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monergism

(ˈmɒnəˌdʒɪzəm)
n
(Theology) the Christian doctrine that the Holy Spirit alone is responsible for the spiritual regeneration of human beings

monergism

the doctrine advanced by some Lutheran theologians that spiritual renewal is exclusively the activity of the Holy Spirit. Cf. synergism. — monergist, n. — monergistic, adj.
See also: Heresy
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The picture of the divine and human interaction in the poem is one of synergism, in contrast to the divine monergism of Exodus 15.
Smith's thesis about the change in warrior culture including a shift from synergism in warfare between the human and divine to monergism (such as expressed in Exodus 15) is also fascinating, but it needs more study, especially in relation to the dating of Exodus 15.
One might cite Monergism to argue that moral transformation of evil is still possible because according to Monergism, one could receive spiritual regeneration no matter whether the individual is willing to cooperate with God.
Reclaiming Monergism: The case for sovereign grace in effectual calling and regeneration.
Chow writes a chapter on theological concerns, and his final chapter emphasizes Byzantine Eastern Orthodoxy, with its synergism and theosis, as a valid alternative to what he considers the divine monergism of Augustinian-Reformed theology.
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In over 300 entries, Gonzalez explains the essential people, schools of thought, concepts and theories, and applications of Christian theology, including the differences among monotheism, monergism, and monism, why parousia will not necessarily lead to paradise, and the relationship between expiation and reconciliation.
No reader can miss the incessant refrain of the "monergism of grace" as it expresses a major aspect of S.'s sacramental theology, nor will one soon forget his repeated neologism "extra Romanisticum" (i.e., essentially the Mass as propitiatory sacrifice).
Olson includes him in the part that deals with the break between East and West because he feels that the North African's monergism, even as modified by the semi-Pelagianism of Cassian and Gregory the Great, was bound to create eventually an insoluble conflict with the synergism of the Oriental Church.
Elsewhere, Holl's successors Emanuel Hirsch and Erich Vogelsang reaffirmed monergism, God's total and exclusive power.
The central concern behind monergism, highlighted in the debate between Augustine and Pelagius (itself a continual point of reference for the reformers; e.g., Luther, 1518/1957, p.
The assumption of monergism forces Zehnder to depart from his correlational model whenever the findings of social science contradict that central tenet.