Augustinus (Jansenist book)

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Augustinus
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Author Cornelius Jansen
Original title Augustinus seu doctrina Sancti Augustini de humanae naturae sanitate, aegritudine, medicina adversus Pelagianos et Massilianses
Language Latin
Subject Pelagianism, Augustine of Hippo
Published 1640 by Iacobi Zegeri
Media type Three volumes
OCLC 174507565
LC Class BT1450 .J3 1640

Augustinus seu doctrina Sancti Augustini de humanae naturae sanitate, aegritudine, medicina adversus Pelagianos et Massilianses, known by its short title Augustinus, is a theological work in Latin by Cornelius Jansen. Published posthumously in Louvain in 1640, it was in three parts:

  1. On Pelagianism
  2. On original sin
  3. On divine grace

It began with the proposition that Augustine of Hippo was a man chosen by God to reveal the doctrine of grace. Thus, by this logic, any later Catholic teaching contrary to Augustine's work should be revised to match it. The text stoked the theological controversies that raged in France and much of Europe after the spread of Jansenism. Five of the books' propositions were condemned as heretical in the apostolic constitution Cum occasione promulgated in 1653 by Pope Innocent X.[1] In reaction to this condemnation, Blaise Pascal wrote his 17th and 18th Lettres provinciales in 1657. The five propositions were the focus of the Formulary Controversy, a 17th and 18th century recusancy by Jansenists of the Formula of Submission for the Jansenists.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Ott, Michael (1910). "Pope Innocent X". Catholic Encyclopedia 8. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • M. Flick and Z. Alszeghy, Antropología teológica, Ediciones Sígueme, Salamanca, 1971.