Pelagianism meaning

pə-lā'jē-ə-nĭz'əm
The theological doctrine propounded by Pelagius, a British monk, and condemned as heresy by the Roman Catholic Church in ad 416. It denied original sin and affirmed the ability of humans to be righteous by the exercise of free will.
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(Christianity) A Christian belief that denies the view of original sin and the necessity of grace, asserting that man is capable of achieving salvation by his own efforts.
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Origin of pelagianism

  • From the name of its founder, Pelagius: Pelagian +"Ž -ism
    From Wiktionary