writings in connection with the donatist controversy.
writings in connection with the donatist controversy.
St. Augustine

Rev. j. r. king, m.a.
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Title Page

writings in connection with the donatist controversy.

Introductory Essay.

Chapter I. --Bibliography.

Chapter II. --An Analysis of Augustin's Writings Against the Donatists.

Preface

the SEVEN BOOKS OF AUGUSTIN, BISHOP OF HIPPO, ON BAPTISM, AGAINST THE DONATISTS

The Seven Books of Augustin, Bishop of Hippo On Baptism, Against the Donatists

He proves that baptism can be conferred outside the Catholic communion by heretics or schismatics…

Chapter 1. -- 1. In the treatise which we wrote against the published epistle of Parmenianus to…

Chapter 2. -- 3. And so the Donatists in some matters are with us…

Chapter 3. -- 4. There are two propositions, moreover, which we affirm…

Chapter 4. -- 5. Further, if any one fails to understand how it can be that we…

Chapter 5. -- 6. I prefer, he says, to receive Christ's baptism where both parties agree that…

Chapter 6. -- 8. Between us, then, and what we may call the genuine Donatists…

Chapter 7. -- 9. For, in the next place, that I may not seem to rest on…

Chapter 8. -- 10. Nor indeed were the prayers of the Gentile Cornelius unheard…

Chapter 9. -- 12. Let them see how many things, and what important things…

Chapter 10. -- 13. But they think within themselves that they show very great subtlety in asking…

Chapter 11. -- 15. They ask also, "Whether sins are remitted in baptism in the party of…

Chapter 12. -- 18. What if he approached baptism itself in deceit? were his sins remitted…

Chapter 13. -- 21. For it often happens that a man has an enemy whom he hates…

Chapter 14. -- 22. It is to no purpose, then, that they say to us…

Chapter 15. -- 23. For it is the Church that gives birth to all…

Chapter 16. -- 25. But the same mother which brought forth Abel…

Chapter 17. -- 26. Therefore, whether they seem to abide within…

Chapter 18. -- 27. On the question of baptism, then, I think that I have argued at…

Chapter 19. -- 29. But that I may not seem to be uttering these praises of the…

In which Augustin proves that it is to no purpose that the Donatists bring forward…

Chapter 1. -- 1. How much the arguments make for us…

Chapter 2. -- 3. "When, on the calends of September, very many bishops from the provinces of…

Chapter 3. -- 4. Now let the proud and swelling necks of the heretics raise themselves…

Chapter 4. -- 5. Wherefore the holy Cyprian, whose dignity is only increased by his humility…

Chapter 5. -- 6. And so it is that often something is imperfectly revealed to the more…

Chapter 6. -- 7. What then, ye Donatists, what have ye to say to this? If our…

Chapter 7. -- 10. Wherefore, then, have ye severed yourselves? If there is any sense left in…

Chapter 8. -- 13. Nor do I think that the blessed Cyprian had any other motive in…

Chapter 9. -- 14. "This, moreover," says he, "Agrippinus, a man of excellent memory…

Chapter 10. -- 15. But what attitude do they assume, when it is shown that the holy…

Chapter 11. -- 16. For this reason, then, we hold them to be enemies…

Chapter 12. -- 17. What answer they can give about the followers of Maximianus whom they have…

Chapter 13. -- 18. But who can fail to understand what they may be saying in their…

Chapter 14. -- 19. But which is the worse, not to be baptized at all…

Chapter 15. -- 20. Since the Catholic Church, both in the time of the blessed Cyprian and…

Augustin undertakes the refutation of the arguments which might be derived from the epistle of…

Chapter 1. -- 1. I think that it may now be considered clear to every one…

Chapter 2. -- 2. Nevertheless, I see what may still be required of me…

Chapter 3. -- 4. Let us therefore, seeing that we adhere to the example of Cyprian…

Chapter 4. -- 6. Next his colleagues proceed to deliver their several opinions.…

Chapter 5. -- 7. But if any one should ask what I hold in the meantime…

Chapter 6. -- 9. Libosus also of Vaga says: "The Lord says in the gospel…

Chapter 7. -- 10. Zosimus also of Tharassa said: "When a revelation of the truth has been…

Chapter 8. -- 11. Likewise Felix of Buslacene said: "In admitting heretics without the baptism of the…

Chapter 9. -- 12. Likewise Honoratus of Tucca said: "Since Christ is the Truth…

Chapter 10. -- 13. Therefore Cyprian writes to Jubaianus as follows…

Chapter 11. -- 16. But Cyprian was right in not being moved by what Jubaianus wrote…

Chapter 12. -- 17. But the blessed Cyprian shows that it was no new or sudden thing…

