Calvinism

noun
Cal·​vin·​ism | \ˈkal-və-ˌni-zəm \

Definition of Calvinism 

: the theological system of Calvin and his followers marked by strong emphasis on the sovereignty of God, the depravity of humankind, and the doctrine of predestination

Other Words from Calvinism

Calvinist \ -​və-​nist \ noun or adjective
Calvinistic \ ˌkal-​və-​ˈnis-​tik \ adjective
Calvinistically \ -​ti-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

First Known Use of Calvinism

circa 1570, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Calvinism

John Calvin

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Calvinism

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English Language Learners Definition of Calvinism

: a Christian set of beliefs that is based on the teachings of John Calvin and that stresses God's power and the moral weakness of human beings

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