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(Biography) ?360–?420 ad, British monk, who originated the body of doctrines known as Pelagianism and was condemned for heresy (417)
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(pəˈleɪ dʒi əs)

a.d. 360?–420?, British monk and theologian who lived in Rome: teachings opposed by St. Augustine.
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Noun1.Pelagius - a British or Irish monk who denied the doctrines of original sin and predestination and defended human goodness and free will; his views were declared heretical by the Council of Ephesus in 431 (circa 360-418)
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Chapter 1 introduces several examples of historical religious reasoning, including Samuel Clarke's version of the cosmological argument for the existence of God, and the quarrel between Pelagius and Augustine over the roles played by freedom and grace in human life.
711), then that of the Gotorum Obetensium regum, or 'Gothic kings of Oviedo', that is, the Asturian rulers from the rise of Pelagius around 732 to the ongoing reign of Alfonso III.
Pelagius on sin and salvation, see McGrath, supra note 255, at 330-34.
The second thing to avoid is Pelagianism named for Pelagius, the fifth-century theologian associated with this idea.
The Pelagian heresy, advanced by the early Christian ascetic Pelagius, took the second view.
When the fifth of the crusades began in July of 1219, Francis approached Cardinal Pelagius, begging him to stop the fighting.
Indeed, it was not until the 580s, three hundred years after Pope Sixtus II's martyrdom, that Pope Pelagius II commissioned the construction of a basilica over the grave of Pope Sixtus II.
In reaction to Augustinian theology, British Monk Pelagius argued that humans are born with righteousness and free will, and it is possible for humans to live a perfect, sinless life.
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Cox also provides a "Market = God" interpretation of the seminal dogmatic controversy between Augustine and Pelagius over human free will.
Augustine, challenging Pelagius and his followers, all of whom "might easily be applauded at a meeting of progressives." (13)
Whittaker also demonstrated that tenancy had become embedded within a longer history in the Roman Empire, found even during the Republic, and that legislation had discussed tenancy since the second century BCE, so one did not evolve out of the other (92) He also demonstrated through reference to Pope Pelagius in the sixth century that slaves continued to work on estates even in the medieval period Historians now argue that slavery "did not slowly morph into what could be called medieval serfdom, nor did the crisis of the assumed 'decline' of the slave mode of production lead to the rise of feudalism" (De Wet, Preaching Bondage 8), but the debate surrounding the nature of the rise of the coloni continues to be an area of debate.