Biographies of Catholic Saints

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Controversies with Heretics

Against the Manichæans:

 “De Moribus Ecclesiæ Catholicæ et de Moribus Manichæorum” (at Rome, 368);

  • “De Duabus Animabus” (before 392);
  • “Acts of the Dispute with Fortunatus the Manichæan” (392);
  • “Acts of the Conference with Felix” (404);
  • “De Libero Arbitrio” — very important on the origin of evil;
  • various writings “Contra Adimantum”;
  • against the Epistle of Mani (the foundation);
  • against Faustus (about 400);
  • against Secundinus (405), etc.

Against the Donatists:


 “Psalmus contra partem Donati” (about 395), a purely rhythmic song for popular use (the oldest example of its kind);

  • “Contra epistolam Parmeniani” (400);
  • “De Baptismo contra Donatistas” (about 400), one of the most important pieces in this controversy;
  • “Contra litteras Parmeniani,”
  • “Contra Cresconium,”
  • a good number of letters, also, relating to this debate.

Against the Pelagians, in chronological order, we have:



  • 412, “De peccatorum meritis et remissione” (On merit and forgiveness);
  • same year, “De spiritu et litterâ” (On the spirit and the letter);
  • 415, “De Perfectione justitiæ hominis” — important for understanding Pelagian impeccability;
  • 417, “De Gestis Pelagii” — a history of the Council of Diospolis, whose acts it reproduces;
  • 418, “De Gratiâ Christi et de peccato originali”;
  • 419, “De nuptiis et concupiscentiâ” and other writings (420-428);
  • “Against Julian of Eclanum” — the last of this series, interrupted by the death of the saint.

Against the Semipelagians:


 “De correptione et gratiâ” (427);

  • “De prædestinatione Sanctorum” (428);
  • “De Done Perseverantiæ” (429).

Against Arianism:


 “Contra sermonem Arianorum” (418) and

  • “Collattio cum Maximino Arianorum episcopo” (the celebrated conference of Hippo in 428).

source: Catholic Encyclopedia


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