\pɛlˈe͡ɪd͡ʒənz], \pɛlˈeɪdʒənz], \p_ɛ_l_ˈeɪ_dʒ_ə_n_z]\
Definitions of PELAGIANS
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(Eccl. Hist.) The followers of Pelagius, a British monk of the fifth century, who asserted that men inherit no depravity, and that their own powers are sufficient for their justification. The condemnation of Pelagius by Innocent I. was reversed by his successor Zosimus, who afterwards, in obedience to an imperial rescript, anathematized his doctrine. Eighteen bishops refused to condemn Pelagius unheard, and appealed to a General Council. Among these was Julianus, of Eclana, the reputed founder of Semi-Pelagianism, which asserted the necessity of divine grace for the practice of holiness.
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Sarah Tittle Bolton
- An American poet; born Newport, Ky., Dec. 18, 1815; died in Ind., Aug. 4, 1893. She is known for her patriotic and war poems, including: "Paddle Your Own Canoe"; "Left on the Battlefield"; etc. "Poems"(New York, 1865; Indianapolis, 1886).