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The Recent Stalwarts
writes, that freewill, without God's grace
and the Holy Ghost, can do nothing but sin.
"He argued that fallen man still has a free
will (liberium arbitrium) but has lost his
moral liberty (libertas). The state of
original sin leaves us in the wretched
condition of being unable to refrain from
sinning. We still are able to choose what we
desire, but our desires remain chained by
our evil impulses. He argued that the
freedom that remains in the will always
leads to sin. Thus in the flesh we are free
only to sin, an empty freedom indeed.
Therefore we are not only partly dependent
upon grace for our conversion but totally
dependent upon grace."
The Mission of St. Augustine of Canterbury to the English (597-604)
The other St. Augustine. This Augustine was Canterbury's first towering church leader. Here's a nice page chronicling his life and ministry. Some of his works are reproduced here as well.
St. Anselm (d. 1109)
An entry from The Catholic Encyclopedia about the famous bishop from Canterbury, England.
Anselm on God's Existence
Excerpts from the work in which Anselm introduced the ontological argument for God's existence. Translated by David Burr, History Department, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
On Loving God
A famous devotional work by Bernard of Clairvaux (1090?-1153).
The Fourth Lateran Council (1215)
The full text of the canons from the Council that ratified the doctrine of Transubstantiation (canon 1), decreed the Inquisition (canon 3), and authorized the Crusades (Holy Land Decrees).
Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-74)
The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas ŗ Kempis (1380-1471)
A classic devotional work, still in print and widely available in book shops.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Medieval Sourcebook
A gold mine of Medieval documents, many of which pertain to theology.