Chapter 13. -- 18. But as regards the remission of sins…

Chapter 14. -- 19. Nor is it material, when we are considering the question of the genuineness…

Chapter 15. -- 20. Accordingly, if Marcion consecrated the sacrament of baptism with the words of the…

Chapter 16. -- 21. But when it is said that "the Holy Spirit is given by the…

Chapter 17. -- 22. "For as regards the fact that to preserve the figure of unity the…

Chapter 18--23. "As my Father hath sent me," says our Lord…

Chapter 19. -- 25. They indeed who say that baptism is not to be repeated…

In which he treats of what follows in the same epistle of Cyprian to Jubaianus.…

Chapter 1. -- 1. The comparison of the Church with Paradise shows us that men may indeed…

Chapter 2. -- 2. All the more, then, because "we are fighting for the honor and unity"…

Chapter 3. -- 4. And if they would have obeyed him…

Chapter 4. -- 6. We do not, therefore, "acknowledge the baptism of heretics…

Chapter 5. -- 8. "Further," Cyprian goes on to say, "in vain do some…

Chapter 6. -- 9. But as regards his saying, "Nor let any one affirm that what they…

Chapter 7. -- 11. For in fact, as to what some opposed to the reasoning of Cyprian…

Chapter 8. -- 12. In short, we may see how great an evil in itself is envy…

Chapter 9. -- 13. By this patience of Christian love he not only endured the difference of…

Chapter 10. -- 15. But some one may say that the tares within may more easily be…

Chapter 11. -- 18. What shall we say of what is also wonderful…

Chapter 12. -- 19. But he urges that "we find that the apostles…

Chapter 13. -- 20. There is therefore "no fellowship between righteousness and unrighteousness…

Chapter 14. -- 22. But we must not despair of the conversion of any man…

Chapter 15. -- 23. To go on to the point which he pursues at great length…

Chapter 16. -- 24. Some one says, Does it then make no difference…

Chapter 17. -- 25. "Can the power of baptism," says Cyprian…

Chapter 18. -- 26. Nor indeed, is it of heresies alone that the apostle says "that they…

Chapter 19. -- 27. Let us therefore not flatter the Catholic who is hemmed in with all…

Chapter 20. -- 28. But on the question whether we ought to prefer a Catholic of the…

Chapter 21. -- 29. With regard to the objection brought against Cyprian…

Chapter 22. -- 30. That the place of baptism is sometimes supplied by martyrdom is supported by…

Chapter 23. -- 31. But what is the precise value of the sanctification of the sacrament which…

Chapter 24. -- 32. And if any one seek for divine authority in this matter…

Chapter 25. -- 33. By all these considerations it is proved that the sacrament of baptism is…

Chapter 26. -- 34. A few things still remain to be noticed in the epistle to Jubaianus…

He examines the last part of the epistle of Cyprian to Jubaianus…

Chapter 1. -- 1. We have the testimony of the blessed Cyprian…

Chapter 2. -- 2. But now that we have begun a disputation with a man of peace…

Chapter. 3. -- 3. But in what Cyprian adds, saying, "Nor yet because men once have erred…

Chapter 4. -- 4. But since now, as I said before…

Chapter 5. -- 5. Wherefore, even if heretics should be truly anxious to correct their error and…

Chapter 6. -- 7. For when this is done occasionally in the case of individuals…

Chapter 7. -- 8. Truly, when I look at the actual words of Cyprian…

Chapter 8. -- 9. Wherefore, as the apostle said of the law…

Chapter 9. -- 10. Now we must see what is said of the baptism of John.…

Chapter 10. -- 12. I ask, therefore, if sins were remitted by the baptism of John…

Chapter 11. -- 13. For we must look at the point which especially concerns the matter before…

Chapter 12. -- 14. Accordingly, I too might use the words of the blessed Cyprian to turn…

Chapter 13. -- 15. For the Lord Jesus might, if He had so thought fit…

Chapter 14. -- 16. Accordingly we find the apostles using the expressions…

Chapter 15. -- 17. That therefore the baptism of John was not the same as the baptism…

Chapter 16. Wherefore, Since it is manifest that the baptism remains in the baptized person when he…

Chapter 17. -- 22. But, having considered and handled all these points…

Chapter 18. -- 24. Whence Cyprian himself again admonishes us with the greatest fullness…

Chapter 19. -- 25. Wherefore, as regards those who received the persons who came from heresy in…

Chapter 20.

