Guido Stucco earned a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Saint Louis University. He has written five books in which he outlined the Catholic doctrine of predestination from the 5th to the 17th centuries. He has also translated from the French Antoine Arnauld’s The Necessity of Faith in Jesus Christ to Obtain Salvation (1701) and from the Italian three works by the Jesuit missionary to Tibet, Ippolito Desideri (1684-1733).
Faustus was a Gallic representative of what has been referred to as 'semipelagianism'. In his De Gratia, he fiercely opposed the Augustinian view of Grace and Predestination that had been upheld by Lucidus, a presbyter who possibly misunderstood Augustine's thought. Faustus did not open new ground about these contested doctrines, but put significant roadblocks to their possible extreme trajectories.
1. De gratia
2. Faustus’ Authorship and Biographical Sketch
3. De gratia’s Contents
4. The Historical Background of the De gratia
5. The Reception of the Thought of the De gratia through the Centuries
6. Jansenius’ Thought
7. Faustus’ Views in Comparison with Augustine’s
8. Faustus’ View of Predestination
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Ancient and Medieval Authors