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Arminianism

[ahr-min-ee-uh-niz-uh m]
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noun Theology.
  1. the doctrinal teachings of Jacobus Arminius or his followers, especially the doctrine that Christ died for all people and not only for the elect.Compare Calvinism(def 1).

Origin of Arminianism

1610–20; J. Armini(us) + -an + -ism
Related formsAr·min·i·an, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples

  • But his mode of explanation, as we have seen, turns the doctrine into Arminianism.

    Calvinistic Controversy

    Wilbur Fisk

  • The 17th century is marked by the conflicts of Calvinism and Arminianism.

    Practical Essays

    Alexander Bain

  • It hath come pass that Arminianism exists, and therefore this is a part of the Divine plan.

  • Baxterians, followers of Baxter in respect of his attempted compromise between Calvinism and Arminianism.

  • The denial of universal ideas is rationalism and materialism in philosophy, as it is Pelagianism and Arminianism in theology.