Chapter 21. -- 29. But as to what he says, that "he who comes to the Church…

Chapter 22. -- 30. Accordingly we agree with Cyprian that "heretics cannot give remission of sins…

Chapter 23. -- 31. Cyprian writes also to Pompeius about this selfsame matter…

Chapter 24. -- 34. I remember that I have already discussed at sufficient length the question of…

Chapter 25. -- 36. I am unwilling to go on to handle again what Cyprian poured forth…

Chapter 26. -- 37. To go on to what he says…

Chapter 27. -- 38. And in that the Church is thus described in the Song of Songs…

Chapter 28. -- 39. Hence, therefore, we have now set before us an easier and more simple…

In which is considered the Council of Carthage, held under the authority and presidency of…

Chapter 1. -- 1. It might perhaps have been sufficient, that after the reasons have been so…

Chapter 2. -- 3. Again, if any one not having charity…

Chapter 3. -- 5. But I think that we have sufficiently shown…

Chapter 4. -- 6. And so it is clear that no good ground is shown herein why…

Chapter 5. -- 7. Wherefore all bad men are separated in the spirit from the good…

Chapter 6. -- 9. First, then, let us record for further consideration the case proposed for decision…

Chapter 7. -- 10. I have already, I think, argued to the best of my power…

Chapter 8. -- 11. Cæcilius of Bilta said: "I know of one baptism in the one Church…

Chapter 9. -- 13. The elder Felix of Migirpa said: "I think that every one coming from…

Chapter 10. -- 15. To the declaration of Polycarp of Adrumetum…

Chapter 11. -- 16. Novatus of Thamugadis said: "Though we know that all Scripture gives its testimony…

Chapter 12. -- 18. Nemesianus of Tubunæ said: "That the baptism which is given by heretics and…

Chapter 13. -- 20. Januarius of Lambæse said: "Following the authority of the holy Scriptures…

Chapter 14. -- 22. Lucius of Castra Galbæ said: "Since the Lord hath said in His gospel…

Chapter 15. -- 24. Crescens of Cirta said: "The letters of our most beloved Cyprian to Jubaianus…

Chapter 16. -- 26. Nicomedes of Segermi said: "My judgment is that heretics coming to the Church…

Chapter 17. -- 28. Monnulus of Girba said: "The truth of our mother…

Chapter 18. -- 30. Secundinus of Cedias said: "Since our Lord Christ said…

Chapter 19. -- 32. Felix of Bagai said: "As when the blind leads the blind…

Chapter 20. -- 34. Polianus of Mileum said: "It is right that a heretic should be baptized…

Chapter 21. -- 36. Theogenes of Hippo Regius said: "According to the sacrament of the heavenly grace…

Chapter 22. -- 38. Dativus of Badiæ said "We, so far as lies within our power…

Chapter 23. -- 40. Successus of Abbir Germaniciana said: "Heretics may either do nothing or everything.…

Chapter 24. -- 42. Fortunatus of Thuccabori said: "Jesus Christ our Lord and God…

Chapter 25. -- 46. Sedatus of Tuburbo said: "Inasmuch as water…

Chapter 26. -- 49. Privatianus of Sufetula said: "He who says that heretics have the power of…

Chapter 27. -- 51. Privatus of Sufes said: "What can be said of the man who approves…

Chapter 28. -- 53. Hortensianus of Lares said: "How many baptisms there are…

Chapter 29. -- 55. Cassius of Macomades said: "Since there cannot be two baptisms…

Chapter 30. -- 57. Another Januarius of Vicus Cæsaris said: "If error does not obey truth…

Chapter 31. -- 59. Another Secundinus of Carpis said: "Are heretics Christians or not? If they are…

Chapter 32. -- 61. Victoricus of Thabraca said: "If heretics may baptize…

Chapter 33. -- 63. Another Felix of Uthina said: "No one can doubt…

Chapter 34. -- 65. Quietus of Burug said: "We who live by faith ought with believing observance…

Chapter 35. -- 67. Castus of Sicca said: He who presumes to follow custom in despite of…

Chapter 36. -- 69. Eucratius of Theni said: "Our God and Lord Jesus Christ…

Chapter 37. -- 71. Libosus of Vaga said: "The Lord says in the gospel…

Chapter 38. -- 73. Lucius of Thebaste said: "I declare my judgment that heretics…

Chapter 39. -- 75. Eugenius of Ammedera said: "I too pronounce this same judgment…

Chapter 40. -- 77. Also another Felix of Ammacura said: "I too…

Chapter 41. -- 79. Also another Januarius of Muzuli said: "I wonder that…

Chapter 42. -- 81. Adelphius of Thasbalte said: "It is surely without cause that they find fault…

Chapter 43. -- 83. Demetrius of the Lesser Leptis said: "We uphold one baptism…

Chapter 44. -- 85. Vincentius of Thibari said: "We know that heretics are worse than heathens.…

