Calvinism


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Cal·vin·ism

 (kăl′vĭ-nĭz′əm)
n.
The religious doctrines of John Calvin, emphasizing the omnipotence of God and the salvation of the elect by God's grace alone.

Cal′vin·ist adj. & n.
Cal′vin·is′tic adj.
Cal′vin·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

Calvinism

(ˈkælvɪˌnɪzəm)
n
(Theology) the theological system of John Calvin and his followers, characterized by emphasis on the doctrines of predestination, the irresistibility of grace, and justification by faith
ˈCalvinist n, adj
ˌCalvinˈistic, ˌCalvinˈistical adj

Cal•vin•ism

(ˈkæl vəˌnɪz əm)

n.
1. the doctrines and teachings of John Calvin or his followers, emphasizing predestination, supreme authority of the Scriptures, and irresistibility of grace.
2. adherence to these doctrines.
[1560–70]
Cal′vin•ist, n., adj.
Cal`vin•is′tic, adj.
Cal•vin•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.

Calvinism

1. the doctrines of John Calvin or his followers, especially emphasis upon predestination and limited atonement, the sovereignty of God, the authority of the Scriptures and the irresistibility of grace.
2. adherence to these doctrines. Also called Genevanism. Cf. Arminianism. — Calvinist, n., adj. — Calvinistic, Calvinistical, adj.
See also: Protestantism
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Noun1.Calvinism - the theological system of John Calvin and his followers emphasizing omnipotence of God and salvation by grace alone
Protestantism - the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation
Translations
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Calvinism

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Sanford, Blueprint for Theocracy, traces the vocal religious right to its roots, arguing its strong historical ties to Calvinism and a level of ideological devotion which liberals would be imprudent to underestimate.
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Heretical Fictions is the first full-length study to assess the importance of Twain's heretical Calvinism as the foundation of his major works, bringing to light important thematic ties that connect the author's early work to his high period and from there to his late work.
Thus it is problematic to refer to Anglo-Catholics like Lancelot Andrewes and Jeremy Taylor as Arminians; and while Martin does define Calvinism in terms of the total depravity of humankind and the special election of the few, it is difficult to see how the term relates to both John Donne and George Herbert (2, 68, 71), especially in the light of Stanley Stewart's brilliant attacks on the supposed Calvinism of both poets.