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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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Anti-Calvinists: The Rise of English Arminianism, c.
In contrast, individuals scoring low on both theological dimensions scored higher on Arminianism, gender egalitarianism, social justice commitment, intercultural competence commitment, religious exploration, and they preferred an integration view of psychology and theology and a "no restrictions" perspective on women's roles.
She emphasizes the access Shakespeare and his fellow Londoners had to different religious experiences: "There was a multifaceted official Protestantism, with its ideological roots in Calvinist theology; a culture of the godly for whom intense preaching had become the focus of experimental faith; formal liturgical ritual maintained in cathedral and court; and the beginning of a new form of religious identity that was to become English Arminianism by the 1620s.
Mandeville eclectically combines elements from Dutch Arminianism, British deism, and French skepticism and, where convenient, switches from one perspective to the other.
In the ASA we encompass a spectrum of perspectives on creation and evolution, church and state, war and peace, Arminianism and Calvinism, and certainly on the highly controversial, recent issues of the ethics of the biotechnological manipulation of the world around us, including animal and human life.
He makes important points, though he may deemphasize the significance of the issue of Arminianism more than necessary in the process.
Under the latter, Brasenose would become a bastion in Oxford against the rising Arminianism under Laud.
A man who has passed from orthodoxy to the loosest Arminianism, and thence to Arianism, and thence to direct Humanism.
All Christian theologies extol the importance of a loving relationship between Creator and created, but Arminianism is the least deterministic of them (Basinger, 1996).
Sarna points out that the Awakenings' Arminianism was more comfortable for Jews than Calvinist predestination (75).
For example, in his fifth chapter, "Backslidings," he manages to carry his reader from Archibald Wariston's Scots Calvinist anxieties over discovering the will of God, and his curious marriage and devastation at his wife's death, to King Charles's first entry into Scotland since his succession to the throne, a belated visit that began on the same day as Jane Wariston's death; thence through the rather desperate attempts of Scots and English courtiers to accommodate one another civilly, with vignettes of Drummond of Hawthornden, the Earl of Arundel, and the Earl of Newcastle; and eventually, by way of revisiting Wariston's rationalization of his wife's death, to a capsule comparison of Calvinism and Arminianism.
In Cotton's later telling, Baron "had leavened many of the chief men of the Town with Arminianism.