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The view that humans can choose good or evil without special Divine aid

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What is the difference between the various perspectives on God's sovereignty/omniscience and man's free will?

I've been studying the topic of Open Theism in comparison to other perspectives on God's sovereignty, omniscience, and man's free will. As I understand it, on a scale spanning from full on ...
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Is there a theological link between the views of Cassian and Pelagius and Arminianism?

During the fifth century, John Cassian claimed that the initial steps to salvation were in the power of each individual, unaided by grace. He reacted against Augustine’s view of the irresistible ...
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Did Pelagius or Pelagians in General Deny Orthodox Christology

In St. John Cassian's work "On the Incarnation: Against Nestorius" he claims that Pelagius believed that Jesus Christ had lived as a mere man without any stain of sin, they actually went so far as ...
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Was St. John Chrysostom Pelagian?

In this answer about Pelagianism (Did Pelagius believe in "faith alone"?) the author makes a sort of apology for Pelagianism and claims that St. John Chrysostom was Pelagian himself. The ...
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How was Pelagianism originally formally defined?

The terms "Pelagianism" and "Semipelagianism" are often used in polemical contexts, but what was specifically anathematized by the church when the Pelagian heresy was originally condemned?
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Did the Second Council of Orange deny the "certain efficacy" of grace?

B. B. Warfield says in The Plan of Salvation [PDF]: Into the place of Pelagianism there stepped at once Semipelagianism; and when the controversy with Semi-pelagianism had been fought and won, into ...
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Did Pelagius believe in "faith alone"?

The doctrine of "faith alone," or sola fide, teaches that people are justified only by their faith in Christ, not by any works they do. It was emphasized during the Protestant Reformation, where it ...
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Who first said, "We are all born Pelagians?"

In What Is Reformed Theology? R. C. Sproul attributes the following quote to Roger Nicole, a 20th century Reformed theologian: We are all born Pelagians. (source) By this, Sproul means to say that ...
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What is the difference between the Christologies of Nestorianism and Pelagianism?

Both Nestorius and Pelagius believed in a composite subject Christology that the person of Christ is a divine-humane person, the Logos and His tabernacle. Their Christology were condemned at Ephesus (...
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