American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Theology The doctrine or belief that the Gospel frees Christians from required obedience to any law, whether scriptural, civil, or moral, and that salvation is attained solely through faith and the gift of divine grace.
- n. The belief that moral laws are relative in meaning and application as opposed to fixed or universal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The tenets of the antinomians.
- n. Christianity a religious movement which believes that only the spiritual 'law of Faith' (Romans 3:27) is essential for salvation; and which is 'against' all other practical 'laws' being taught as being essential for salvation; and refering to them as legalism.
- n. Judaism opposition to the Torah.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The tenets or practice of Antinomians.
- n. the theological doctrine that by faith and God's grace a Christian is freed from all laws (including the moral standards of the culture)
- From antinomian + -ism, coined by Martin Luther, notably used in his Against the Antinomians (1539). (Wiktionary)
“Perhaps you are right that antinomianism is not the best word, but then what would you suggest is a better one?”
“Since its antinomianism is so restricted and its lust for blood is minimal, however, it is not an especially dangerous (or effective) one.”
“As for antinomianism, that isn't my intention, more that I want to reduce the law any law away from being an absolute.”
“Dositheus is said to have opposed antinomianism, that is, the rejection of Old”
“That Bruno himself, in "the enthusiasm of the idea," drew from his axiom of the "indifference of contraries" the practical consequence which is in very deed latent there, that he was ready to sacrifice to the antinomianism, which is certainly a part of its rigid logic, the austerities, the purity of his own youth, for instance, there is no proof.”
“That Bruno himself, in "the enthusiasm of the idea," drew from his axiom of the "indifference of contraries" the practical consequence which is in very deed latent there, that he was ready to sacrifice to the antinomianism, which is certainly a part of its rigid logic, the purities of his youth for instance, there is no proof.”
“This doctrine is known as antinomianism, the doctrine that the Elect are free of all constraint by laws.”
“(Much of what happens in modern universities, of course, has more to do with the furthering of hipster nihilism and antinomianism then with the actual life of the mind, but that is a problem that affects private universities at least as much as public ones.)”
“When you say his works, you mean his life, and when you say “antinomianism” you are like Humpty:”
“While you are correct about the original theologicial meaning of antinomianism, its use in common parlance today has broadened and become more generalised.”
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