Anti-calvinistic



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.
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adherence to these doctrines.
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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

noun
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
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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.

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