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Christianity a heretical doctrine, first formulated by Pelagius, that rejected the concept of original sin and maintained that the individual takes the initial steps towards salvation by his own efforts and not by the help of divine grace
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The denial of universal ideas is rationalism and materialism in philosophy, as it is Pelagianism and Arminianism in theology.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V|John Lord
In another letter of the same year he said that "Arminianism and Pelagianism have made a strange progress within a few years."Unitarianism in America|George Willis Cooke
St. Augustine in its composition occupied all the time from 413 to 426—the period of his momentous struggle against 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
Personal responsibility may be made a doctrinal basis, and develope into Arminianism or Pelagianism.An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine|John Henry Cardinal Newman