antinomianism

(redirected from Anti-nomian)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Anti-nomian: Antinomian controversy

an·ti·no·mi·an·ism

 (ăn′tĭ-nō′mē-ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
1. Christianity The doctrine or belief that the Gospel frees Christians from required obedience to any law, whether scriptural, civil, or moral, and that salvation is attained solely through faith and the gift of divine grace.
2. The belief that moral laws are relative in meaning and application as opposed to fixed or universal.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

antinomianism

the belief that Christians are freed from the moral law by the virtue of God’s grace. — antinomian, n., adj.
See also: Theology
the theological doctrine maintaining that Christians are freed from both moral and civil law by God’s gift of grace. — antinomian, antinomist, n.
See also: Law
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antinomianism - the theological doctrine that by faith and God's grace a Christian is freed from all laws (including the moral standards of the culture)
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
This discussion paves the way for her to deal with the summation of Bavli's deep discussion of Mosaic versus prophetic views of what God requires of us at the end of Bavli Makkot (24a)--and wonder of wonders!--on the surface the passage seems to undermine everything she has found in bSanhedtin about revelation as a serious doctrine of law, The simplest reading of the final act of Bavli's judicial opus seems to espouse the anti-nomian, faith-centric, world of Pauline thought.
He denigrated Rousseau's work as too anti-nomian and individualistic in ethics and social values, a kind of egalitarian anti-intellectualism.
Kraynak concedes that in the modern world this approach would have to take the form of "Christian constitutionalism," a form of "liberty under God" that is not tied to the anti-nomian, right-based premises of philosophic liberalism.