Arminian

A system of theology based on the doctrine of the Dutch Reformed theologian Jacobus Arminius (1560-1609). Arminius and his followers opposed the Calvinist doctrine of absolute predestination and instead believed that man's free will and God's sovereignty are compatible. The beliefs of Arminianism were the subject of fierce controversy but were ultimately widely influential. Arminianism was especially influential on English theologians.

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Refers to a system of theology based on the doctrine of the Dutch Reformed theologian Jacobus Arminius (1560-1609). Arminius and his followers opposed the Calvinist doctrine of absolute predestination and instead believed that man's free will and God's sovereignty are compatible. The beliefs of Arminianism were the subject of fierce controversy but were ultimately widely influential. Arminianism was especially influential on English theologians.

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