In which the remaining judgments of the Council of Carthage are examined.…

Chapter 1. -- 1. Let us not be considered troublesome to our readers…

Chapter 2. -- 2. Marcus of Mactaris said: "It is not to be wondered at if heretics…

Chapter 3. -- 4. Satius of Sicilibba said: "If heretics receive forgiveness of their sins in their…

Chapter 4. -- 6. Victor of Gor said: "Seeing that sins are forgiven only in the baptism…

Chapter 5. -- 8. Aurelius of Utica said: "Since the apostle says that we ought not to…

Chapter 6. -- 10. Iambus of Germaniciana said: "Those who approve the baptism of heretics disapprove ours…

Chapter 7. -- 12. Lucianus of Rucuma said: "It is written…

Chapter 8. -- 14. Pelagianus of Luperciana said: "It is written…

Chapter 9. -- 16. Jader of Midila said: "We know that there is but one baptism in…

Chapter 10. -- 18. Likewise another Felix of Marazana said: "There is one faith…

Chapter 11. -- 20. Paul of Bobba said: "I for my part am not moved if some…

Chapter 12. -- 22. Pomponius of Dionysiana said: "It is manifest that heretics cannot baptize and give…

Chapter 13. -- 24. Venantius of Tinisa said: "If a husband…

Chapter 14. -- 26. Aymnius of Ausuaga said: "We have received one baptism…

Chapter 15. -- 28. Saturninus of Victoriana said: "If heretics may baptize…

Chapter 16. -- 30. Another Saturninus of Tucca said: "The Gentiles…

Chapter 17. -- 32. Marcellus of Zama said: "Since sins are remitted only in the baptism of…

Chapter 18. -- 34. Irenæus of Ululi said: "If the Church does not baptize a heretic…

Chapter 19. -- 36. Donatus of Cibaliana said: "I acknowledge one Church…

Chapter 20. -- 38. Zozimus of Tharassa said: "When a revelation has been made of the truth…

Chapter 21. -- 40. Julianus of Telepte said: "It is written…

Chapter 22. -- 42. Faustus of Timida Regia said: "Let not these persons flatter themselves who favor…

Chapter 23. -- 44. Geminius of Furni said: "Certain of our colleagues may prefer heretics to themselves…

Chapter 24. -- 46. Rogatianus of Nova said: "Christ established the Church…

Chapter 25. -- 48. Therapius of Bulla said: "If a man gives up and betrays the baptism…

Chapter 26. -- 50. Also another Lucius of Membresa said: "It is written…

Chapter 27. -- 52. Also another Felix of Buslaceni said: "In admitting heretics to the Church without…

Chapter 28. -- 54. Another Saturninus of Abitini said: "If Antichrist can give to any one the…

Chapter 29. -- 56. Quintus of Aggya said: "He who has a thing can give it…

Chapter 30. -- 58. Another Julianus of Marcelliana said: "If a man can serve two masters…

Chapter 31. -- 60. Tenax of Horrea Celiæ said: "There is one baptism…

Chapter 32. -- 62. Another Victor of Assuras said: "It is written…

Chapter 33. -- 64. Donatulus of Capse said: "I also have always entertained this opinion…

Chapter 34. -- 66. Verulus of Rusiccade said: "A man that is a heretic cannot give that…

Chapter 35. -- 68. Pudentianus of Cuiculi said: "My recent ordination to the episcopate induced me…

Chapter 36. -- 70. Peter of Hippo Diarrhytus said: "Since there is one baptism in the Catholic…

Chapter 37. -- 72. Likewise another Lucius of Ausafa said: "According to the motion of my mind…

Chapter 38. -- 74. Felix of Gurgites said: "I give my judgment…

Chapter 39. -- 76. Pusillus of Lamasba said: "I believe that baptism is not unto salvation except…

Chapter 40. -- 78. Salvianus of Gazaufala said: "It is generally known that heretics have nothing…

Chapter 41. -- 80. Honoratus of Tucca said: "Since Christ is the truth…

Chapter 42. -- 82. Victor of Octavus said: "As ye yourselves also know…

Chapter 43. -- 84. Clarus of Mascula said: "The sentence of our Lord Jesus Christ is manifest…

Chapter 44. -- 86. Secundianus of Thambei said: "We ought not to deceive heretics by our too…

Chapter 45. -- 88. Also another Aurelius of Chullabi said: "The Apostle John has laid down in…

Chapter 46. -- 90. Litteus of Gemelli said: "If the blind lead the blind…

Chapter 47. -- 92. Natalis of Oëa said: "It is not only I myself who am present…

Chapter 48. -- 94. Junius of Neapolis said: "I do not depart from the judgment which we…

