Pelagius: Life and Letters

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Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 531 pages
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Collected together for the first time in one volume are the most important critical study of Pelagius to date, together with a selection of his letters. Arriving in Rome in the late 4th century, Pelagius soon acquired a considerable reputation as a reformer and spiritual adviser. In Palestine he became embroiled with Jerome and later with Augustine who had been alerted to the Pelagian threat to orthodox doctrine. Professor Rees here re-examines the evidence for the Pelagian controversy: `A judicious survey of the literature surrounding Pelagius and the movement associated with his name' CHURCH HISTORY (US). The second part of the book consists of Pelagius' letters, which provide the clearest and most succinct statements of Pelagian theology, but few of which have ever been translated into English before.Reissue; first published in two volumes as Pelagius: A Reluctant Heretic and The Letters of Pelagius and his Followers(The Boydell Press, 1991).
 

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Contents

The True Spokesman
21
This Vexed Matter
38
Peculiar Grace
52
A Different Drummer?
82
Marching On
98
Recessional
125
a Summary
140
Index
170
On the Possibility of not Sinning 164
165
On Riches 171
171
On Bad Teachers
212
On Chastity
253
Miscellanea
299
To a Widow
301
ToFatalis?
306
To a Sister in Christ
314

To Demetrias 29
33
On Virginity 71
71
On the Divine Law 88
88
On the Christian Life 105
105
ToCelantia 127
127
The Caspari Corpus
145
To an Older Friend
155
To a Young Man 157
158
To Pammachius and Oceanus
320
To a New Penitent
325
To a Lapsed Penitent
332
To a Professed Virgin
339
Select Bibliography
345
Index
349
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