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The Second Council of Orange met on Jul 3, 529 CE. Its purpose was to settle continuing controversies involving the role of divine grace.

The Controversy over Grace in the 5th Century CE

Gallic theologians had been involved in discussions of grace since early in the 5th century CE. They attacked Pelagius, whose denial of original sin and contention that it was possible to live without sin nece…

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Mathisen, Ralph W., “Orange”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 03 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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