supralapsarian love


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A follower of supralapsarianism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Supralapsarians, or their doctrine.
  • n. One of that class of Calvinists who believed that God's decree of election determined that man should fall, in order that the opportunity might be furnished of securing the redemption of a part of the race, the decree of salvation being conceived of as formed before or beyond, and not after or following, the lapse, or fall. Cf. infralapsarian.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to supralapsarianism.
  • n. One who believes in supralapsarianism.


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  • In some den of an apartment I will no doubt find the cockroach of enlightenment, a supralapsarian dispensationalist with whom I will share a love of Yeats and Brahms, and we will debate in sonorous and unending Spanish sentences of desultory, copious punctuation.

    Changes and Vicissitudes of the Unexamined Life « Unknowing

  • I want to mention another crack at the problem, also endorsing the supralapsarian position, by the distinguished Calvinist philosopher Alvin Plantinga.

    Michael Ruse: Original Sin, Evolution and Human Origins

  • At the Synod of Dort 1618-1619, which rejected Arminianism, infralapsarians were in the majority, but the Arminians tried to depict all the Calvinists as proponents of the “repulsive” supralapsarian doctrine.

    Why I am not a Calvinist « Anglican Samizdat

  • Had he felt the need of an implicit faith amid the welter of sectarianism and the jargon of its turbulent schisms, six principle men, peculiar people, seed and snake baptists, supralapsarian dogmatists?

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • It is rare to find these days a supralapsarian walking the streets where the intelligentsia live.

    The Last Puritan

  • The supralapsarian holds a more heroic and a more logical view of the matter.

    The Last Puritan

  • Noel Annan's description of Muggeridge as a supralapsarian and his disparagement of the Synod of Dort made a nice introduction [NYR, June 10], but the proper distinctions must still be observed.

    Dangerous Topic

  • The rigorists consequently rejected this modification too, advancing an argument labeled supralapsarian.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • At the present day it is probably safe to say that not more than one Calvinist in a hundred holds the supralapsarian view.

    The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination

  • There is, of course, mystery in connection with either system; but the supralapsarian system seems to pass beyond mystery and into contradiction.

    The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination


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