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Pe·la·gi·an·ism

 (pə-lā′jē-ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
The theological doctrine propounded by Pelagius, a British monk, and condemned as heresy by the Roman Catholic Church in ad 416. It denied original sin and affirmed the ability of humans to be righteous by the exercise of free will.

Pe·la′gi·an adj. & n.

pelagian

(pɛˈleɪdʒɪən)
adj
of or inhabiting the open sea
[C18: from Latin pelagius, from Greek pelagios of the sea, from pelagos sea]

Pelagian

(pɛˈleɪdʒɪən)
adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to Pelagius or his doctrines
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) an adherent of the doctrines of Pelagius
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You face the insinuations of the Pelagians and the demi- Peligians.
The norm gives to the Pelagian the security of feeling superior, of having a precise orientation.
Offshore NC-41, north-west of Tripoli called Bahr es-Salam which contains oil, has a Pelagian Fm with characteristics partly similar to those of el-Bouri.
Sproul, "The Pelagian Captivity of the Church," Modern Reformation 10.
Three of the blocks are offshore Cosmos, Hammamet and Yasmin in the Pelagian Basin.
Heady claims that his use of realism betrays the Pelagian leanings of Dickens' later theology--conversion by human effort and spiritual education (21-23).
GRATIA IN AUGUSTINE'S SERMONES AD POPULUM DURING THE PELAGIAN CONTROVERSY: DO DIFFERENT CONTEXTS FURNISH DIFFERENT INSIGHTS?
Might some Christians give a hearing to the anonymous Pelagian author of the treatise De divitiis (On Wealth), written sometime between 408 and 414?
Hunter's argument that the play represents a fundamentally Pelagian universe serves to highlight the paradox confronting the Moor throughout the dramatic action.
Gratia in Augustine's Sermones ad populum during the Pelagian controversy; do different contexts furnish different insights?
The Permit is located onshore Tunisia in the Pelagian Shelf (Sahel Plains) of the Pelagian Basin near the port City of Sfax and contains oil & gas infrastructure.
The author also does a good job of showing at least two motivations for Maistre's pro-Jesuit sentiments: on the one hand, he saw the Jesuits as articulate international spokesmen for an Ultramontanist maximization of papal roles; on the other hand, he viewed the Jesuits as Pelagian in their theological anthropology, an anthropology with which he agreed.