What does antinomianism mean?

antinomianism meaning in General Dictionary

The principles or training of Antinomians

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  • the theological doctrine that by trust and Jesus's grace a Christian is freed from all laws (such as the moral criteria of tradition)
  • The principles or practice of Antinomians.

antinomianism meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1640s, from antinomian + -ism.


antinomianism meaning in Philosophy Dictionary

(Gr. anti, against; nomos, law) A term introduced by Martin Luther. Johann Agricola, contemporary of Luther, presented that gospel as opposed to the law is determinative in people's repentance. The expression is employed, much more generally, to designate freedom from law or compulsion or exterior regulation to human being lifestyle. -- V.F.


antinomianism meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The principles or practice of Antinomians.


Sentence Examples with the word antinomianism

In 1793 he published a treatise, The Calvinistic and Socinian systems examined and compared as to their moral tendency, in which he rebutted the accusation of antinomianism levelled by the Socinians against those who over-emphasized the doctrines of free grace.

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