Chapter 49. -- 96. Cyprian of Carthage said: "My opinion has been set forth with the greatest…

Chapter 50. -- 98. It is indeed worth while to consider the whole of the passage in…

Chapter 51. -- 99. Taking all these things, therefore, into consideration…

Chapter 52. -- 100. Of all these several classes, then, no one doubts respecting those first…

Chapter 53. -- 101. The question is also commonly raised, whether baptism is to be held valid…

Chapter 54. -- 103. But now I think that it is fully time for me to bring…

the three BOOKS OF AUGUSTIN

Written in the form of a letter addressed to the Catholics…

Chapter 1. -- 1. Ye know that we have often wished to bring forward into open notoriety…

Chapter 2. -- 3. Whence, then, is a man to be cleansed who receives baptism…

Chapter 3.

Chapter 4. -- 5. Wherefore, if they were in error, and would have perished had they not…

Chapter 5. -- 6. We ask, therefore, since he says, "He who receives faith from the faithless…

Chapter 6. -- 7. Wherefore, whether a man receive the sacrament of baptism from a faithful or…

Chapter 7. -- 8. But if it is perfect madness to hold such a view for it…

Chapter 8. -- 9. When he hears, "Every good tree bringeth good fruit…

Chapter 9. -- 10. Again, when he hears, "He that is washed by one dead…

Chapter 10. -- 11. Lastly, if they are willing to give the name of dead neither to…

Chapter 11. -- 12. Of these I would ask, whether by coming to their sea they were…

Chapter 12. -- 13. But our brethren themselves, the sons of the aforesaid churches…

Chapter 13. -- 14. If, in the interests of the unity of the party of Donatus…

Chapter 14. -- 15. Therefore, brethren, let it suffice us that they should be admonished and corrected…

Chapter 15. -- 16. Look at the states of Musti and Assura…

Chapter 16. -- 17. As for the words which follow in his letter…

Chapter 17. -- 18. Then he further adds: "Both are without the life of baptism…

Chapter 18. -- 20. He says: "You who are a most abandoned traditor have come out in…

Chapter 19. -- 21. What, then, does he mean by quoting in his letter the words with…

Chapter 20. -- 22. Wherefore all this about the generation of vipers…

Chapter 21. -- 23. Lastly, it has been said, as he himself has also quoted…

Chapter 22. -- 24. What if the holy and TRUE Church of Christ were to convince and…

Chapter 23. -- 25. In conclusion, the Testament is said to have been given to the flames…

Chapter 24. -- 26. But let us turn to the consideration of your fruits.…

Chapter 25. -- 27. I think that I have left unanswered none of the statements in the…

Chapter 26. -- 28. But it is possible that you may expect of me that I should…

Chapter 27. -- 29. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, though that error is exposed and overcome in many…

Chapter 28. Finally, they think that the question of baptism is hidden…

Chapter 29. -- 31. These things, brethren, I would have you retain as the basis of your…

In which Augustin replies to all the several statements in the letter of Petilianus…

Chapter 1. -- 1. That we made a full and sufficient answer to the first part of…

Chapter 2. -- 4. Petilianus said: "Those who have polluted their souls with a guilty laver…

Chapter 3. -- 6. Petilianus said: "For what we look to is the conscience of the giver…

Chapter 4. -- 8. Petilianus said: "For he who receives faith from the faithless…

Chapter 5. -- 10. Petilianus said: "For everything consists of an origin and root…

Chapter 6. -- 12. Petilianus said: "This being the case, brethren…

Chapter 7. -- 14. Petilianus said: "And again, He who is baptized by one that is dead…

Chapter 8. -- 17. Petilianus said: "We must consider, I say…

Chapter 9. -- 21. Petilianus said: "Hemmed in, therefore, by these offenses…

Chapter 10. -- 23. Petilianus said: "Did the apostle persecute any one? or did Christ betray any…

Chapter 11. -- 25. Petilianus said: "Yet some will be found to say…

Chapter 12. -- 27. Petilianus said: "The Lord Jesus said to the Jews concerning Himself…

Chapter 13. -- 29. Petilianus said: Over and over again He reproaches the FALSE speakers and liars…

Chapter 14. -- 31. Petilianus said: "In the third place, also…

Chapter 15. -- 34. Petilianus said: "David also spoke of you as persecutors in the following terms…

Chapter 16. -- 36. Petilianus said: "The Lord Christ also warns us…

Chapter 17. -- 38. Petilianus said: "Thus, thus, thou wicked persecutor…

Chapter 18. -- 40. Petilianus said: "Nor is it, after all…

Chapter 19. -- 42. Petilianus said: "The Lord Jesus Christ commands us…

Chapter 20. -- 44. Petilianus said: "The Lord Christ cries again from heaven to Paul…

