Calvinist


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Calvinist - an adherent of the theological doctrines of John Calvin
Huguenot - a French Calvinist of the 16th or 17th centuries
necessitarian - someone who does not believe the doctrine of free will
Adj.1.Calvinist - 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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Translations

Calvinist

[ˈkælvɪnɪst]
A. ADJcalvinista
B. Ncalvinista mf
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Calvinist

[ˈkælvɪnɪst]
adj [doctrine, tradition, background] → calviniste
n (= person) → calviniste mf
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Calvinist

nCalvinist(in) m(f)
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References in classic literature ?
As a gude Calvinist, my saul's clear o' the smallest figment o' belief in Warks.
La Rochelle, which had derived a new importance from the ruin of the other Calvinist cities, was, then, the focus of dissensions and ambition.
His eye was caught by a building of pale-blue tin, stencilled "Calvinist Chapel," before whose shuttered windows an Italian organ-grinder .with a petticoated monkey was playing "Dolly Grey-"
For Scotland has a double dose of the poison called heredity; the sense of blood in the aristocrat, and the sense of doom in the Calvinist.
I knew a witty physician who found the creed in the biliary duct, and used to affirm that if there was disease in the liver, the man became a Calvinist, and if that organ was sound, he became a Unitarian.
Contrary to the standard view that Preston at York House was an unyielding high Calvinist, he probably disappointed some of his high Calvinist and political Puritan patrons such as Lord Say and Sele by his reticence and caution there.
As to a calvinist minister using the initials MC after his name, I'm afraid I did not know that either.
This is a wide-ranging study of the spread of Calvinist ecclesiology and doctrine throughout northern Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
In a bid to see if religious differences skew perception, Hommel's team tested 40 Dutch atheist and Calvinist university students, who, religion aside, had similar cultural backgrounds.
In The Worlds of Melancholy: Robert Burton in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Angus Gowland submerges The Anatomy of Melancholy in an expansive range of traditions and texts, putting Burton into conversation with neo-Galenic physicians, Aristotelian philosophers, Paracelsians, Calvinist preachers, Arminian divines, Jacobean political theorists, and Neoplatonic occultists, to name just a few points of contact.
This memoir of a sister and brother's close relationship growing up in a Calvinist family in rural Indiana in the mid '80s is not for the faint of heart.
Something similar goes on in the case of the laid off and unemployed, thanks to the prevailing Calvinist form of Protestantism, according to which productivity and employment are the source of one's identity as well as one's income.