infralapsarianism

infralapsarianism

[in-fruh-lap-sair-ee-uh-niz-uhm]
noun Theology.
the doctrine, held by Augustinians and by many Calvinists, that God planned the Creation, permitted the Fall, elected a chosen number, planned their redemption, and suffered the remainder to be eternally punished (opposed to supralapsarianism ).

Origin:
1840–50; infralapsarian + -ism

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infralapsarian (ˌɪnfrəlæpˈsɛərɪən)
 
n
chiefly Christian theol, Calvinist Compare supralapsarian a person who believes that foreknowledge of the Fall preceded God's decree of who was predestined to salvation and who was not
 
[C18: from infra- + lapsarian (see supralapsarian)]
 
infralap'sarianism
 
n

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