What does arminianism mean?

arminianism meaning in General Dictionary

The religious doctrines or tenets regarding the Arminians

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  • seventeenth century theology (called following its creator Jacobus Arminius) that opposes absolutely the predestinarianism of John Calvin and holds that individual free will works with God's sovereignty
  • The spiritual doctrines or tenets of the Arminians.

arminianism meaning in Urban Dictionary

Arminianism, which takes its name from Jacobus Arminius (Jakob Harmensen), is a moderate theological revision of Calvinism that limits the significance of Predestination. Arminius (1560 - 1609) was a Dutch Reformed theologian who studied at Leiden and Geneva. He became a professor at Leiden in 1603 and spent the rest of his life defending against strict Calvinists his position that God's sovereignty and human free will are compatible. He sought without success revision of the Dutch Reformed (Belgic) Confession; nevertheless, he was very influential in Dutch Protestantism.

arminianism meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The spiritual doctrines or principles of this Arminians.

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These show that he took part in all the great controversies on predestination and Arminianism which then so agitated and harassed all Europe.

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