St. Augustine: Divine Grace and Free Will
An in-depth look at the major doctrinal dispute between divine grace and free will, focusing on the teaching of St. Augustine.
# 98136 | 5,814 words | 11 sources | APA | 2007 |
Published on Sep 09, 2007 in Religion and Theology (The Bible) , Religion and Theology (Christianity) , Religion and Theology (General)
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This paper reviews, discusses and analyzes the teachings of St. Augustine. The paper reports that the teachings of St. Augustine expounded upon the relationship between the Divine Grace and human free will and the influence both have on the achievement of individual human salvation. According to the paper, Pelagius was St. Augustine's biggest rival, teaching that Divine Grace was not the sole necessity for achieving salvation.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Augustine. Augustine of Hippo, Selected Writings. Translated by Clark, Mary T. New York: Paulist Press, 1984.
- Augustine. Confessions, Trans. Albert C. Outler, Ph.D, D.D. (1994, orig. pub. 1955).
- Augustine. De Trinitate. Translation. (No Date). URL: http://www.ccel.org/fathers2/NPNF1-03/npnf1-03-07.htm#P168_49840.
- Augustine. Four Anti-Pelagian Writings. Translated by Mourant, John A. and William J. Collinge. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 1992.
- Augustine, Saint. The City of God. Translated by Dods, Marcus D. D. New York: Modern Library, 1950.
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