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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Pelagius and Pelagianism
Pelagianism received its name from Pelagius and designates a heresy of the fifth century, which denied original sin as well as Christian grace.
Of far-reaching influence upon the further progress of Pelagianism was the friendship which Pelagius contracted in Rome with Caelestius, a lawyer of noble (probably Italian) descent.
It was not until the Second Synod of Orange (529) that Pelagianism breathed its last in the West, though that convention aimed its decisions primarily against Semipelagianism (q.v.).
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 Pelagianism on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
PELAGIANISM [Pelagianism], Christian heretical sect that rose in the 5th cent.
Pelagianism was condemned by East and West at the Council of Ephesus (431).
By the end of the 6th cent., Pelagianism disappeared as an organized heresy, but the questions of free will, predestination, and grace raised by Pelagianism have been the subject of theological controversy ever since (see Molina, Luis ; Arminius, Jacobus).
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 Pelagianism at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
pl:Pelagianizm Pelagianism is a 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 with no Divine aid, whatesoever.
Pelagianism views the role of Jesus Christ as "setting a good example" for the rest of us (thus, counteracting Adam's bad example).
Pelagianism was opposed by Augustine of Hippo, leading to its condemnation as a heresy at several local synods, these condemnations summarily ratified at the Council of Ephesus, although it was not considered a major act of that council.
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