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Young Augustine's opinion on free will

you have free will granted by God, but humans have created sin from that free will, but through study, discipline and hard work you can avoid sin and go to heaven


Old Augustine's opinion on free will

you have the free will to follow God and accept his Grace


view of the Pelagians

they don't believe in the original sin, no place for the grace of God, use free will to earn eternity, no need for divine aid, man has the ability in and of himself to obey God and earn salvation


view of the Manichaens

dualistic cosmology, good and evil are equal around us and within us


what is fatalism

no matter what you do, the same thing will happen, the future is fixed


what is determinism

our behavior and actions influence other events and outcomes, chain reaction, there is no divine plan, every event has cause