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(ˌɪn frə læpˈsɛər i əˌnɪz əm)

the doctrine that God decreed the election of a chosen number for redemption after the Fall (opposed to supralapsarianism).
[1840–50; infralapsarian (infra- + Latin laps(us) a fall (see lapse) + -arian) + -ism]
in`fra•lap•sar′i•an, n., adj.


the theological doctrine that man’s fall was foreseen and permitted by God, who then decreed election as a method for the salvation of some of mankind. Cf. supralapsarianism. — infralapsarian, n., adj.
See also: Christianity
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In 1615, he would also vie against a further colleague of his, the theologian Johannes Maccovius (1588-1644), over what became known as the causa particularis Frisica, a controversy between supra- and infralapsarianism.
For although his views were more strictly patterned than Calvin's, and more indicative of the direction of later supralapsarianism, Beze did not argue an "order of the decree" in the manner of later supra- and infralapsarianism.
s interior connections between infralapsarianism and common grace; I would argue that common grace doctrines may be pursued by those who have abandoned the speculation inherent in that question.