from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The religious doctrines of John Calvin, emphasizing the omnipotence of God and the salvation of the elect by God's grace alone.
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- n. The Christian religious tradition based upon the doctrines and forms of Christian practice of several Protestant reformers such as John Calvin as opposed to Lutherans.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The theological tenets or doctrines of John Calvin (a French theologian and reformer of the 16th century) and his followers, or of the so-called calvinistic churches.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The theological tenets or doctrines of John Calvin, a French Protestant theologian (1509-64).
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- n. the theological system of John Calvin and his followers emphasizing omnipotence of God and salvation by grace alone
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Throughout the following period it was, according to the unanimous testimony of history, the system of faith which we call Calvinism that inspired the
Calvinism is a sick, twisted virus which has mortally inflicted the ranks of the holy rollers.
Calvinism is at the heart of the current teabagger movement, which has been peddling all the right-wing evangelical social dogma as if it were Holy Writ.
Calvinism is a totally f**ked-up ideology that has poisoned the Evangelical movement in this nation.
Calvinism is people deluding themselves they can buy their way into the afterlife.
Radical Protestantism, such as was found in Calvinism generally and particularly among the Puritans, distrusted beauty and removed it from churches and from worship services.
The claim that Calvinism is somehow more amenable to democracy than Catholicism seems entirely irrelevant to what it is trying to rebut.
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.
Although Holland was steeped in Calvinism it has developed into one of the most libertine societies on the globe, where prostitution is legal and drug use tolerated.
Tom Nettles begins with the origins of the Baptist movement in 17th century England and traces the influence of what is commonly called Calvinism through the Baptist history in America.