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The Anti-Pelagian Christology of Augustine of Hippo, 396-430

Dominic Keech


Falling outside of the usual categories of Patristic Christological discourse, Augustine’s Christology remains a relatively neglected area of his thought. This study focuses on his understanding of the humanity of Christ as it emerged in dialogue with his anti-Pelagian conception of human freedom and Original Sin. By reinterpreting the Pelagian controversy as a Western continuation of the Origenist controversy before it, it argues that Augustine’s reading of Origen lay at the heart of his Christological response to Pelagianism. Augustine is, therefore, situated within the network of fourth- an ... More

Keywords: Origen, Ambrose, Jerome, Rufinus of Aquilei, Pelagianism, Origenism, Original Sin, flesh of sin, soul, virginal conception

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199662234
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662234.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dominic Keech, author
Assistant Curate of the parish of Wantage, diocese of Oxford