Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: First Series, Volume IV St. Augustine: The Writings Against the Manichaeans, and Against the Donatists

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Philip Schaff
Cosimo, Inc., 1 мая 2007 г. - Всего страниц: 684
"The Council of Nicaea in 325 AD marked the beginning of a new era in Christianity. For the first time, doctrines were organized into a single creed. The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers did most of their writing during and after this important event in Church history. Unlike the previous era of Christian writing, the Nicene and Post-Nicene era is dominated by a few very important and prolific writers. In Volume IV of the 14-volume collected writings of the Nicenes and Post-Nicenes (first published between 1886 and 1889), readers will find Augustines writings defending the Catholic church against the Manichaeans and the Donatists. Manichaeanism was a religion developed in Persia by the prophet Mani. According to this religion, creation has two parts: darkness and light. Light is God and has ten attributes. Opposing this, and coeternal with it, is darkness and its five attributes. Saint Augustine was originally a Manichaean, so his defense of Christianity against this religion comes from a deep understanding of its nature. Donatists were a group of believers who refused to forgive those who had renounced their faith during a time of persecution, which caused a schism in Christianity. In opposing these men, Augustine attempted to mend the rift. Those with an interest in ancient religions will find Augustines writings on Manichaeanism one of the most important historical records of that religions practices."
 

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Chap XXXIXIn what sense evils are from God
149
CHAP XLCorruption tends to nonexistence 140
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The relation of Christ to prophecy continued 837
237
BOOK XXI
264
Faustus denies that Manichajans believe in two gods Hyle no god August discusses at large
272
Faustus recurs to the genealogical difficulty and insists that even according to Matthew Jesus was
313
Faustus ridicules the orthodox claim to believe in the infinity of God by caricaturing the anthropomor
319
Faustus seeks to justify docetism Augustin insists that there is nothing disgraceful in being born
326

The Scripture passage To the pure all things are pure but to the impure and defiled is nothing pare
332
Faustus fails to understand why he should be required either to accept or reject the N T as a whole
340
That sis is sot the striving for an evil nature but the desertion of a better
358
Chap XXXVINo creature of God is evil but to abuse a creature of God Is evil
359
Manichaean blasphemies concerning the nature of God
360
Incredible turpitudes in God imagined by Manichaus
362
Certain unspeakable turpitudes believed not without reason concerning the Mattl chaeans themselves
363
He compels to the perpetration of horrible turpitudes
364
BOOK I
411
BOOK II
425
BOOK III
436
Augustin undertakes the refutation of the arguments which might be derived from the Epistle of Cyp
460
BOOK VI
479
BOOK VII
499
BOOK
519
In which Angustin replies to alt the several statements in the letter of Petilianas as though disputing
530
BOOK III
596
CONTENTS ON A TREATISE CONCERNING THE CORRECTION
633
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