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Meaning of CALVINISM

Pronunciation:  'kalvu`nizum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the theological system of John Calvin and his followers emphasizing omnipotence of God and salvation by grace alone

CALVINISM is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: Protestantism



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Note: The distinguishing doctrines of this system, usually
      termed the five points of Calvinism, are original sin
      or total depravity, election or predestination,
      particular redemption, effectual calling, and the
      perseverance of the saints. It has been subject to many
      variations and modifications in different churches and
      at various times.