Calvinism

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noun Cal·vin·ism \ˈkal-və-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of Calvinism

  1. :  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

Calvinist

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Calvinistic

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Calvinistically

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Origin and Etymology of calvinism

John Calvin


First Known Use: circa 1570


CALVINISM Defined for English Language Learners

Calvinism

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noun Cal·vin·ism \ˈkal-və-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of Calvinism for English Language Learners

  • : 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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