Thewritings ofAugustine relating to the Pelagian controversy, in which he defended his views on grace and justification. See “Pelagianism.” Apocalyptic A type of writing or religious outlook in general which focuses on the last things and the end of the world, often taking the form of visions with complex symbolism. The second half of the book of Daniel (Old Testament) and Revelation (New Testament) are examples of this type of writing.