Pelagianism
noun Date: 1583 the teaching of Pelagius or Pelagians

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  • pelagianism — pelagianísm s. n. (sil. gi a ) Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  PELAGIANÍSM s.n. Doctrină eretică creştină care nega urmările păcatului originar, susţinând că oamenii pot săvârşi binele şi fără graţia divină. [pron. gi… …   Dicționar Român

  • Pelagianism — Pe*la gi*an*ism, n. [Cf. F. p[ e]lagianisme.] The doctrines of Pelagius. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pelagianism — Pelagians redirects here. For the Italian movement of lay mystics known as Pelagians, see Pelagians (Quietism). Pelagianism is a theological theory named after Pelagius (AD 354 – AD 420/440), although he denied, at least at some point in his life …   Wikipedia

  • Pelagianism — Pe·la·gi·an·ism (pə lāʹjē ə nĭz əm) n. The theological doctrine propounded by Pelagius, a British monk, and condemned as heresy by the Roman Catholic Church in A.D. 416. It denied original sin and affirmed the ability of humans to be righteous by …   Universalium

  • pelagianism — noun A Christian belief that denies the view of original sin and the necessity of grace, asserting that man is capable of achieving salvation by his own efforts …   Wiktionary

  • Pelagianism — Pelagius was a Welsh cleric, active in Rome, North Africa, and the Middle East at the beginning of the 5th century. He denied the transmission of original sin, and denied that baptism is necessary to be freed from it. He held the view that man… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Pelagianism —  (Cap.) A heresy …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • PELAGIANISM —    the teachings of the British Monk PELAGIUS and his school concerning the relationship between divine GRACE and the FREE WILL. Pelagius seems to have denied the doctrine of ORIGINAL SIN arguing that it denied the FREEDOM of the WILL. AUGUSTINE… …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Pelagianism —    The teachings associated with the heretic pelagius …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Pelagianism — the belief that original sin did not taint human nature (which, being created from God, was divine), and that mortal will is still capable of choosing good or evil without Divine aid. • Semipelagianism a Christian theological understanding about… …   Mini philosophy glossary

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