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Praedestinatus, Liber
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(5th cent.). This was the title given to an anonymous work by its first editor, J. Sirmond, in 1643. The work, in three books, was written in Rome during the pontificate of Sixtus III (432–440). The first book is a catalogue of 90 heresies, essentially based on Augustine of Hippo’s De haeresibus, with a few added groups like the Tertullianists and Nestorians (Syria), and ending with the Predestinarians. The second, falsely ascribed to Augustine, presents a radical doctrine of predestination by one of the adherents of this theology…

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Zelzer, Michaela, “Praedestinatus, Liber”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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