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an·ti·no·mi·an·ism

 (ăn′tĭ-nō′mē-ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
1. Christianity The doctrine or belief that the Gospel frees Christians from required obedience to any law, whether scriptural, civil, or moral, and that salvation is attained solely through faith and the gift of divine grace.
2. The belief that moral laws are relative in meaning and application as opposed to fixed or universal.

antinomianism

the belief that Christians are freed from the moral law by the virtue of God’s grace. — antinomian, n., adj.
See also: Theology
the theological doctrine maintaining that Christians are freed from both moral and civil law by God’s gift of grace. — antinomian, antinomist, n.
See also: Law
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Noun1.antinomianism - the theological doctrine that by faith and God's grace a Christian is freed from all laws (including the moral standards of the culture)
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
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of the South) summarize and analyze 18 key religious sermons that they argue have helped shape American history, from John Winthrop's "A Modell of Christian Charity," responding to the Puritan's Antinomian Controversy, to the words of Jeremiah Wright, deployed as a political cudgel against Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.
10) John Cotton A Treatise of the Covenant of Grace (London: Peter Parker 1671) 14-19, 24, 34-36, 52, 114-120, 127, 170; The Antinomian Controversy, 1636-1638: A Documentary History, ed.
So we are right back to the antinomian controversy.
Returned to Wittenberg to teach theology 1537-40, but he differed with Luther in the first antinomian controversy.