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Of or relating to the theology of Jacobus Arminius and his followers, who rejected the Calvinist doctrines of predestination and election and who believed that human free will is compatible with God's sovereignty.

Ar·min′i·an n.
Ar·min′i·an·ism n.


(ɑrˈmɪn i əˌnɪz əm)

the doctrinal teachings of Jacobus Arminius or his followers, esp. that Christ died for all people and not only for the elect. Compare Calvinism (def. 1).
Ar•min′i•an, adj., n.


the doctrines and teaching of Jacobus Arminius, 17th-century Dutch theologian, who opposed the Calvinist doctrine of absolute predestination and maintained the possibility of universal salvation. Cf. Calvinism. — Arminian, n., adj.
See also: Protestantism
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Noun1.Arminianism - 17th century theology (named after its founder Jacobus Arminius) that opposes the absolute predestinarianism of John Calvin and holds that human free will is compatible with God's sovereignty
Protestantism - the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation
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Luisa Simonutti investigated the relationship of Socinianism and Arminianism, primarily in the works of the Socinian Samuel Pryzpkowski (1592-1670) and the leading Arminian Philippus van Limborch (1633-1712), and concludes that despite substantial theological differences, Socinian arguments for toleration proved to be most welcome to Dutch Remonstrants.
I would like to suggest that this Adam ideology became for Twain a shorthand metonymy for the dominant religious position of the Gilded Age with regard to the nature of man--a romantic position in its mildest form called Arminianism and in its most extreme form known as Pelagianism.
4) Charles's first parliament declined to make any realistic contribution to the impending war, refusing to improve upon its initial offer of two subsidies as a "free gift," while the Commons proved alarmingly willing to be distracted by domestic issues such as the plague, recusancy, Arminianism, and Buckingham's shortcomings.
Arminianism, Calvinism, and Open Theism have all been a part of the Baptist tradition in thinking about God's relationship with humanity and creation at large.
Nine chapters treat Goodwin's education and early career, early tenure at Coleman Street, activity during the First Civil War, challenge to Presbyterians and support of the New Model Army, conversion to and defense of Arminianism, and continued polemic and waning influence after 1652.
He had begun to worry about the rise of Arminianism in England at least as early as 22 February 1624.
Likewise, the earliest Baptist confessions were written before Arminianism itself was a full-fledged theological system.
At this point the present reviewer must declare an interest, since his writings on the subject of Arminianism turn out to be a principal target of Prior; but the latter, alas, appears completely unaware of my subsequent work on Puritanism.
Includes: Jan Rohls, "Calvinism, Arminianism and Socinianism in the Netherlands until the Synod of Dort"; Martin Mulsow, "The 'New Socinians': Intertextuality and Cultural Exchange in Late Socinianism"; Didier Kahn, "Between Alchemy and Antitrinitarianism: Nicolas Barnaud (ca.
What drove Rutherford to oppose the king was his passionate conviction that Charles, by encouraging Arminianism and popery, had failed in his obligation to defend true religion and to purge Scotland of idolatry.
Denying absolute predestination was easy enough, but articulating a middle ground between that and Arminianism proved a more difficult task.
In later years," the historian of Arminianism, Harrison, explains, "it was asserted by his enemies that [Arminius] kissed the pope's toe in the eternal city, formed an acquaintance with Cardinal Bellarmine, came under the influence of the Jesuits and secretly renounced the reformed religion.