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The Recent Stalwarts
Saint Augustine 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 à Kempis (1380-1471)
A classic devotional work, still in print and widely available in book shops.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Medieval Sourcebook
A gold mine of Medieval documents, many of which pertain to theology.