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(Caelestius; Coelestius; 5th c.). Advocate at Rome whom Pelagius* persuaded to give up secular pursuits. In opposition to the low morality of their day, Celestius and Pelagius emphasized individual responsibility and free will. Celestius taught innocence of newborn infants. His teachings were condemned by Councils of Carthage (412) and Ephesus (431).

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