from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Semi-Pelagians, or their tenets.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Half-Pelagian; pertaining to the Semi-Pelagians or their tenets.
- n. One who holds to the system of Semi-Pelagianism.
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Whoever said semi-pelagian synergists at best like Rob Bell aren't "spiritual."
All of this people-pleasing preaching put forth by today's semi-pelagian evangelical compromisers in the ECoD that somehow we are entitled to-and even expected to-have a "successful" purpose of self-introspective spirituality leading to a distorted view of an abundant best life now.
And most recently through his ministering minions in the semi-pelagian or centered on man
But as you'll see in more depth next time this false idea of an inner light, or a "divine spark," is a very key issue to grasp before one can come to understand the root of the flawed semi-pelagian "gospel" preached by much of mainstream evangelicalism within which Foster has now become a major player.
Spiritual Formation, which is really simply a reimagined form of semi-pelagian pietism.