American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Saint Augustine of Hippo or his doctrines.
- adj. Being or belonging to any of several religious orders following or influenced by the rule of Saint Augustine.
- n. A follower of the principles and doctrines of Saint Augustine.
- n. A monk or friar belonging to any of the Augustinian orders.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. adjective Relating or pertaining to St. Augustine or his doctrines, or to the order of monks following his rule.
- n. A member of one of several religious orders deriving their name and rule from St. Augustine. The regular canons of St. Augustine, or Austin Canons, were introduced into Great Britain soon after 1100, and had houses at Pontefract, Scone, Holyrood, etc. The hermits of St. Augustine, or Austin Friars, now known as Augustinians, form one of the four mendicant orders of the Roman Catholic Church; they were gathered into one body from several congregations in the middle of the thirteenth century. A reformed branch of this order is known as the barefooted Augustinians. There have also been various congregations of nuns called by this name; and many others follow the rule of St. Augustine, as the Hospital Sisters of the Hotel-Dieu in France, Canada, etc.
- n. In theology, one who adopts the views of St. Augustine, especially his doctrines of predestination and irresistible grace. See grace.
- n. 3. One of a sect of the sixteenth century, which maintained that the gates of heaven will not be open till the general resurrection.
- adj. of, or relating to St Augustine of Hippo
- adj. of, or relating to several religious orders influenced by him
- n. a follower of St Augustine, of his doctrines
- n. a friar of monk of any Augustinian order
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo in Northern Africa (b. 354 -- d. 430), or to his doctrines.
- n. One of a class of divines, who, following St. Augustine, maintain that grace by its nature is effectual absolutely and creatively, not relatively and conditionally.
- n. a Roman Catholic friar or monk belonging to one of the Augustinian monastic orders
“Aegidius of Colonna was a disciple of St. Thomas Aquinas, and founded the school of theology known as the Augustinian, which was divided into an earlier and a later.”
“So to prove the value of the computer-type mentality I went home, powered the computer up, typed in the word "Augustinian," and in a second the good Augustinian friars furnished me with the logo of their order which was - guess what?”
“In Boccaccio's Two Venuses (Columbia University Press, 1977) I experimented with an "Augustinian" reading of Boccaccio's minor works.”
“These letters, wherein conventional ciphers are frequently used, constantly mention the affaire principale, projet, cabale, that is, first and foremost, the composition of the "Augustinus" by Jansen, Saint-Cyran employing himself to enlist patrons for the so-called Augustinian system (see”
“Martin Luther and John Calvin, was that the Church had largely abandoned the Augustinian doctrine of Grace.”
“Over the next few weeks, I will be working to support this idea by examining the Pelagian and Augustinian interpretations of Original Sin, examine their Salvation theologies, examine their metaphysics of God and evil, and finally examine the reasons why the orthodox Church accepted the ideas of St. Augustine.”
“Most Protestant Churches wholeheartedly accept the Augustinian worldview (though most reject the Doctrine of the Elect.)”
“Although the Catholic doctrine moved more in a semi-Pelagian direction in the 16th Century, many Protestant denominations, particularly those derived from Calvinism, retained many Augustinian notions of Original Sin and Grace.”
“In actuality, the Pelagian “heresy” is more consistent with early Christian thought, the words of Christ as recorded in the Gospel, and its consequences provide a more reasonable Christian worldview then does Augustinian theology.”
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