Answer to the Pelagian I (Works of Saint Augustine #23) (Hardcover)

Answer to the Pelagian I (Works of Saint Augustine #23) By John E. Rotelle (Editor), St Augustine, Roland Teske (Translator) Cover Image
By John E. Rotelle (Editor), St Augustine, Roland Teske (Translator)
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This is book number 23 in the Works of Saint Augustine series.

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This volume includes the following works: The Punishment and Forgiveness of Sins and the Baptism of Little Ones (De peccatorum meritis et remissione et de baptismo parvulorum), The Spirit and the Letter (De spiritu et littera), Nature and Grace (De natura et gratia), The Perfection of Human Righteousness (De perfectione justitiae hominis), The Deeds of Pelagius (De gestis Pelagii), The Grace of Christ and Original Sin (De gratia Christi et peccato originali), and The Nature and Origin of the Human Soul (De anima et ejus origine).

What we call the Pelagian heresy actually took many forms, and had multiple proponents at different stages before it was officially condemned. Augustine, as bishop of Hippo, saw that these teachings were dangerous and set out to address them by explaining the true Church doctrine on these subjects. He first denounced the heresies verbally, in sermons and conferences. When a friend asked him to clarify the Christian doctrines contradicted by certain heresies, Augustine wrote down his rebuttal at length. Over time he wrote nearly a dozen distinct texts in direct answer to the various Pelagian heresies.

This volume contains seven works of Saint Augustine of Hippo written between 412 and 420 or 421. They are all concerned with the Pelagian heresy from the time of its inception until after its condemnation in 418 by the emperor Honorius, by the Council of Carthage, and by Pope Zosimus.

The works are:

The Punishment and Forgiveness of Sins and the Baptism of Little Ones
The Spirit and the Letter
Nature and Grace
The Perfection of Human Righteousness
The Deeds of Pelagius
The Grace of Christ and Original Sin
The Nature and Origin of the Human Soul

About the Author


Augustine of Hippo is one of the greatest thinkers and writers in the Western world. After becoming a Christian he was made bishop of Hippo in Africa, where he was influential in civil and church affairs. His more than 100 books, 200 letters, and 500 sermons have left a lasting impact on Western philosophy and culture. His classic and best-selling works include The Confessions, The Trinity, The City of God, and Teaching Christianity.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781565480926
ISBN-10: 1565480929
Publisher: New City Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 1997
Pages: 605
Language: English
Series: Works of Saint Augustine