total depravity


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total depravity

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(Protestantism) chiefly Calvinist the doctrine that man's nature is totally corrupt as a result of the Fall
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Noun1.total depravity - the Calvinist doctrine that everyone is born in a state of corruption as a result of original sin
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
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It is when my umbrella turns inside out that I am convinced of the total depravity of inanimate things," she said gaily.
Even on a quiet night, I had seen enough--particularly as we walked by several strip clubs on Yonge Street--to tell my husband the next day that I was convinced of the total depravity of the male species (sorry, guys).
But for Protestants 'the problem of enough' was its impossibility: the belief in total depravity and the doctrine of justification by faith meant that individuals could do nothing to repay God, and to believe otherwise was to succumb to the temptations of a religion of works.
The synod promulgated the so-called "Five Points of Calvinism," which became known to English language speakers as the acrostic, TULIP: Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the Saints.
Thus it is problematic to refer to Anglo-Catholics like Lancelot Andrewes and Jeremy Taylor as Arminians; and while Martin does define Calvinism in terms of the total depravity of humankind and the special election of the few, it is difficult to see how the term relates to both John Donne and George Herbert (2, 68, 71), especially in the light of Stanley Stewart's brilliant attacks on the supposed Calvinism of both poets.
Common decency has to prevail above all else if we are not to descend into total depravity.
It is Calvinist in its allegation of total depravity.
This new belief was a rebuttal of the Catholic concept of original sin and the Calvinist doctrine of total depravity.
Total depravity means that every human faculty is fallen.
Their doctrine of postlapsarian existence informed puritan divines that human souls were sites of total depravity.
Modern Calvinists also argued that the The Abstract of Principles, the confessional statement of Southern Baptist's first seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, affirmed key Reformed concepts such as total depravity, perseverance of the saints, and unconditional election for a limited number of persons chosen by God.
In a religious sense, total depravity represents the absence of a love for God.

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