pelagianism meaning

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  • Noun: Pelagianism
    1. The theological doctrine put forward by Pelagius which denied original sin and affirmed the ability of humans to be righteous; condemned as heresy by the Council of Ephesus in 431

    Type of: heresy, theological doctrine, unorthodoxy

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  1. This position is called Semi-Pelagianism by many Reformed Protestants.
  2. Evangelical Christians and Roman Catholics uniformly consider Pelagianism to be a heresy.
  3. Finally the bishops and monks of Gaul were long divided over Pelagianism.
  4. It also repudiated Pelagianism and again reaffirmed the Nicene Creed.
  5. One of his most notable accomplishments was accompanying Britain to combat Pelagianism.

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