Chapter 21. -- 47. Petilianus said: "Accordingly, as we have said…

Chapter 22. -- 49. Petilianus said: "It may be urged that Christ said to His apostles…

Chapter 23. -- 51. Petilianus said: "But if you say that we give baptism twice over…

Chapter 24. -- 56. Petilianus said: "But you will answer that you abide by the same declaration…

Chapter 25. -- 58. Petilianus said: "For when you in your guilt perform what is false…

Chapter 26. -- 60. Petilianus said: "For if you mix what is FALSE with what is true…

Chapter 27. -- 62. Petilianus said: "It will be urged against us…

Chapter 28. -- 64. Petilianus said: "But yet, if I may be allowed the comparison…

Chapter 29. -- 66. Petilianus said: "But to pass rapidly through these minor points…

Chapter 30. -- 68. Petilianus said: "Or if any one chance to recollect the chants of a…

Chapter 31. -- 70. Petilianus said: "For there is no power but of God…

Chapter 32. -- 72. Petilianus said: "For although there is only one baptism…

Chapter 33. -- 77. Petilianus said: "But that I may thoroughly investigate the baptism in the name…

Chapter 34. -- 79. Petilianus said: "For if the apostles were allowed to baptize those whom John…

Chapter 35. -- 81. Petilianus said: "Nor indeed will it be possible that the Holy Spirit should…

Chapter 36. -- 83. Petilianus said: "Which Holy Spirit certainly cannot come on you…

Chapter 37. -- 85. Petilianus said: "But that the truth of this may be made manifest from…

Chapter 38. -- 90. Petilianus said: "If you declare that you hold the Catholic Church…

Chapter 39. -- 92. Petilianus said: "But there is no fellowship of darkness with light…

Chapter 40. -- 95. Petilianus said: "Paul the apostle also bids us…

Chapter 41. -- 97. Petilianus said: "And, again, he taught us that schisms should not arise…

Chapter 42. -- 99. Petilianus said: "If Paul uttered these words to the unlearned and to the…

Chapter 43. -- 101. Petilianus said: "Can it be that the traitor Judas hung himself for you…

Chapter 44. -- 103. Petilianus said: "For we, as it is written…

Chapter 45. -- 105. Petilianus said: "But if these are the parties…

Chapter 46. -- 107. Petilianus said: "In the first Psalm David separates the blessed from the impious…

Chapter 47. -- 109. Petilianus said: "But the same Psalmist has sung the praises of our baptism.…

Chapter 48. -- 111. Petilianus said: "Yet that you should not call yourselves holy…

Chapter 49. -- 113. Petilianus said: "For, granting that you faithless ones are acquainted with the law…

Chapter 50. -- 115. Petilianus said: "But that we may destroy your arguments one by one…

Chapter 51. -- 117. Petilianus said: "If you wretched men claim for yourselves a seat…

Chapter 52. -- 119. Petilianus said: "If you suppose that you can offer sacrifice…

Chapter 53. -- 121. Petilianus said: "If you make prayer to God…

Chapter 54. -- 123. Petilianus said: "But if it should so happen…

Chapter 55. -- 125. Petilianus said: "Even though you do very virtuous actions…

Chapter 56. -- 127. Petilianus said: "But even if, as you yourselves suppose…

Chapter 57. -- 129. Petilianus said: "It is written, Thou shalt not commit adultery.…

Chapter 58. -- 131. Petilianus said: "It is written, Thou shalt not bear FALSE witness against thy…

Chapter 59. -- 133. Petilianus said: "It is written, Thou shalt not covet anything that is thy…

Chapter 60. -- 135. Petilianus said: "Under what law, then, do you make out that you are…

Chapter 61. -- 137. Petilianus said: "But the Lord Christ says…

Chapter 62. -- 139. Petilianus said: "And again it is written…

Chapter 63. -- 141. Petilianus said: "But wherein do you fulfill the commandments of God? The Lord…

Chapter 64. -- 143. Petilianus said: "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.…

Chapter 65. -- 145. Petilianus said: "Blessed are they that mourn…

Chapter 66. -- 147. Petilianus said: "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness…

Chapter 67. -- 149. Petilianus said: "Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.…

Chapter 68. -- 151. Petilianus said: "Blessed are the pure in heart…

Chapter 69. -- 153. Petilianus said: "Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children…

Chapter 70. -- 155. Petilianus said: "Though the Apostle Paul says…

Chapter 71. -- 157. Petilianus said: "To you the prophet says…

Chapter 72. -- 159. Petilianus said: "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake…

