[ an-ti-noh-mee-uh-niz-uhm ]

  1. Theology. the belief that Christians, by virtue of divine grace, are freed not only from biblical law and church-prescribed behavioral norms, but also from all moral law:In his 1539 book, Luther contrasts antinomianism with the true gospel, stressing that law is good and drives us to Christ and to daily repentance.

Origin of antinomianism


Words Nearby antinomianism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use antinomianism in a sentence

  • She was great at antinomianism and Bible-classes, and was plainly going to hold a class now.

  • St. James contends against the earliest phases of antinomianism.

  • antinomianism early presented itself in Boston, and it was quickly followed by the incursions of the Baptists and Friends.

    Unitarianism in America | George Willis Cooke
  • By a few inflammable minds liberty was carried into antinomianism, and produced the wildest excesses of life and doctrine.

    The Holy Roman Empire | James Bryce
  • But Wesley was observing with concern the spread of a practical antinomianism, which on every possible ground he hated and feared.

    Fletcher of Madeley | Frederic W. Macdonald