Pelagianism is not a about but an and reform movement. was born in the early fourth century (ca. 350), in . He came to in the late decades of the fourth century or the early decades of the . He adopted an ascetic life and gained a great reputation.

He devoted his zeal for the reform of behavior at his time and was hence regarded as a great moralist and religious teacher. He wrote many books on the subject of reform, emphasizing the “will” and underestimating “grace.” Pelagius sailed to where he met . His movement was adopted by many followers but was by of . Pelagius returned to Carthage in 416.

Augustine wrote two to St. of , wherein he explained the danger of this . No from Cyril survived but one may assume that Augustine received a favorable answer, and so Pelagianism was condemned at the of in 431 . in his conflict with St. Cyril took possession of some Pelegians.

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