Hopkinsianism


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Hopkinsianism

the doctrines of Dr. Samuel Hopkins, similar to those of Calvin except that Hopkins rejected the concept of original sin. — Hopkinsonian, n., adj.
See also: Protestantism
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(5) Sometimes referred to as "Hopkinsianism" for its founder, Samuel Hopkins, the New Divinity theology was a modified version of Calvinism known for its emphasis on "disinterested benevolence": a devotion to God that demanded willingness to be damned to hell if it would lead to the greater glory of God.
When a Baptist minister observed that "Hopkinsianism [was] strongly associated with power," it was probably one of the few occasions that Bentley agreed with anything a Baptist said.