from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Synergy.
- n. Christianity The doctrine that individual salvation is achieved through a combination of human will and divine grace.
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- n. synergy
- n. The theological doctrine that one's salvation is brought about by a combination of human will and divine grace
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doctrine or theory, attributed to Melanchthon, that in the regeneration of a human soul there is a coöperation, or joint agency, on the part both of God and of man.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In theology, the doctrine that there are two efficient agents in regeneration, namely the human will and the divine Spirit, which, in the strict sense of the term, coöperate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the working together of two things (muscles or drugs for example) to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects
- n. the theological doctrine that salvation results from the interaction of human will and divine grace
I would suggest not to get caught in the debate, most Armenians, I believe, don't really accept the term synergism anyway, and it seems to be a distinction that draws upon a clear misunderstanding of assumptions between distinctions.
This is often called synergism because it is thought to be a cooperative effort between God and man.
And what about prevenient grace, how does the characterization of prevenient grace really get addressed by the concept of synergism, which is just conceptually anit-monergism.
L-carnitive also seems to have some kind of synergism with lipoic aid.
Relying on Sakraida and Anderson's-Black Rock which brought us the "synergism" test, the Court provided a modified "inventive step" test for determining obviousness:
He later modified this position, however, and brought in a kind of "synergism" in which God and man were supposed to co-operate in the process of salvation.
They taught a kind of synergism in which there was a co-operation between grace and free will.
_ "Charging Strigel with ambiguity, Flacius replied:" You speak of one kind of synergism and we of another.
Dr Bennett says that results from the use of this natural material suggests a synergism which is not completely understood.
Ehrlich employed the term "synergism," using it to define the interaction of two or more chemicals with each other.
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