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Orosius, Paulus
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(of Braga; attested 414–418), a presbyter from Iberian Bracara who went to Africa in 414. He was close to Augustine, and took documents to Jerome in Jerusalem, where he became an early opponent of Pelagianism (Pelagius). On his return to Africa he became more prominent in his opposition to Pelagianism. In addition to anti-heretical writings (Liber Apologeticus, Commonitorium de errore Priscillianistarum et Origenistarum), Orosius wrote his most important work, the Historiarum adversum paganos in seven books, which he completed in 416–417/418, with en…

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Leppin, Hartmut, “Orosius, Paulus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024282>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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