Arminian Ar*min"i*an, n. (Eccl. Hist.) One who holds the tenets of Arminius, a Dutch divine (b. 1560, d. 1609). [1913 Webster]

Note: The Arminian doctrines are: 1. Conditional election and reprobation, in opposition to absolute predestination. 2. Universal redemption, or that the atonement was made by Christ for all mankind, though none but believers can be partakers of the benefit. 3. That man, in order to exercise true faith, must be regenerated and renewed by the operation of the Holy Spirit, which is the gift of God. 4. That man may resist divine grace. 5. That man may relapse from a state of grace. [1913 Webster]

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  • Arminian — Ar*min i*an (?; 277), a. Of or pertaining to Arminius of his followers, or to their doctrines. See note under {Arminian}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arminian — ARMINIÁN, Ă adj., s. m. f. (adept) al arminianismului. (< fr. arminien) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Arminian — 1610s, from Arminius, Latinized form of the name of James Harmensen (1560 1609), Dutch Protestant theologian who opposed Calvin, especially on the question of predestination. His ideas were denounced at the Synod of Dort, but nonetheless spread… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Arminian — adjective Date: 1618 of or relating to Arminius or his doctrines opposing the absolute predestination of strict Calvinism and maintaining the possibility of salvation for all • Arminian noun • Arminianism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Arminian — [α: mɪnɪən] adjective relating to the doctrines of Jacobus Arminius (1560–1609), a Dutch Protestant theologian who rejected the Calvinist doctrine of predestination. noun an adherent of Arminian doctrines. Derivatives Arminianism noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • Arminian — Es ist ein umgekehrter Arminian. – Sprenger III. Wird in Holland von einem Barsch in bestimmter Zubereitungsform gebraucht, der aufgespalten und gestopft zu den Leckereien gezählt wird. Vielleicht mag zur Zeit des remonstrantischen Streits ein… …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • Arminian — Ar·min·i·an (är mĭnʹē ən) adj. Of or relating to the theology of Jacobus Arminius and his followers, who rejected the Calvinist doctrines of predestination and election and who believed that human free will is compatible with God s sovereignty.   …   Universalium

  • Arminian — 1. noun A person who follows the religious philosophy founded by the Dutch theologian . 2. adjective Of or relating to the religious philosophy founded by the Dutch theologian Jacobus Arminius …   Wiktionary

  • arminian — ar·min·ian …   English syllables

  • Arminian — adj. & n. adj. relating to the doctrine of Arminius, a Dutch Protestant theologian (d. 1609), who opposed the views of Calvin, esp. on predestination. n. an adherent of this doctrine. Derivatives: Arminianism n …   Useful english dictionary