Arminians

Arminianism

[ahr-min-ee-uh-niz-uhm]
noun Theology.
the doctrinal teachings of Jacobus Arminius or his followers, especially the doctrine that Christ died for all people and not only for the elect. Compare Calvinism ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1610–20; J. Armini(us) + -an + -ism

Arminian, adjective, noun
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arminianism

noun
17th century theology (named after its founder Jacobus Arminius) that opposes the absolute predestinarianism of John Calvin and holds that human free will is compatible with God's sovereignty 
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