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Prosper of Aquitaine (Saint)
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(born in southern France; died after 455), cultured lay theologian and supporter of Augustine. Prosper’s oeuvre includes epigrams, poems, Augustinian florilegia, and a commentary on the Psalms based on Augustine of Hippo. In 428 he wrote to Augustine, challenging him to defend his doctrine of grace. He had been impressed by the criticism of certain monks in Marseille, who maintained that Augustine’s concept of predestination broke with tradition and ignored the value of moral and ascetic efforts. In 431 Bishop Celestine I of Rome wrote to the …

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Löhr, Winrich, “Prosper of Aquitaine (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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