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Episcopalians: Maybe Pelagius was right

Is there anything the Episcopal Church can’t do? The Diocese of Atlanta is to consider rehabilitating Pelagius, whose teaching denying original sin and justification by faith was formally condemned as a heresy by two authoritative fifth-century church councils. But at least some Episcopalians in Atlanta think that they know better than the early church:

The proposed resolution has brought mixed responses from the Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies chat room, with some ridiculing the notion that the Diocese of Atlanta believed itself capable of redefining church doctrine.  However, other deputies have endorsed the resolution saying it gives a breath of Celtic Christianity to the Episcopal Church and enhances the church’s theological diversity.

The vote on Pelagius takes place on 4 Nov 2011.

It’s not heresy, dear, it’s enhancing diversity. 

(Via David Gibson).

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. A veteran of three decades of magazine and newspaper journalism, he has also written three New York Times bestsellers—Live Not By Lies, The Benedict Option, and The Little Way of Ruthie Lemingas well as Crunchy Cons and How Dante Can Save Your Life. Dreher lives in Baton Rouge, La.

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