Calvinism

noun
Cal·​vin·​ism | \ ˈkal-və-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Calvinism (audio) \

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 \ ˈkal-​və-​nist How to pronounce Calvinism (audio) \ noun or adjective
Calvinistic \ ˌkal-​və-​ˈni-​stik How to pronounce Calvinism (audio) \ adjective
Calvinistically \ ˌkal-​və-​ˈni-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce Calvinism (audio) \ 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Calvinism. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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