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Molinism

[ moh-luh-niz-uhm, mol-uh- ]
/ ˈmoʊ ləˌnɪz əm, ˈmɒl ə- /
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noun
the theological doctrine, formulated by Luis Molina, that the consent of the human will is necessary for divine grace to be effective.
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Origin of Molinism

First recorded in 1660–70; Molin(a) + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM Molinism

Mo·li·nist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for Molinism

Molinism
/ (ˈmɒlɪnɪzəm) /

noun
RC Church a doctrine of grace that attempts to reconcile the efficacy of divine grace with human free will in responding to it

Word Origin for Molinism

C17: named after Luis de Molina (1535–1600), Spanish Jesuit who taught such a doctrine
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