Chapter 73. -- 161. Petilianus said: "Since then you are not blessed by falsifying the commands of…

Chapter 74. -- 163. Petilianus said: "But these things do not alarm us Christians…

Chapter 75. -- 165. Petilianus said: "O wretched traditors! Thus indeed it was fitting that Scripture should…

Chapter 76. -- 167. Petilianus said: "But to us the Lord Christ…

Chapter 77. -- 169. Petilianus said: "Paul also, the apostle, whilst he was suffering fearful persecutions at…

Chapter 78. -- 171. Petilianus said: "For what kind of faith is that which is in you…

Chapter 79. -- 173. Petilianus said: "And again, Charity suffereth long…

Chapter 80. -- 175. Petilianus said: "Lastly, what is the justification of persecution? I ask you…

Chapter 81. -- 177. Petilianus said: "But I answer you, on the other hand…

Chapter 82. -- 179. Petilianus said: "But the holy apostle said this…

Chapter 83. -- 181. Petilianus said: "If then there are not some to whom all this power…

Chapter 84. -- 183. Petilianus said: "But if authority had been given by some law for persons…

Chapter 85. -- 185. Petilianus said: "For the Lord Christ says…

Chapter 86. -- 188. Petilianus said: "Is it then the case that God has ordered the massacre…

Chapter 87. -- 190. Petilianus said: "For neither has the Lord God at any time rejoiced in…

Chapter 88. -- 192. Petilianus said: "We advise you, therefore, if so be that you will hear…

Chapter 89. -- 194. Petilianus said: "Here you have the fullest possible proof that a Christian may…

Chapter 90. -- 196. Petilianus said: "Therefore I say, He ordained that we should undergo death for…

Chapter 91. -- 198. Petilianus said: "But you scatter thorns and tares…

Chapter 92. -- 200. Petilianus said: "Where is the saying of the Lord Christ…

Chapter 93. -- 202. Petilianus said: "But what have you to do with the kings of this…

Chapter 94. -- 214. Petilianus said: "Where is the law of God? where is your Christianity…

Chapter 95. -- 216. Petilianus said: "If you wish that we should be your friends…

Chapter 96. -- 218. Petilianus said: "But what reason is there…

Chapter 97. -- 220. Petilianus said: "Choose, in short, which of the two alternatives you prefer.…

Chapter 98. -- 223. Petilianus said: "Lastly, as we have often said before…

Chapter 99. -- 225. Petilianus said: "On you, yes you, you wretched men…

Chapter 100. -- 227. Petilianus said: "But we who are poor in spirit are not apprehensive for…

Chapter 101. -- 229. Petilianus said: "Inasmuch as we live in the fear of God…

Chapter 102. -- 231. Petilianus said: "You, therefore, who prefer rather to be washed with the most…

Chapter 103. -- 234. Petilianus said: "Imitate indeed the prophets, who feared to have their holy souls…

Chapter 104. -- 236. Petilianus said: "David also said, The oil of the sinner shall not anoint…

Chapter 105. -- 238. Petilianus said: "But he thus praises the ointment of concord among brethren…

Chapter 106. -- 240. Petilianus said: "Woe unto you, therefore, who…

Chapter 107. -- 242. Petilianus said: "And that none who is a layman may claim to be…

Chapter 108. -- 244. Petilianus said: "By this sentence, again, the apostle places in the same category…

Chapter 109. -- 246. Petilianus said: "Come therefore to the Church…

In this book Augustin refutes the second letter which Petilianus wrote to him after having…

Chapter 1. -- 1. Being able to read, Petilianus, I have read your letter…

Chapter 2. -- 3. Hear therefore, all ye who have read his revilings…

Chapter 3. -- 4. These comparisons of the gospel you doubtless recognize.…

Chapter 4. -- 5. Nor would I therefore be understood to urge that ecclesiastical discipline should be…

Chapter 5. -- 6. Do you, therefore, holy scions of our one Catholic mother…

Chapter 6. -- 7. Furthermore, whether concerning Christ, or concerning His Church…

Chapter 7. -- 8. Whilst we bear the testimony of God to this and the like effect…

Chapter 8. -- 9. Nor is it only you that are safe…

Chapter 9. -- 10. Therefore, as I have often said before…

Chapter 10. -- 11. Let these things suffice you, my beloved Christian brethren of the Catholic Church…

Chapter 11. -- 12. What wonder is it then, if, when I draw in the grain that…

Chapter 12. -- 13. For I am a man of the threshing-floor of Christ…

Chapter 13. -- 14. If, therefore, I am a servant of the Lord…

Chapter 14. -- 15. Furthermore, if I have obtained from you…

Chapter 15. -- 17. Read now the most profuse revilings which he has poured forth whilst puffed…

