[ moh-luh-niz-uhm, mol-uh- ]
/ ˈmoʊ ləˌnɪz əm, ˈmɒl ə- /
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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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OTHER WORDS FROM MolinismMo·li·nist, noun
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How to use Molinism in a sentence
In Scholasticism he founded a school of his own, and modified Molinism by his system of Congruism.The Jesuits, 1534-1921|Thomas J. Campbell
This question of Jansenism and Molinism occupied France for about two hundred years.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 3 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
This would be a sure stroke, and almost the only means of establishing it and destroying Molinism.Pascal|John Tulloch
Molinism was a favourite bugbear among the orthodox Romanists of Innocent the Twelfth's day.A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)|Mrs. Sutherland Orr
The first part of this proposition is scandalous, savouring of Molinism and apostacy.Records of The Spanish Inquisition|Andrew Dickson White
British Dictionary definitions for Molinism
/ (ˈmɒlɪnɪzəm) /
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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