noun Etymology: John Calvin Date: circa 1570 the theological system of Calvin and his followers marked by strong emphasis on the sovereignty of God, the depravity of mankind, and the doctrine of predestinationCalvinist noun or adjectiveCalvinistic adjectiveCalvinistically adverb

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  • Calvinism — Cal vin*ism, n. [Cf. F. Calvinisme.] 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. [1913 Webster] Note: The distinguishing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calvinism —    Calvinism is the theological tradition that originated with the Protestant reformer, John Calvin (1509 1564); Calvinism is characterized by an emphasis on the sovereignty of God, human sinfulness, and the doctrine of predestination …   Glossary of theological terms

  • Calvinism — 1560s, from John CALVIN (Cf. Calvin) (1509 1564), Protestant reformer. Alternative form Calvinian was in use in 1566. Generalized association with stern moral codes and predestination is attested since at least 1853. Related: Calvinist …   Etymology dictionary

  • Calvinism — ► NOUN ▪ the Protestant theological system of John Calvin (1509 64) and his successors, centring on the doctrine of predestination. DERIVATIVES Calvinist noun Calvinistic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • Calvinism — [kal′viniz΄əm] n. 1. Christian Theol. the doctrines of John Calvin and his followers, esp. the doctrine that the elect are predestined to salvation 2. a set of religious practices and beliefs based on Calvin s teachings, often associated with a… …   English World dictionary

  • Calvinism — Calvinist, n., adj. Calvinistic, adj. Calvinistically, adv. /kal veuh niz euhm/, n. 1. the doctrines and teachings of John Calvin or his followers, emphasizing predestination, the sovereignty of God, the supreme authority of the Scriptures, and… …   Universalium

  • Calvinism —    A theology developed out of the thought of John Calvin, in particular his emphasis on divine sovereignty and predestination, Calvinism has been dominant in Reformed and Presbyterian churches. As summarised in the five points of the Synod of… …   Christian Philosophy

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