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Among the solutions which Christians have offered to the problem of the origin of evil in God's good world, St. Augustine’s City of God is still classic. The political development of the fifth century presented a situation which demanded some answer to this problem, and the Augustine who addressed his great apologetic treatise De civitate Dei to that development had been dealing with the problem of evil in a number of polemical treatises as well, namely, in those directed against the Pelagian heresy.
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Pelikan, Jaroslav J.
"Some Anti-Pelagian Echoes in Augustine's "City of God.","
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 23, Article 35.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol23/iss1/35