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[[File:Pelagius.jpg|thumb|A 17th-century [[Calvinist]] print depicting Pelagius: The caption says:<br />"Accurst Pelagius, with what false pretence<br />Durst thou excuse Man's foul Concupiscence,<br />Or cry down Sin Originall, or that<br /> The Love of GOD did Man predestinate."]]
He was well educated, fluent in both [[Ancient Greek|Greek]] and [[Latin]], and learned in [[theology]]. He spent time as an ascetic, focusing on practical asceticism. He was well known in Rome, both for the harsh asceticism of his public life and the power and persuasiveness of his speech. His reputation earned him praise early in his career even from such pillars of the Church as Augustine, who referred to him as a "saintly man". However, he was later accused of lying about his own teachings to avoid public condemnation. Most of his later life was spent defending his doctrine against Christian theologians who held that Pelagius was spreading novelties in the Faith unknown to the apostolic tradition.
== See also ==
* [[Julian of Eclanum]]