1. brandonadams

    Aquinas’ Distinction Between Membership in the New Covenant and the era of the New Covenant

    Augustine limits the Old Covenant to temporal, earthly promises and argues that OT saints were saved by the New Covenant. Aquinas followed Augustine on this point, citing him several times in Summa Theologica I-II, 106-107 (Old “Law” = Old Covenant; New “Law” = New Covenant). The Catechism...
  2. J.L. Allen

    Which Version of Augustine’s Confessions?

    After the semester ends, I want to listen to some audiobooks. I have the LibriVox app, and it’s pretty nifty. There are two different versions of The Confessions by Augustine. Pusey or Outler? Why would you choose one over the other?
  3. RobertPGH1981

    Two Kingdoms Doctrine

    Hello All, I have been seeing increased discussions on two kingdoms doctrine and I am not so familiar with its concepts. I came to the conclusion that its linked to Augustines book "The City of God" and most articles credit it to Luther. Apparently Abraham Kuyper came up with a different view...
  4. S

    Are Calvinists Augustinian?
  5. SebastianClinciuJJ

    Pope Clement XI's Papal Encyclical "Unigenitus", 1713

    This Papal Encyclical, written in the midst of the Jansenism controversy, contains 101 propositions of Pasquier Quesnel (a Jansenist theologian) condemned by the Roman Catholic Church. Along those propositions are found the next: "3. In vain, O Lord, do You command, if You do not give what you...
  6. SebastianClinciuJJ

    Was Augustine's doctrine of predestination infra- or supra-?

    Hello, What was St. Augustine's view on this very controversial topic? Basic definitions to work by from Wikipedia: "Supralapsarianism (also called antelapsarianism, pre-lapsarian or prelapsarian) is the view that God's decrees of election and reprobation logically preceded the decree of the...
  7. SebastianClinciuJJ

    Alister McGrath’s interpretation of Augustine

    Hello, I am reading McGrath’s Iustitia Dei and I came across something strange. In his analysis of Augustine’s concept of free will, he writes: “According to Augustine, the act of faith is itself a divine gift, in which God acts upon the rational soul in such a way that it comes to believe...
  8. C

    Pelagianism: A Conversation I Had With Two Roman Catholic Friends

    So, recently I had a conversation with two Roman Catholic friends, a man and a woman. Both are well educated in the Catholic tradition. Both are conservative, pro-life, and completely committed to following the teaching of the Roman magisterium. Particularly, I overheard four comments that...
  9. John P

    Is it an oxymoron to label oneself Reformed Semi-Augustinian?

    Sooo... I am currently taking theology classes for a Theology Minor at my university, and one of the classes we had to take was Systematic Theology. It was broken into two classes (1 and 2) and had a lot of reading. Now, going to a Pentecostal college, I knew that I was bound to run into...
  10. C

    Why does the reformed community like Augustine when he was a Catholic monk?

    What I mean is how does the reformed community reconcile the fact that he was a catholic monk and yet still love him? I understand that what he wrote shaped western religion with doctrines of the Trinity, sovereign grace, and even christian hedonism. I can obviously understand why we would...