Ba·​ian·​ism | \ ˈbā(y)əˌnizəm \
variants: or less commonly Bajanism \ " , ˈbājə-​ \
plural -s

Definition of Baianism

: the doctrine of Baius according to which divine grace is neither gratuitous nor truly necessary, human nature and actions are essentially evil through original sin, human will is not really free, and the sacraments have a highly limited purpose and efficacy

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First Known Use of Baianism

1733, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Baianism

French baïanisme, from Baius (Michel de Bay) †1589 Belgian theologian + French -isme -ism

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“Baianism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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