from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective 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.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One of a Christian sect named from James Arminius (Jacobus Harmensen), a Protestant divine of Leyden, Netherlands (1560–1609).
- noun A believer in the Arminian doctrines.
- Pertaining to Arminius or to his doctrines.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Eccl. Hist.) One who holds the tenets of Arminius, a Dutch divine (b. 1560, d. 1609).
- adjective Of or pertaining to Arminius of his followers, or to their doctrines. See note under
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A person who follows the
religious philosophyfounded by the Dutch theologianJacobus Arminius.
- adjective Of or relating to the religious philosophy founded by the Dutch theologian Jacobus Arminius
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun adherent of Arminianism
- adjective of or relating to Arminianism
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Principles which were called Arminian and partly on Account of his Conduct, which was too gay and light if not immoral.
Description of the late erected monastical Place called the Arminian
The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 1 Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay 1829
What the word "Arminian" legitimately meant, then, is what we now mean by liberalism.
Unitarianism in America George Willis Cooke 1885
A further problem arises when Olson wants to distance from the term 'Arminian' those liberal theologians or students of Arminius who put forth views Olson doesn't like.
You gotta wonder if these folks who lean towards an "Arminian" view are saved, eh?
Pulpit Pimps 2008
Amongst others, not long after Mr. Ferrar's death, a treatise was addressed to the Parliament, entitled, “The Arminian Nunnery, or a brief description and relation of the late erected monastical place called the Arminian Nunnery at Little Gidding in Huntingdonshire: humbly addressed to the wise consideration of the present parliament.
Lives of John Donne Henry Wotton Rich'd Hooker George Herbert etc Walton, Izaak 1898
Parliament, entitled, "The Arminian Nunnery, or a brief description and relation of the late erected monastical place called the Arminian
TOG, read my post further down about will vs. free will, choice and metaphysics. this verse is basically commanding believers not to fall away in unbelief. but how does it support Arminianism, or free will theology (if you refuse to be called Arminian)? the ability not to fall away comes from God anyway (
Pulpit Pimps 2008
Each of these includes a number of subordinate parties bearing distinctive names, (such as Arminian, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist,
The Destiny of the Soul A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life William Rounseville Alger 1863
And that conflicts with the theology held by many pastors, Calvinist and Arminian, Protestant and Catholic.
Tony Jones: The Church Should Stay Out Of The Marriage Business Tony Jones 2011