Origin of Pelagian
Examples from the Web for pelagianism
Pelagianism, at the same time, multiplied rites and ceremonies.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
To ascribe the good lives of such persons to the power of nature would be Pelagianism.The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6|E. Rameur
The danger came chiefly from the opposite quarter, from Pelagianism, or the assertion of the sufficiency of nature without grace.
He distinguishes three several opinions, opposed in three different degrees to Pelagianism.History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Volume III|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
Pelagianism began to revive in Britain some years later, but St. German came over a second time, and once more put it down.Sketches of Church History|James Craigie Robertson
Word Origin for pelagian
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.