The aftermath of the Pelagian Controversy has echoed through church history, especially after the Reformation. Although the Reformers all followed Augustinian theology on idea of original sin and predestination, the Arminian (and later Wesleyan) view returned to a modified semi-pelagian understanding, albeit with a far more robust appreciation for the effects of the Fall. This lecture summarizes those later developments, and brings the discussion of the Pelagian controversy to its conclusion.
This wide ranging course starts with the pre-Socratic philosophers of the ancient world, and traces the history of philosophical speculation across the ages up to the present. Included along the way is special attention to the greatest Christian thinkers in history, including Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin and many others.