American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the theology of Jacobus Arminius and his followers, who rejected the Calvinist doctrines of predestination and election and who believed that human free will is compatible with God's sovereignty.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a Christian sect named from James Arminius (Jacobus Harmensen), a Protestant divine of Leyden, Netherlands (1560–1609). Its members were also called
Remonstrants, from a statement of their views in the form of a remonstrance presented to the States-General in 1610. They separated from the Calvinists, objecting to their doctrine of predestination. The sect as a distinct organization is chiefly confined to the Netherlands, where it numbers only about twenty congregations and a few thousand adherents.
- n. A believer in the Arminian doctrines. These doctrines are: Conditional election and reprobation, in opposition to absolute predestination as taught by Calvin.
- Pertaining to Arminius or to his doctrines.
- n. A person who follows the religious philosophy founded by the Dutch theologian Jacobus Arminius.
- adj. Of or relating to the religious philosophy founded by the Dutch theologian Jacobus Arminius
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to Arminius of his followers, or to their doctrines. See note under Arminian, n.
- n. (Eccl. Hist.) One who holds the tenets of Arminius, a Dutch divine (b. 1560, d. 1609).
- n. adherent of Arminianism
- adj. of or relating to Arminianism
“Principles which were called Arminian and partly on Account of his Conduct, which was too gay and light if not immoral.”
“Description of the late erected monastical Place called the Arminian”
“What the word "Arminian" legitimately meant, then, is what we now mean by liberalism.”
“A further problem arises when Olson wants to distance from the term 'Arminian' those liberal theologians or students of Arminius who put forth views Olson doesn't like.”
“You gotta wonder if these folks who lean towards an "Arminian" view are saved, eh?”
“Amongst others, not long after Mr. Ferrar's death, a treatise was addressed to the Parliament, entitled, “The Arminian Nunnery, or a brief description and relation of the late erected monastical place called the Arminian Nunnery at Little Gidding in Huntingdonshire: humbly addressed to the wise consideration of the present parliament.”
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“Parliament, entitled, "The Arminian Nunnery, or a brief description and relation of the late erected monastical place called the Arminian”
“TOG, read my post further down about will vs. free will, choice and metaphysics. this verse is basically commanding believers not to fall away in unbelief. but how does it support Arminianism, or free will theology (if you refuse to be called Arminian)? the ability not to fall away comes from God anyway (”
“Each of these includes a number of subordinate parties bearing distinctive names, (such as Arminian, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist,”
“And that conflicts with the theology held by many pastors, Calvinist and Arminian, Protestant and Catholic.”
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