Calvinistic


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.Calvinistic - of or relating to or characteristic of Calvinism or its adherents
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
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Calvinistic

[ˌkælvɪˈnɪstɪk] ADJcalvinista

Calvinistic

References in classic literature ?
Throughout there was a strange bitterness; an absence of consolatory gentleness; stern allusions to Calvinistic doctrines--election, predestination, reprobation--were frequent; and each reference to these points sounded like a sentence pronounced for doom.
As I was weeping and begging on the high road, a minister from Kingston took me in, instructed me in the Calvinistic faith, taught me all he knew himself and aided me in my researches after my family.
Having fairly well advanced his own affairs Angel listened in a willing silence, as they jogged on together through the shady lanes, to his father's account of his parish difficulties, and the coldness of brother clergymen whom he loved, because of his strict interpretations of the New Testament by the light of what they deemed a pernicious Calvinistic doctrine.
What have I gained, that I no longer immolate a bull to Jove or to Neptune, or a mouse to Hecate; that I do not tremble before the Eumenides, or the Catholic Purgatory, or the Calvinistic Judgment-day,--if I quake at opinion, the public opinion, as we call it; or at the threat of assault, or contumely, or bad neighbors, or poverty, or mutilation, or at the rumor of revolution, or of murder?
Once more he saw himself the young banker's clerk, with an agreeable person, as clever in figures as he was fluent in speech and fond of theological definition: an eminent though young member of a Calvinistic dissenting church at Highbury, having had striking experience in conviction of sin and sense of pardon.
But where it departs from the Calvinistic Christianity and exhibits him as the defier of Jove, it represents a state of mind which readily appears wherever the doctrine of Theism is taught in a crude, objective form, and which seems the self-defence of man against this untruth, namely a discontent with the believed fact that a God exists, and a feeling that the obligation of reverence is onerous.
Their upbringing and childhood The sisters had a childhood dominated by the strict religious beliefs of Calvinistic Methodism.
If you read the Westminster Confession, you can see what the Scottish Calvinistic Reformers thought.
It was under the jurisdiction of and maintained by the Henaduriaeth MOON, the Anglesey Welsh Calvinistic Methodists, but was multi-denominational.
Mr Harmer was also able to tell us that the imposing church in the background of the photograph - which he believes was taken in 1916 rather than 1914 - is the Engedi Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Chapel in Colwyn Bay.
The stunning Arts and Crafts casket was presented to Anglesey-born the Rev John Williams, who set up Welsh churches in Liverpool, to mark his retirement as pastor of Princes Road Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church, in Toxteth, in 1906.
Of course, Adam Smith supplied a strong moral and religious language for the system he crafted, and wittingly or not, Novak has come to share its Calvinistic premises.