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infralapsarianism

[in-fruh-lap-sair-ee-uh-niz-uh m]
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noun Theology.
  1. the doctrine, held by Augustinians and by many Calvinists, that God planned the Creation, permitted the Fall, elected a chosen number, planned their redemption, and suffered the remainder to be eternally punished (opposed to supralapsarianism).
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Origin of infralapsarianism

First recorded in 1840–50; infralapsarian + -ism
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  • Having gone thus far, Van Os proceeded to deny a form of infralapsarianism, which was termed "justification from eternity."

    History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology

    John F. Hurst