semi-pelagian

Semi-Pelagian

Sem`i-Pe*la"gi*an\, n. (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of John Cassianus, a French monk (died about 448), who modified the doctrines of Pelagius, by denying human merit, and maintaining the necessity of the Spirit's influence, while, on the other hand, he rejected the Augustinian doctrines of election, the inability of man to do good, and the certain perseverance of the saints.
Webster's Revised

Semi-Pelagian

Sem`i-Pe*la"gi*an\, a. Of or pertaining to the Semi-Pelagians, or their tenets.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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