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1. Of or relating to predestination.
2. Believing in or based on the doctrine of predestination.
One who believes in the doctrine of predestination.

pre·des′ti·nar′i·an·ism n.


a belief in predestination. — predestinarian, n., adj.
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Noun1.predestinarianism - the belief or doctrine of predestinarians
Protestantism - the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation
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In any case, Melchior Hoffman and his Mennonite successors found the Old Testament Apocrypha a buttress against the Pauline predestinarianism of classical Protestantism.
Lagrange held the same view, with all its far-reaching consequences, including a rather strong predestinarianism according to which the human population is divided, from eternity, into the "elect" and the "reprobate," and the "reprobate" exist for the sake of the "elect.
The mixing of strict predestinarianism with the needs of pastoral theology soon resulted in hybrid forms of "Calvinism.
His religion presents itself as evangelical evidenced by Biblical citations sprinkled throughout the book with an element of underlying Calvinism in the form of predestinarianism.
space" devoid of temporality or change, the critic repeats the fallacy of misplaced concreteness by which Urizen dooms himself to the prison of predestinarianism and Newtonian absolute time.