- From the name of its founder, Pelagius: Pelagian + -ism (Wiktionary)
“According to Pieper, the "↑ is all you need" approach -- i.e., the sufficiency of the human will -- falls under the rubric of "pelagianism," which is "characterized by the more or less explicit thesis that man is able by his own human nature to win eternal life and the forgiveness of sins.”
“Isn't the lightbulb thing more like pelagianism, salvation apart from grace?”
“The controversy, however, very soon diverged from strictly Pelagian lines, and entered upon a new track -- viz., that of Semi-pelagianism, to which is closely allied the principles advocated by the”
“Semi-pelagianism purified the dogmas of grace and liberty, providence and predestination, original sin and the condition of our first parents in Paradise, so in like manner the contests with the”
“The Gomarists, far from recovering from their prejudices, took occasion from the book of the Satisfaction of Christ to accuse the author of Semi-pelagianism.”
“He did not think it worth while to defend himself against an anonymous author , because in his book of the Piety of the States of Holland he had spoken of Semi-pelagianism as a very grievous error.”
“Piety of the States of Holland he had spoken of Semi-pelagianism as a very grievous error.”
The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius Containing a Copious and Circumstantial History of the Several Important and Honourable Negotiations in Which He Was Employed; together with a Critical Account of His Works
“Now from the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology we get a look at the twisted pelagianism at the rotten root of Merton's practice of CSM, which was later repackaged for ignornant evangelicals by Guru Richard Foster.”
“The same will be true with respect to semi-pelagianism or even neo-semi-pelagianism.”
“The root cause of pelagianism, semi-pelagianism and liberalism in the church is the desire to rationalize God and scripture rather than accept the sovreignty of God.”
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