a modified form of Calvinism that maintains that every person has a free will, and that makes a distinction between depravity, as the tendency to commit sins, and sin, as a voluntary choice of evil actions.
Also called New Haven theology.

after Nathaniel William Taylor (1786–1858), U.S. theologian; see -ism

Taylorite [tey-luh-rahyt] , noun
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