Chapter 16. -- 19. Let him go now, and with panting lungs and swollen throat find fault…

Chapter 17. -- 20. Let him further go on, in his discourse of many but manifestly empty…

Chapter 18. -- 21. Certainly in all these things, as you can learn or refresh your memory…

Chapter 19. -- 22. For perhaps some one of you will say to me…

Chapter 20. -- 23. All these statements in my letter Petilianus set before himself for refutation.…

Chapter 21. -- 24. But see, when he is reduced to straits in the argument…

Chapter 22. -- 26. Lastly, if these two or three words…

Chapter 23. -- 27. And, in the first place, with regard to that first expression…

Chapter 24. -- 28. Whatever, therefore, he finds in these two words…

Chapter 25. -- 29. And yet Petilianus, to avoid answering what I have said…

Chapter 26. -- 31. But why do we make inquiry into these points? Why do we both…

Chapter 27. -- 32. But this is not what we are now inquiring.…

Chapter 28. -- 33. This is what we look upon with horror in your party…

Chapter 29. -- 34. I entreat of you, pay attention to this…

Chapter 30. -- 35. Accordingly this precedent is wholly without bearing on the matter in hand.…

Chapter. 31. -- 36. "And where," he says, "is the word that I added…

Chapter 32. -- 37. What shall we say of what he himself advanced in his epistle…

Chapter 33. -- 38. See now how Petilianus, to avoid answering this question…

Chapter 34. -- 39. Petilianus quotes also the warning of the Apostle John…

Chapter 35.

Chapter 36. -- 42. But after this, when Petilianus came to that objection of ours…

Chapter 37. -- 43. Furthermore, according to our tenets, neither he of whom Petilianus said that he…

Chapter 38. -- 44. For, to pass over others dwelling in different quarters of the earth…

Chapter 39. -- 45. But as for you, when the case of the followers of Maximianus is…

Chapter 40. -- 46. For if the baptism which Prætextatus and Felicianus administered in the communion of…

Chapter 41. -- 49. Lastly, he has ended his epistle with an exhortation and warning to his…

Chapter 42. -- 51. For what I just now said is put with the greatest clearness in…

Chapter 43. -- 52. These things, I think, I put with clearness and truth in my former…

Chapter 44. -- 53. Then a little after, as he had said…

Chapter 45. -- 54. But that neither he nor any one of you might say that…

Chapter 46. -- 55. Now, seeing that when Petilianus attributes this to me as though it were…

Chapter 47. -- 57. Furthermore, in like manner as those who denied the resurrection of the dead…

Chapter 48. -- 58. When we ask, therefore, by what means the man is to be cleansed…

Chapter 49. -- 59. Do not therefore any longer say, "The conscience of one that gives in…

Chapter 50. -- 60. But if it is clear that Petilianus has made no answer to those…

Chapter 51. -- 63. Next, listen for a short time to the kind of way in which…

Chapter 52. -- 64. But if you wish to see that the object of Petilianus in his…

Chapter 53. -- 65. Then who is there that could fail to perceive from what a vein…

Chapter 54. -- 66. Finally, again, a little afterwards, when he resolved and was firmly purposed…

Chapter 55. -- 67. A minister, therefore, that is a dispenser of the word and sacrament of…

Chapter 56. -- 68. And if this is rightly said of the gospel…

Chapter 57. -- 69. Furthermore, if, while I have continued without intermission to prove how entirely the…

Chapter 58. -- 70. For when he quoted a passage from the gospel as making against us…

Chapter 59. But according to all these four hypotheses, the truth is on the side of the communion of the Catholic Church…

St. AUGUSTIN:

A Treatise

Chapter 1. -- 1. I must express my satisfaction, and congratulations…

Chapter 2. -- 6. I would add, moreover, that they themselves…

Chapter 3. -- 12. But those who are unacquainted with their habits think that they only kill…

Chapter 4. -- 15. And indeed, before those laws were put in force by the emperors of…

Chapter 5. -- 19. But as to the argument of those men who are unwilling that their…

Chapter 6. -- 21. It is indeed better as no one ever could deny that men should…

Chapter 7. -- 25. However, before those laws were sent into Africa by which men are compelled…

Chapter 8. -- 32. But they, as we have sometimes said before in other places…

Chapter 9. -- 35. As to the charge that they bring against us…

Chapter 10. -- 43. But this, they say, is the very thing which disquiets us…

Chapter 11. -- 48. But as to what they say, arguing as follows…

INDEX OF SUBJECTS.

INDEX OF SUBJECTS.




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