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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Free Will

I'm writing something and so I'm storing my sources and references on the blog for easy access.

Origen
On the Freedom of the Will
On the Freedom of the Will, With an Explanation and Interpretation of Those Statements of Scripture Which Appear to Nullify It.

Origen Against Celsus: Book 5, chapter 21
Fragments
Against Celsus: Book 4, chapter LXVII
Against Celsus: Book 4, chapter LXX



Justin Marty
Free-will in men and angels
Responsibility asserted
The world preserved for the sake of Christians. Man’s responsibility
How the Word has been in all men




Tatian
Concerning the Fall of Man

The Demons Sin Among Mankind

The Sin of Men Due Not to Fate, But to Free-Will


Theophilus
Of the Fall of Man





Tertullian
The Devil Who Instigated Man to Sin Himself the Creature of God

God’s Dealings with Adam at the Fall, and with Cain After His Crime, Admirably Explained and Defended

Reward and Punishment Impossible If Man Were Good or Evil Through Necessity and Not Choice


Cyprian
That the liberty of believing or of not believing is placed in free choice


Methodius
Concerning Free-Will
From the Discourse on the Resurrection
Several Other Things Turned Against the Same Mathematicians


Archelaus
The Acts of the Disputation with the Heresiarch Manes: Chapter XXXII
Chapter XXXIII


Lactantius
Of the Corruption of Angels, and the Two Kinds of Demons

2 comments:

maximus said...

Hello Jnorm, I'm looking forward to the completed project. Here is another significant saint weighing in for your references:

St. Symeon the New Theologian 942-1022 a.d.:

You say, "What is the cause that one is hardened, and another readily moved to compunction?" Listen! It springs from the will, in the latter case a good will, in the former an evil one. It springs also from the thoughts, in the former case evil thoughts, in the latter from the opposite; and similarly from actions, in the former case actions contrary to God, in the latter godly ones. Examine, if you wish, all who have ever lived and you will find that it from these three causes only that many who were good became evil, and many who were evil became good. To recount them from the beginning, why did Lucifer fall (cf. Is. 14:12)? Was it not by consenting to evil in will and thought? Why did Cain become a fratricide (Gen. 4:8)? Was it not by his evil will? He preferred himself to his creator and followed after evil thoughts and so became abandoned to envy and committed muder. Why did Saul seek to apprehend and kill David whom he formerly honored as himself and greatly loved as benefactor (cf. 1 Sam. 18:24ff.)? Was it by nature or an evil will? Obviously it was out of ill will. No one is born evil by nature, since God did not create evil works but things that were very good (Gen. 1:31) ...Thus it is not, as some think, by nature but by will that every man becomes either humble, and apt for compunction, or hard-hearted, hardened, and insensitive. (Symeon the New Theologian, The Discourses. The Classics of Western Spirituality, trans. C.J. deCatanzaro. Chap IV [On Tears of Penitence] pp. 71-72, 73)

Jnorm said...

Thanks Maximus! I appreciate it!

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