thought, to the thought of Benedict XVI, this book ... More


Divine and Human Action in Salvation in Augustine

William J. Abraham

in Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume II: Soundings in the Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198786511
eISBN:
9780191828799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786511.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter engages the work of Augustine on divine grace and human freedom in salvation. It works through the types of divine action seen in Augustine’s writings on grace in the Pelagian ... More


Conclusion

Dominic Keech

in The Anti-Pelagian Christology of Augustine of Hippo, 396-430

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199662234
eISBN:
9780191746314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662234.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

The Conclusion reviews the book’s speculative method, and offers a summary narrative reconstruction of Augustine’s theological development as argued in the foregoing chapters. Highlighting the ... More


Jansenist Augustinianism and the Springs of Pastoral Rigorism

Thomas Palmer

in Jansenism and England: Moral Rigorism across the Confessions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198816652
eISBN:
9780191858307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816652.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The central controversy surrounding Jansenism concerned its alleged heterodoxy in respect to divine grace and human liberty. Five propositions regarding fallen human nature, the operation of grace, ... 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


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