the doctrines and teachings of John or his followers, emphasizing predestination, the sovereignty of God, the supreme authority of the Scriptures, and the irresistibility of grace.
adherence to these doctrines.
Upon this, Wesley drew a lot to determine whether he should publish his anti-calvinistic views.
The Life of the Rev. George Whitefield, Volume I (of 2) Luke Tyerman
Bancroft, who followed him, was as earnest in enforcing his anti-calvinistic dogma of the divine right of the episcopate.
History of the English People John Richard Green
the theological system of John Calvin and his followers, characterized by emphasis on the doctrines of predestination, the irresistibility of grace, and justification by faith
1560s, from John Calvin (1509-1564), Protestant reformer, + -ism. Alternative form Calvinian was in use in 1566. Generalized association with stern moral codes and predestination is attested since at least 1853. Related: Calvinist.
The religious doctrines of John Calvin. Calvin stressed that people are saved through God’s grace, not through their own merits. The most famous of Calvin’s ideas is his doctrine of predestination. In the United States, the Presbyterians make up the largest single group of Christians in the Calvinist tradition.
an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals or corporations, especially as contrasted to cooperatively or state-owned means of wealth. noun Also called free enterprise, private enterprise. an economic system based on the private ownership of […]
any substance or agent that tends to produce a cancer. noun (pathol) any substance that produces cancer n. “cancer-causing substance,” 1853, from carcinoma + -gen. carcinogen car·cin·o·gen (kär-sĭn’ə-jən, kär’sə-nə-jěn’) n. A cancer-causing substance or agent. car’cin·o·gen’ic (kär’sə-nə-jěn’ĭk) adj. carcinogen (kär-sĭn’ə-jən) A substance or agent that can cause cells to become cancerous by altering their genetic […]
Sociology. an endogamous and hereditary social group limited to persons of the same rank, occupation, economic position, etc., and having mores distinguishing it from other such groups. any rigid system of social distinctions. Hinduism. any of the social divisions into which Hindu society is traditionally divided, each caste having its own privileges and limitations, transferred […]
of or relating to a Catholic church, especially the Roman Catholic Church. Theology. (among Roman Catholics) claiming to possess exclusively the notes or characteristics of the one, only, true, and universal church having unity, visibility, indefectibility, apostolic succession, universality, and sanctity: used in this sense, with these qualifications, only by the Church of Rome, as […]