So many scholars have written about St. Augustine and his views on free will, but there is little consensus to be formed from their literature.
According to John Rist:
There is still no consensus of opinion on Augustine's view of each man's responsibility for his moral behaviour... There are those who attribute to Augustine the full-blown Calvinist position that each man has no say in his ultimate destiny ... Other interpreters reject this view in varying degrees. They will not hold that for Augustine man's will is enslaved, or they would dispute about the sense in which it is enslaved and the sense in which it is free.
This led me to question whether Augustine was intentionally ambiguous in his texts. Augustine has argued that free will definitely exists and that people can choose to be good or bad. But he also argues in favor of predestination, saying that people who are saved by God were already determined to be saved before they were born.
Why do you think Augustine so unclear about free will? Could he have intentionally written in an ambiguous manner for some reason?