Pelagius: Life and Letters

B.R. Rees

`An important contribution to studies of Pelagius and the social and religious world of the late fourth and early fifth-century West'.THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (US)
Date Published :
October 1998
Publisher :
Boydell and Brewer
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780851157146
Pages : 552
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
Stock Status : Available


Collected together for the first time in one volume are the most important critical study of Pelagius to date, together with a selection of his letters. Arriving in Rome in the late 4th century, Pelagius soon acquired a considerable reputation as a reformer and spiritual adviser. In Palestine he became embroiled with Jerome and later with Augustine who had been alerted to the Pelagian threat to orthodox doctrine. Professor Rees here re-examines the evidence for the Pelagian controversy: `A judicious survey of the literature surrounding Pelagius and the movement associated with his name' CHURCH HISTORY (US)
. 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, 1991).

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