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While I enjoyed this book, it's hard for me to imagine what the wider audience for it might be. How many, after all, might be interested in a novel about the Pelagian-Augustinian controversies within the 5th century Church/5. The Myth of Pelagianism is an impressive and provocative book that will become required reading for historians, theologians, and classicists studying the late fourth and fifth centuries. Ali Bonner is to be commended for her initiative and command of the sources. BB Warfield lays out very well the controversy of the Pelagian heresy that arose in the 4th century AD. One is aware that the Christian church of today is under siege by semi-Pelagianism, modernity, liberalism, and anti-theistic espousals. It is enlightening to learn of the thoughts and theological questions that arose in the early years of /5(6). Semi-Pelagianism teaches that grace is necessary to achieve righteousness, but that this grace is not imparted to the sinner unilaterally or sovereignly as is maintained by Reformed theology. Rather, the semi-Pelagian argues that the individual makes the initial step of faith before that saving grace is given.
The second part of the book consists of Pelagius' letters, which provide the clearest and most succinct statements of Pelagian theology, but few of which have ever been translated into English before. Reissue; first published in two volumes as Pelagius: A Reluctant Heretic and The Letters of Pelagius and his Followers(The Boydell Press, ).5/5(1). Review: Ali Bonner, The Myth of Pelagianism (Oxford University Press, ) By Robert Evans. A li Bonner has written a groundbreaking study of a crucial moment in the history of Christian theology. It deserves significant attention from both historians and theologians and is sure to be included in undergraduate reading lists on the subject henceforth. God creates every human soul directly, and therefore every human soul starts out in innocence, free from sin. We are not basically bad, says the Pelagian heresy; we are basically good. Pelagianism is named after Pelagius, a monk who lived in the late s and early s AD. Pelagius began teaching the doctrine associated with his name in an. "The Myth of Pelagianism is an impressive and provocative book that will become required reading for historians, theologians, and classicists studying the late fourth and fifth centuries. Ali Bonner is to be commended for her initiative and command of the sources.
The Pelagian heresy was very widely extended in a little time. His chief disciple was Celestius, a man of noble family, and a eunuch from his birth. He practised as a lawyer for a time, and then went into a monastery; he then became a disciple of Pelagius, and began to deny Original Sin. Pelagius was reserved, but Celestius was free-spoken and. The Pelagian Captivity of the Church by R.C. Sproul. Shortly after the Reformation began, in the first few years after Martin Luther posted the Ninety-Five Theses on the church door at Wittenberg, he issued some short booklets on a variety of subjects. The prevalence of Pelagianism is deadly, for to misunderstand the nature of sin is to misunderstand the gospel. We need a savior because as heirs of Adam we are sinful at birth, sinful from the time our mothers conceived us (Psalm ). Without the doctrine of total depravity, why the need for salvation (Romans )? Pelagianism, also called Pelagian heresy, a 5th-century Christian heresy taught by Pelagius and his followers that stressed the essential goodness of human nature and the freedom of the human will. Pelagius was concerned about the slack moral standards among Christians, and he hoped to improve their conduct by his teachings. Rejecting the arguments of those who claimed that they sinned .