Pelagius


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Pelagius

?360--?420 ad, British monk, who originated the body of doctrines known as Pelagianism and was condemned for heresy (417)
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Indeed, if Pelagius is correct, God may even want it that way.
22) Indeed, in more than one way it indirectly justifies an extensive quotation from Pope Gregory in his commentary on chapter 10:1 where Bede is able to emphatically declare--perhaps against those who would read as Pelagius does (23)--that "One does not attain faith by virtues, but rather one attains virtues by faith.
Repeatedly plundered by Goths, ruined and depopulated, Italy was a pitiful sight caught in a "falling world" as Pope Pelagius described it.
This was the heresy already condemned in the name of Pelagius in 418, according to which grace only facilitates what free will can do of itself and therefore also wants.
In contrast to celebrated leaders such as Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, or Paulinus of Nola, the supporters of Pelagius viewed wealth as simply evil, good "for one thing only--to be renounced.
Echoing Pelagius, Sirius Black, adds: 'What matters is the part we choose to act on.
As I showed many years ago, a letter of Pope Pelagius II relating to a sixth-century dispute with Eastern Christian writers was in fact composed by Gregory.
Pelagius taught an extreme form of Christianity that held that, although human beings have difficulty with virtue, being virtuous is not only possible, but likely, given the rational control that humans have over their own impulses.
Arianisc and Pelagianisc, from Arius and Pelagius respectively, take both suffixes -ian and -isc.