Supralapsarian
Supralapsarian Su`pra*lap*sa"ri*an, n. [Supra- + lapse: cf. F. supralapsaire.] (Eccl. Hist.) 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}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Supralapsarian — Su pra*lap*sa ri*an, a. Of or pertaining to the Supralapsarians, or their doctrine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • supralapsarian — [so͞o΄prə lap ser′ē ən] n. 〚/span> SUPRA + L lapsus, a fall (see LAPSE) + ARIAN〛 any of a group of Calvinists who held that God s plan of salvation for some people preceded the fall of humanity from grace, which h …   Universalium

  • supralapsarian — 1630s, see SUPRA (Cf. supra ) + INFRALAPSARIAN (Cf. infralapsarian), of which it is the opposite …   Etymology dictionary

  • supralapsarian — [so͞o΄prə lap ser′ē ən] n. [< SUPRA + L lapsus, a fall (see LAPSE) + ARIAN] any of a group of Calvinists who held that God s plan of salvation for some people preceded the fall of humanity from grace, which had been predestined: opposed to… …   English World dictionary

  • supralapsarian — noun A follower of supralapsarianism. Brine was generally reputed a high Calvinist and a supralapsarian …   Wiktionary

  • supralapsarian — su·pra·lap·sar·i·an …   English syllables

  • supralapsarian — I. ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ at supra +ˌlapˈsa(a)rēən, ser noun ( s) Etymology: supra + Latin lapsus fall + English arian (as in Trinitarian) more at …   Useful english dictionary

  • supralapsarianism — supralapsarian, n., adj. /sooh preuh lap sair ee euh niz euhm/, n. Theol. the doctrine that the decree of election preceded human creation and the Fall (opposed to infralapsarianism). [1765 75; SUPRA + lapsarian, as in INFRALAPSARIAN + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • Predestination — Predestination, in theology is the doctrine that all events have been willed by God. John Calvin interpreted biblical predestination to mean that God willed eternal damnation for some people and salvation for others.[1] Explanations of… …   Wikipedia

  • Lapsarianism — is the set of Calvinist doctrines describing the theoretical order of God s decree (in his mind, before Creation), in particular concerning the order of his decree for the fall of man and reprobation. The name of the doctrine comes from the Latin …   Wikipedia

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