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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.

Calvinism

(ˈkælvɪˌnɪzəm)
n
(Theology) the theological system of John Calvin and his followers, characterized by emphasis on the doctrines of predestination, the irresistibility of grace, and justification by faith
ˈCalvinist n, adj
ˌCalvinˈistic, ˌCalvinˈistical adj

Cal•vin•ism

(ˈkæl vəˌnɪz əm)

n.
1. the doctrines and teachings of John Calvin or his followers, emphasizing predestination, supreme authority of the Scriptures, and irresistibility of grace.
2. adherence to these doctrines.
[1560–70]
Cal′vin•ist, n., adj.
Cal`vin•is′tic, adj.
Cal•vin•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.

Calvinism

1. the doctrines of John Calvin or his followers, especially emphasis upon predestination and limited atonement, the sovereignty of God, the authority of the Scriptures and the irresistibility of grace.
2. adherence to these doctrines. Also called Genevanism. Cf. Arminianism. — Calvinist, n., adj. — Calvinistic, Calvinistical, adj.
See also: Protestantism
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Noun1.Calvinism - the theological system of John Calvin and his followers emphasizing omnipotence of God and salvation by grace alone
Protestantism - the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation
Translations
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kalvinizam
kalwinizm

Calvinism

[ˈkælvɪnɪzəm] Ncalvinismo m

Calvinism

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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.
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.
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.
His argument in a nutshell is that Catholics and Calvinists were already locked together in conflict.
Calvinists are predestined, not made, but I certainly have enough Calvinist ancestry to have inherited a predisposition toward it.
Looking first at Calvinism's transformative spirituality then at Calvinism and the rise of modern culture, they consider such topics as why Calvin's theology fostered a spirituality of participation over imitation, Calvinists versus libertines: a new look at religious exile and the origins of Dutch tolerance, some historical patterns and problems in European Calvinists and the study of nature, predestination and political liberty, and Calvinism and the making of the modern European economic mind.
Mohr argues that the more these Calvinists became dependent on capitalist modes of production, the more enchanted their lives, and subsequently their church became.
Calvinists are commonly thought to have opposed monarchy in the struggles of the seventeenth century in England; yet some alums and staff, active when Palfrey was at Sidney Sussex in 1623, were conforming Royalists in the 1640s, i.
Thus, there may be few even among Dutch Calvinists who can fully grasp the significance of the selective rapprochement that Echeverria attempts between the Reformed and the Roman Catholic intellectual traditions.
Wang seems to be suggesting that Calvinist ethics and Li are identical, ah idea that would be problematic to many Calvinists and Confucianists.