The Pelagius Book
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The Pelagius Book

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Pelagius must race against time to establish a new way of thinking before Rome is over run by the Barbarians as the empire begins to collapse.
Published 2005 by Viking / Penguin Books
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Debbie Robson
Paul Morgan's novel draws on the dramatic true story of Pelagius, an early proponent of free will. From the first two paragraphs I was hooked! Who wouldn't be with these words:
"The name of the bow is life: its work is death. Between the two lies memory for as long as it lasts. But with these lines, by the grace of God, perhaps I shall not altogether die. If those words are being read, then the arrow flies still.
I remember lying in a meadow as a child, gazing up at a cloud as it changed shape: in...more
Jeannie Dobney
A short novel set in the Roman Empire in the fifth century as the barbarians threaten Rome. Pelagius is a theologian who contests Augustine's harsh dogma of original sin with a more gracious Christian theology. If you enjoy historical fiction and history of ideas / theological disputes, you will probably enjoy this as I did
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Paul Morgan is a writer, reviewer, and novelist based in Melbourne.

Born in London, he has lived in Australia for over twenty years.
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