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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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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 topics include the Amsterdam ivories of Francis van Bossuit: reception and transformation in the 18th century, Peter Paul Ruben's "Miracles of Francis Xavier" and the visual tradition of broken idols, Calvinistic approaches to classical sculpture in the Netherlands, Baron D'Hancarville's "Recherches" on the evolution of sculpture: submerged emblems and the collective self, plaster versus marble: Wilhelm and Caroline von Humboldt and the agency of antique sculpture, and how an idol enters a museum: immersion and aesthetic autonomous at the MusAaAaAeA?
Michael Haykin's conclusion to his book on the Calvinistic Baptists--William Kiffin, Hanserd Knollys, and Benjamin Keach--articulates this view explicitly: "In [modeling their confession after the WCF and Savoy], the Baptists were explicitly declaring their essential solidarity with other Reformed groups in England and Wales.
This year marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Williams, who played a key part in the Methodist Reformation of the 18th century which led to the creation of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists.
In a nation so contorted at times by its Calvinistic impulses, public assistance has come to be seen not as a hand-up to struggling families but as a paternalistic mechanism for "takers" and "abusers" that contributes to so-called cycles of poverty.
Theologically, a difference in valuing hierarchy seems to correspond to a Calvinistic emphasis on God as sovereign and transcendent, whereas equality seems to correspond to an Arminian emphasis on God as loving and immanent.
Howel Harris, perhaps Whitefield's closest friend, integrated Whitefield into the leadership of the Welsh revival, forming an integrated English and Welsh Calvinistic Methodist movement (that would in 1811 become Wales' largest nonconformist denomination), under Whitefield's leadership in 1743.