Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Primarily, an adherent of the theological system of John Calvin. See Calvinism. The name is also given to theologians who hold the doctrine of the Divine Sovereignty as the central truth of their system, but depart more or less widely from the conclusions of Calvin, particularly as regards unconditional election and reprobation and free will. Strict Calvinists hold substantially the original views of Calvin; hyper-Calvinists add some corollaries which he denied, including a denial of all validity to the use of human means; moderate Calvinists modify his views, and hold that man possesses free will notwithstanding the fall, and that his responsibility is limited to his voluntary acts. American Congregationalists and the so-called New School Presbyterians are generally moderate Calvinists.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A follower of Calvin; a believer in Calvinism.
- n. an adherent of the theological doctrines of John Calvin
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Calvinism or its adherents
“Ah, spare us this Calvinist b***s*** lutheran confessions (formula of concord) call the calvinist "double predestination" a blasphemy. google for book of concord and read it for yourself. yet calvinists hijack luther”
“As a calvinist Christian I think it very easy from history to demonstrate that Protestant Reformed Christianity has a long and constant record of protection towards the Jews: Cromwell being a prime example.”
“I speak not as a Jew but as a calvinist Christian who has numerous Jewish friends - orthodox, reform and converted to Christianity.”
“The issue of Christ's humanity/divinity still causes problems. the calvinist denomination I was in had an ongoing problem with the heresy that said Jesus passed through Mary's body like water through a pipe.”
“I have always said that kids can smell a rat, or a one eyed, dour calvinist rat in this case and refused to play ball; or smile!”
“As an ex-calvinist, i interpreted the Bible within that matrix deliberately chosen word.”
“As a calvinist, Scottish Presbyterian Christian I must say it is very naive to belive that nobody going by the name of 'Christian' could be involved in violence.”
“As for smoke, well aside from that being plain wrong to a calvinist like Gordon it also adds to global warming and fag butts kill "Wee small beasties in the water" and pollutes the environment and should be banned.”
“Leaving aside the strong protestant reformation and specifically calvinist roots of much of the american experiment (The purely enlightenment experiment went on in France), I find it ironic that she says that ID proponents are "enemies of science" and "demoncracy" and everything else.”
“Since he refused to turn it into a calvinist protestant sect, he found himself facing execution.”
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