Gratia in Augustine's Sermones ad Populum during the Pelagian Controversy : Do Different Contexts Furnish Different Insights.

Studying the presence of grace in Augustine's sermones ad populum preached during the period of the Pelagian controversy, this book eplores the anthropological-ethical perspective of his doctrine of grace and indicates the continuity in his reflections on grace and human freedom.

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Main Author: Dupont, Anthony
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Leiden : BRILL, 2012.
Series:Brill's series in church history.
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Status quaestionis on Research into Augustine's sermones ad populum and gratia; 1. Augustine's sermones ad populum; 1.1 Augustine's Formation as Homilist; 1.2 Genre, Occasion, Context, Public and Significance of a sermo; 1.3 Preparation and Style of Augustine's sermones; 1.4 The Content of Augustine's sermones and the Importance of their Study; 1.5 Chronology and Dating of the sermones ad populum; 1.5.1 A. Kunzelmann; 1.5.2 Date Lists; 1.5.3 P.-M. Hombert; 1.5.3.1 Hombert's Method; 1.5.3.2 Hombert's Re-Dating.
  • 1.5.3.3 Some Remarks on Hombert's Method2. Gratia and the Pelagian Controversy; 2.1 The Pelagian Controversy: A Historical Overview; 2.1.1 The First Phase: Caelestius and Pelagius; 2.1.2 Second Phase: Julian of Aeclanum; 2.1.3 The Third Phase: So-Called 'Semi-Pelagianism'; 2.1.4 Concluding Observations on the Pelagian Controversy; 2.2 An Evolution in Augustine's Thought on gratia?; 2.3 The Treatment of gratia in Anti-Pelagian sermones ad populum; 2. Fides as gratia and as Human Task; 1. The gratia Status of fides in Augustine's Thought; 2. Fides in the sermones 143, 144, 168; 2.1 Sermo 143.
  • 2.2 Sermo 1442.3 Sermo 168; 3. Overview of the Thematization of the gratia fidei within the Anti-Pelagian sermones ad populum; 3.1 Sermo 365; 3.2 'Early' Traces, Prior to 416/417; 3.3 'Later' Traces, after 416/417; 4. Scriptural Comparisons; 4.1 Jn. 16,8-11; 4.2 Jn. 1,12; 4.3 Hab. 2,4 (Rom. 1,17, Gal. 3,11); 4.4 Gal. 5,6; 4.5 Eph. 3,17; 4.6 Rom. 4,5; 4.7 Jn. 6,44; 5. Conclusion; 3. Sermones 293-294: Baptismus Paruulorum in the First Phase of the Pelagian Controversy; 1. Augustine's Theology of Infant Baptism and Original Sin Prior to sermo 294; 2. Sermones 293 and 294.
  • 2.1 Context of sermones 293 and 2942.2 Sermo 293; 2.3 Sermo 294; 2.4 A Comparison of Two Tractates from the Same Period; 2.5 The baptismus paruulorum Continued: The Debate with Julian; 3. Infant Baptism in the sermones ad populum; 3.1 Sermones ad populum Situated in Carthage 413; 3.2 Infant Baptism in the corpus of the Anti-Pelagian sermones ad populum; 4. Scriptural Comparisons; 4.1 Mt. 9,12-13 (Lk. 5,31-32; Mk. 2,17); 4.2 Mt. 1,21; 4.3 Jn. 3,5; 4.4 Jn. 3,13; 5. Conclusion; 4. Prayer as indication of human sinfulness; 1. The Meaning of Prayer in Augustine's Thought.
  • 2. Five Paradigmatic Anti-Pelagian Sermons on Prayer2.1 Sermo 115; 2.2 Sermo 351; 2.3 Sermo 348A; 2.4 Sermo 181; 2.5 Sermo 114; 3. Other Traces of Prayer in the Anti-Pelagian sermones ad populum; 3.1 Prayer Leads to Understanding and Faith; 3.2 Prayer as a Remedy against Sin; 3.2.1 The Universal Need for Help; 3.2.2 Help in the Struggle against Concupiscent; 3.2.3 The Connection to Mt. 6,12; 4. Scriptural Comparisons; 4.1 Mt. 6,9; 4.2 Mt. 6,12; 4.3 Mt. 6,13; 4.4 Lk. 18,10-14; 4.5 Lk. 18,1-7; 4.6 2 Cor. 13,7; 5. Conclusion.