Examples from the Web for calvinism
“Positive thinking starts in the 19th century as a somewhat reasonable response to Calvinism,” she explained.
When I was a boy, I always associated Calvinism and calomel together.Backlog Studies|Charles Dudley Warner
When a young man, he forsook the Calvinism in which he was reared.English Secularism|George Jacob Holyoake
Excess of Calvinism produced Arminianism, and those not in excess must therefore be Calvinists!Anima Poet|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
This newer Calvinism was full of incentives to missionary enterprise, and was zealous for the making of converts.Unitarianism in America|George Willis Cooke
If he had a leaning, it was certainly in favor of the utmost severity of Calvinism.
British Dictionary definitions for calvinism
Word Origin and History for calvinism
1560s, from John Calvin (1509-1564), Protestant reformer, + -ism. Alternative form Calvinian was in use in 1566. Generalized association with stern moral codes and predestination is attested since at least 1853. Related: Calvinist.
Culture definitions for calvinism
The religious doctrines of John Calvin. Calvin stressed that people are saved through God's grace, not through their own merits. The most famous of Calvin's ideas is his doctrine of predestination. In the United States, the Presbyterians make up the largest single group of Christians (see also Christian) in the Calvinist tradition.