The anatomy of Arminianisme: or The opening of the controuersies lately handled in the Low-Countryes, concerning the doctrine of prouidence, of predestination, of the death of Christ, of nature and grace. By Peter Moulin, pastor of the church at Paris. Carefully translated out of the originall Latine copy

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The anatomy of Arminianisme: or The opening of the controuersies lately handled in the Low-Countryes, concerning the doctrine of prouidence, of predestination, of the death of Christ, of nature and grace. By Peter Moulin, pastor of the church at Paris. Carefully translated out of the originall Latine copy
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Du Moulin, Pierre, 1568-1658.
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1620.
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Synod of Dort (1618-1619) -- Early works to 1800.
Arminianism -- Early works to 1800.
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"The anatomy of Arminianisme: or The opening of the controuersies lately handled in the Low-Countryes, concerning the doctrine of prouidence, of predestination, of the death of Christ, of nature and grace. By Peter Moulin, pastor of the church at Paris. Carefully translated out of the originall Latine copy." In the digital collection Early English Books Online 2. https://name.umdl.umich.edu/A69245.0001.001. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 26, 2024.

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CHAP. XXIX.

That it was long agoe disputed whether Christ died for all, but in a farre diuerse sence.

SAint Austin being dead, his wrightings of Pre∣destination, of Grace, and of Free will were di∣uersly receiued by diuers men. This disease especially

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possessed Aquitania. Amongst these contentions issu∣ed out the heresie of those that were called Prede∣stinati, whereof Sigebert in his Chronicle to the yeere 415. doth make mention. These taught, that the in∣deauour of good workes did nothing profit a repro∣bate man; and againe, that wicked deedes did no∣thing hurt the man that was elected, although hee gaue himselfe ouer to lust, gluttony, and rapine. Lu∣cidus, a certaine priest of Aquitania, was infected with this error, to whom there is extant an Epistle of Fau∣stus, an Aquitan, Bishop of Rhegiū, whereunto are sub∣scribed the names of eleuen Bishops of the Arelaten counsell: In this Epistle an Anathema is laid vpon them, who say that Christ died not for all; also on them who say that God would not haue all men to be saued: Which that it was truely spoken by Fau∣stus, and according to the Catholike faith, the Arela∣ten Synode hath rightly iudged: For the Synode beleeued that this was spoken by Faustus, against Pe∣lagius, who seeing hee denied originall sinne, and thought that a man might perfectly fulfill the law by his owne free-will, it is no maruaile if hee said that Christ died not for all; for why should Christ die for them that were not sinners? Or what neede is there of Phisicke where there is no disease? Or what neede of the Gospell to him who hath fulfilled the law? But Faustus a crafty and subtle man, imposed it vpon the Arelaten Synode, with ambiguous and deceitfull words, wherewith that Epistle was cloathed, which hee offered to the Synode. For afterward he expla∣ned his meaning in the booke which hee writ, De gratia qua saluamur, where hee doth more incline to

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Pelagius, which booke Gennadius, and Sydonius Apolli∣naris doe so mention, that they seeme to thinke hono∣rably of it: But at the same time, Caesarius Bishop of Arles, and Auitus Bishop of Vienna, writ against this Booke, as Ado doth testifie in his Chronicle, to whom Fulgentius Bishop of Ruspe in Africa ioyned himselfe: Whereby we may see that the authority of Faustus is not so great, that it ought to be of any estimation here: Neither was this question euer handled in that sence that now it is; for there was neuer question made (as farre as I know) before this age, whether Christ by his death purchased saluation for all and se∣uerall men, or whether by his death he obtained re∣conciliation as well for Pharaoh as for Peter.

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