First recorded in 1560–70; Calvin + -ism (Source: dictionary.com)
Definitions of Calvinism
the doctrines and teachings of John Calvin or his followers, emphasizing predestination, the sovereignty of God, the supreme authority of the Scriptures, and the irresistibility of grace.Compare Arminianism.
adherence to these doctrines.
the theological system of John Calvin and his followers, characterized by emphasis on the doctrines of predestination, the irresistibility of grace, and justification by faith
The Protestant theological system of John Calvin and his successors, which develops Luther's doctrine of justification by faith alone into an emphasis on the grace of God and centres on the doctrine of predestination.
: the theological system of Calvin and his followers marked by strong emphasis on the sovereignty of God, the depravity of humankind, and the doctrine of predestination
Example sentences for Calvinism
“Positive thinking starts in the 19th century as a somewhat reasonable response to Calvinism,” she explained.
When I was a boy, I always associated Calvinism and calomel together.
When a young man, he forsook the Calvinism in which he was reared.
Excess of Calvinism produced Arminianism, and those not in excess must therefore be Calvinists!
This newer Calvinism was full of incentives to missionary enterprise, and was zealous for the making of converts.
If he had a leaning, it was certainly in favor of the utmost severity of Calvinism.