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SEMI-PELAGIANISM

Popular in Southern France, especially in the monasteries, it was formally condemned by the Council of Orange in the year 529. But the term Semi-Pelagian was later used by critics of the Molinist theory on grace and free will, accusing the Jesuits of so exalting human freedom as to deny effectively the supremacy of grace.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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