A consequence of great importance issued from the decision of the Pelagian controversy.
At the start a mixture of Cleopatra and Aspasia; and at the finish a feminine Pelagian.
The Pelagian takes human nature in its present condition as his type.
To deny that is the root of what is called the Pelagian heresy.
Augustine directed his attention more particularly to the refutation of Pelagian heresies and human Depravity.
The Pelagian controversy divided and distracted the churches, and destroyed the spirit of Christian meekness and love.
A clear light is thrown upon the matter by the history of the Pelagian, Nestorian, and Eutychian heresies.
Scarcely was the Pelagian controversy disposed of when a new heresy appeared.
Why should the biographer thus indicate that the Pelagian heresy was specially rife among great and wealthy and popular people?
Augustine was still busied in the Pelagian controversy when a fearful calamity burst upon his country.
1530s (n.); 1570s (adj.), from Medieval Latin Pelagianus, from Pelagius, Latinized form of the name of 4c. British monk who denied the doctrine of original sin. Combated by Augustine, condemned by Pope Zosimus in 418 C.E. His name in Welsh was said to have been Morgan, literally "sea-dweller" (cf. Greek pelagos "sea;" see pelagic). Related: Pelagianism.