infralapsarianism

[ in-fruh-lap-sair-ee-uh-niz-uhm ]
/ ˌɪn frə læpˈsɛər i əˌnɪz əm /

noun Theology.

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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