Orosius, Paul

   Fifth-century Latin historian who wrote History against the Pagans, a work that begins with the Creation and ends in 417. It was much influenced by Augustine's (q.v.) view (in his City of God) that the decline of Rome (q.v.) did not result from neglecting the traditional Roman gods. In the medieval West the work achieved considerable popularity as a world history.

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  • Orosius — redirects here. For other meanings, see Orosius (disambiguation). Paulus Orosius (b. circa 375, d. not before 418),[1] less often Paul Orosius in English, was a Christian historian, theologian and student of Augustine of Hippo from Gallaecia. He… …   Wikipedia

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  • Orosĭus — Orosĭus, seit dem 8. Jahrh. Paulus O., Kirchenschriftsteller, geb. wahrscheinlich zu Bracara (Braga) in Spanien, gest. nach 418, siedelte als Presbyter nach Afrika über, wo er sich an Augustin anschloß und mit geringer Sachkenntnis und vielfacher …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • Orose — Paul Orose Paul Orose (en latin Paulus Orosius) est un prêtre et apologiste du Ve siècle originaire de la Gallécie. Sommaire 1 La vie d Orose 2 Œuvre d Orose : les Histoires contre les païens …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pelagius and Pelagianism — • Fifth century heresy which denied original sin as well as Christian grace. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Pelagius and Pelagianism     Pelagius and Pelagianism …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • Pelagius — (ca. 354 ndash; ca. 420/440) was an ascetic monk who denied the doctrine of original sin, later developed by Augustine of Hippo, and was declared a heretic by the Council of Carthage. His interpretation of a doctrine of free will became known as… …   Wikipedia

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