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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The system or doctrines of the predestinarians.

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  • noun The system or doctrine of the predestinarians.

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  • noun The belief (or doctrine) that one is powerless to change one's destiny

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  • noun the belief or doctrine of predestinarians


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From predestinarian +‎ -ism


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  • Moreover, Valla's insistence on the will as the locus of moral behavior seems compromised by the predestinarianism advocated by the interlocutor “Lorenzo” in his dialogue De libero arbitrio (On Free Will).

    Lorenzo Valla Nauta, Lodi 2009

  • Apocalypticism and predestinarianism and other puppet-theories never seem to go away and at certain times exert an inordinate appeal upon many.

    Nothing wrong with the world ... Frank Wilson 2006

  • I think that Moby-Dick - at least in the person of Ahab - is a great commentary on Calvinist predestinarianism.

    The flavor of words and phrases ... Frank Wilson 2006

  • I think it is interesting that Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett both had religious upbringings rooted in Calvinism (Dawkins some low church evangelicalism and Dennett Congregationalism) and that both have merely switched from a personalist predestinarianism to an impersonalist one.

    Science, religion and lucre ... Frank Wilson 2006

  • Logical determinism is independent of any causal theory at all; and predestinarianism is not only consist - ent with, but is usually held together with, the doctrine of special providence, according to which the foreor - dained future contains undetermined interventions by


  • Neither logical determinism nor predestinarianism does so.


  • There emerged the Arminian movement, which sought to soften the severities of predestinarianism amongst the Calvinists, and this was supported by a burgher aristocracy whose culture acquired a leading position in Europe in the first half of the seventeenth century.


  • Much as she had suffered in her early religious life from predestinarianism, she never was a bigot, and so she, like Paul, "gathered assuredly" that the call was of the Lord, and "without gainsaying" went and helped them publicly and from house to house as best she could.

    Elizabeth: the Disinherited Daughter By E. Ben Ez-er Elizabeth Arnold Hitchcock

  • Then, with a kind of a Turkish predestinarianism, they would say, if it pleased God to strike them, it was all one whether they went abroad or stayed at home; they could not escape it, and therefore they went boldly about, even into infected houses and infected company; visited sick people; and, in short, lay in the beds with their wives or relations when they were infected.

    A Journal Of The Plague Year Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731 1935

  • Religion (hard predestinarianism), politics (democratic), and farming took up all his thoughts and time.

    My Boyhood Burroughs, John, 1837-1921 1922


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