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Arnobius the Younger

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Arnobius the Younger (Latin: Arnobius Junior) was a Christian priest or bishop in Gaul,[1] who wrote from Rome around the year 460.[2]

He is the author of a mystical and allegorical commentary on the Psalms, first published by Erasmus in 1522, and by him attributed to the elder Arnobius.[1]

It has been frequently reprinted, and in the edition of De la Barre, 1580, is accompanied by some notes on the Gospels by the same author.[1] More recently, CCSL 25 has produced a critical edition of his commentary.[2]

To him has sometimes been ascribed the anonymous treatise, Arnobii catholici et Serapionis conflictus de Deo trino et uno ... de gratiae liberi arbitrii concordia, which was probably written by a follower of Augustine.[1] The opinions expressed in his commentary have been called semi-Pelagian, probably due to his opposition to Augustine's doctrine of predestination.[2] Rondeau infers an African origin for Arnobius due, in part, to his dependence on Ticonius.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Arnobius". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 2 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 632.
  2. ^ a b c d Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, Old Testament volume VII, edited by Craig A. Blaising and Carmen S. Harden

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  • Works - Laurentius de la Barre's edition beginning in column 324 (page 169 in the PDF) of Patrologia Latina, Volume 53.