It seems to me from my limited knowledge of Church history that as Christianity becomes more Platonized, it also becomes more monergistic. I'm thinking specifically of the Gnostics, Augustine, and later, the Lutheran and Reformed traditions. However, I'm having a very difficult time making any sort of necessary link between the two. Does anyone know of some reason why it might be the case that these to concepts are linked, or is it simply coincidence? Thanks in advance.