from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A school of thought within Protestantism based on the theological ideas of Jacobus Arminius
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The religious doctrines or tenets of the Arminians.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The peculiar doctrines or tenets of the Arminians.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 17th century theology (named after its founder Jacobus Arminius) that opposes the absolute predestinarianism of John Calvin and holds that human free will is compatible with God's sovereignty
Sorry, no etymologies found.
From the same causes, by natural sequence, came that so-called Arminianism
It was to revise and redefine the national creed, after its long lapse into so-called Arminianism and semi-popish error, and to advise also as to the new system of church government and the new forms of worship that should come in place of rejected episcopacy and the condemned liturgy.
So far as the new spirit influenced doctrines, it was called Arminianism, the technical theological name for democracy in religion at this time.
From the same causes, by natural sequence, came that so-called Arminianism [104: 1] which, instead of urging the immediate necessity and duty of conversion, was content with commending a "diligent use of means," which might be the hopeful antecedent of that divine grace.
Furthermore, it would seem that a system such as Arminianism, which suspends salvation on a personal act of rational choice, would logically demand that those dying in infancy must either be given another period of probation after death, in order that their destiny may be fixed, or that they must be annihilated.
'Arminianism', as it was then understood in England: 'most of the popular preachers, who had not looked into the ancient learning, took
Now, in light of your criticism of "Arminianism", or what ever it is, could you please explain:
Three pages of handouts were given, defining terms used in the presentation such as Arminianism and Amyraldianism.
At the Synod of Dort 1618-1619, which rejected Arminianism, infralapsarians were in the majority, but the Arminians tried to depict all the Calvinists as proponents of the “repulsive” supralapsarian doctrine.
Kate, The third sentence in your second paragraph is the view of Arminianism; Calvinism takes a different view on that.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.