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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)


(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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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.
Isolation of a highly pathogenic Vibrio pelagius strain associated with mass mortalities of turbot, Scophthalmus maximus (L.
Augustine, challenging Pelagius and his followers, all of whom "might easily be applauded at a meeting of progressives.
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.
Pelagius, gender trouble: feminism and the subversion of identity, and Mama Lola and the Ezilis: themes of mothering and loving in Haitian Vodou.
The whistlestop tour of Welsh moral and political thought begins with the quasi-mythical Ancient Briton, Pelagius, a fourth-century Christian who travelled from the British Isles to Rome, where he took on the might of the single most influential figure in the Western Church - Saint Augustine.
His dispute with Pelagius and his followers over the nature of sin (chap.
In the third place, this understanding of original sin answers the constant worry about older formulations of original sin involving imitation or cultural transmission that have been associated with Pelagius and later forms of semi-Pelagianism.
Thoroughly Augustinian in his understanding of grace (grace as God's gift of Godself, the Holy Spirit), (16) he insisted, as the great bishop did against Pelagius, that only supernatural grace, the gift of the Holy Spirit, will suffice: "Nature's ability depends upon graces, and the ability of graces depends upon the mighty help of the spirit of God.
This thesis constitutes the cornerstone of the Christian teaching about freedom of will and has been the point of intensive theological arguments, starting with Augustine versus Pelagius debates (Hwang, Matz, & Casiday, 2014).
In this early phase, Augustine was not concerned with issues of the will and its corruption through original sin, as he was in his writings directed against followers of Pelagius, or even in the Confessions; reason (ratio) was both human and divine, offering a degree of optimism to his perspective not found in later years.
Pelagius enim non negavit priora auxilia, imo et divinam revelationem esse necessariam asseruit; sed in eo erravit, quod existimavit, proposita lege et veritatis praedicatione, hominem suo naturali arbitrio ac lumine esse sibi sufficientem ad credendum et operandum quidquid est ad salutem necessarium" (F.