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and in substantial articles on gnosticism for the Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity and the Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity, (3) The pattern of "fall and restoration of souls" is common not only to Origen and the "gnostics," as McC suggests, but to all patristic Platonists, including the anti-Manichaean Augustine (who speaks of creatures' deficere and their restoration by God).
Videtur in eos proverbialiter carmen illud adduci posse quibus in omnem casum et subsidiali actione (ut nos solemus dicere) ita consultum est ut omnino deficere eis cibus nequeat.
1: "[M]agis est de ratione peccati preterire regulam actionis quam etiam deficere ab actionis fine.