Part Three: The Pelagian Crisis (411–430)
Note 68: Pelagius’ Confession
By uniting what Augustine reports in De peccato originali V, vi, 23 with Sermo 191, Garnier claims to find among Augustine’s works the confession of faith Caelestius presented to Zosimus.2 By universal acknowledgement, this sermon contains not Caelestius’ but Pelagius’ confession of faith. However, Garnier denies this contention without proof. He thinks it to be Caelestius’ confession because it gives only an approximation of Pelagius’ confession of the Trinity and several other uncontested matters. Garnier gives no assurance that this confession contains anything more than what is found in Sermo 191 and other passages cited by Augustine. He adjusts the passages badly in placing first what Augustine assures us to have been last. ← 450 | 451 →
1 See Art. 273.