Friars or nuns of the Augustine Order, established in the
eleventh century in commemoration of St. Augustine, and in imitation of
the ancient order founded by him in the fourth century.
Those who believe, on the authority of St. Augustine, in absolute
predestination and effectual grace. That is, that predestination is
quite independent of man, and that grace has no reference to preceding
piety and moral
conduct, but is vouchsafed by God's own absolute will. Whom He would
He did predestinate, and “whom He did predestinate, them He also
called” (Romans viii. 30).
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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