Dominic Keech

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

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199662234
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191746314 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs


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The Conclusion reviews the book’s speculative method, and offers a summary narrative reconstruction of Augustine’s theological development as argued in the foregoing chapters. Highlighting the intersection of personal and power politics in the construction of theological debate, it underlines the importance of the Origenist controversy in the negotiation of orthodoxy on the cusp of the fifth century. Noting Augustine’s shifting appropriation of Origen’s theology throughout his theological development, it identifies his attraction to Origen’s Christology as a stable feature of his theological maturity. The book closes by raising questions of Augustine’s Christology, and his doctrine of Original Sin, from a contemporary theological context.

Keywords: narrative; West; East; Christian philosophy; Simplicianus; Jerome; Origenism; Pelagianism; Christology; Original Sin

Chapter.  3011 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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