Item description for 14. St. Prosper of Aquitaine: The Call of All Nations (Ancient Christian Writers) by Tiro Prosper, Prosper & Prudentius De Letter...
Overview This is the first treatise in ancient Christian literature on the problem of the salvation of infidels. It is a controversial work written against the Semi-Pelagians about the year 450, probably at Rome.
Publishers Description A monumental project which brings the English-speaking work key selections from the remarkable literature of early Christianity -- vertiable trasures of Christian faith and theology in superb translations.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.78" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.88" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1978
Publisher Paulist Press
Series Ancient Christian Writers
Series Number 14
ISBN 0809102536 ISBN13 9780809102532
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A great defense of Augustinianism Aug 29, 2008
Prosper of Aquitaine was a layman in the 5th century who fought valiantly against the encroaching system of semi-pelagianism. Earlier in his career, Prosper defended a strict Augustinianism including the idea of double predestination and limited atonement (to some extent at least). By the time this book was written, Prosper's Augustinianism was in a milder form. Prosper clearly affirms single predestination, the idea the God saves man by pure grace alone, apart from anything he can do. At the same time, He affirms that Christ died for all men, and if anyone is lost, it is due to his own sin, not to God's predestination. This milder Augustinianism predominated for some time and was officially recognized at the Council of Orange in the next century under the guidance of Caesarius of Arles. This position was eventually accepted by the Lutheran Reformation. Martin Luther himself highly praised this book, though he thought it to be written by St. Ambrose.