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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.


(Theology) denoting, relating to, or believing in the Christian Protestant doctrines of Jacobus Arminius, published in 1610, which rejected absolute predestination and insisted that the sovereignty of God is compatible with free will in man. These doctrines deeply influenced Wesleyan and Methodist theology
(Theology) a follower of such doctrines
Arˈminianˌism n
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Noun1.Arminian - adherent of Arminianism
Arminian Church - the Protestant denomination adhering to the views of Jacobus Arminius
adherent, disciple - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
Adj.1.Arminian - of or relating to Arminianism
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I've heard a deal o' doctrine i' my time, for I used to go after the Dissenting preachers along wi' Seth, when I was a lad o' seventeen, and got puzzling myself a deal about th' Arminians and the Calvinists.
A transition in 1625 from the Stadholder Prince Maurice to his younger brother Frederick Henry produced internal political strife in the Republic, as the Netherlands' competing Arminian and Counter-Remonstrant religious factions vied for influence over the new stadholder.
In the humanities, we might wonder about the humanists but we are less likely to be exercised about what Coleridge thought of Arian and Arminian heresies.
Visiting the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate and the Arminian Orthodox Archdioceseon the centennial anniversary of the Ottoman genocide of "Seyfo" against the Syriacs and the Armenians and other nations, al-Sayyed indicated that the genocide proves to the whole world that what is taking place in Syria nowadays of killing and destruction at the hands of the neo-Ottomans stresses that they have nothing to do with Islam.
There may have been genuine ill will between them: the conclusion of Kemps Nine Daies Wonder (1600) may contain a veiled attack on Armin, while the anonymous, possibly Arminian A Pil to Purge Melancholie (1599) ends with a (mock?
This evangelistic and pragmatic mind-set, born of the Arminian desire to see all people won for Christ, not only guided the Booths' adaptive efforts at home but also became an equally distinctive part of the Salvation Army's modus operandi as it moved beyond Britain in the early 1880s.
Their aberrant Arminian and baptismal theology apparently made these Baptists unworthy of mention.
The family includes Arminian theologies, holiness theologies, feminist theologies, liberation theologies, process theologies, Trinitarian theologies, and Wesleyan theologies (oord).
This Arminian change is specifically reflected in Hale's argument that natural law serves the goal of making salvation possible for virtuous pagans with no knowledge of Judeo-Christian scripture.
Gorlaeus's arrival at Leiden to study theology came just as the uproar over Conrad Vorstius and the Arminian heresy was beginning.
For this reason Christian theologians have struggled to account for human freedom (implying moral autonomy) and Gods control of specific events (as exemplified in debates between Calvinist and Arminian positions--see Jonathon Edwards, 1754, and Jacobus Arminius, 1853).
You, Egoist, or Pantheist, or Arminian, busy in making straight paths for your feet on the hills, do not see it clearly,--this terrible question which men here have gone mad and died trying to answer" (Davis 14).