meaning of Arminian

Arminian meaning in General Dictionary

a person who keeps the principles of Arminius a Dutch divine b 1560 d 1609

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  • Of or regarding Arminius of his followers or to their particular doctrines See note under Arminian n
  • of or relating to Arminianism
  • adherent of Arminianism
  • Of or regarding Arminius of their followers, or even to their doctrines. See note under Arminian, n.
  • person who keeps the principles of Arminius, a Dutch divine (b. 1560, d. 1609).

Arminian meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1610s, from Arminius, Latinized kind of the name of James Harmensen (1560-1609), Dutch Protestant theologian just who opposed Calvin, especially regarding the concern of predestination. His tips had been denounced within Synod of Dort, but nevertheless spread into the Reformed churches.


Arminian meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) Person who holds the principles of Arminius, a Dutch divine (b. 1560, d. 1609).


Sentence Examples with the word Arminian

Arminius is best known as the founder of the anti-Calvinistic school in Reformed theology, which created the Remonstrant Church in Holland (see Remonstrants), and contributed to form the Arminian tendency or party in England.

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