Cal|vin|ism


Cal|vin|ism
Cal|vin|ism «KAL vuh nihz uhm», noun.
1. the religious teachings of John Calvin (1509-1564) and his followers. Calvin taught that only certain persons, the elect, were chosen by God to be saved, and these could be saved only by God's grace. Calvinism forms the basis for the doctrines and practices of the Huguenots, Puritans, Presbyterians, and the Reformed churches.
2. belief in or observance of these teachings: »

Even Woodrow Wilson, whose stern Calvinism might have found larger rapport with Macaulay,…reproved Macaulay for his lucidity of expression (Jack Valenti).

Cal´vin|ist, noun, adjective.

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  • Cal´vin|ist — Cal|vin|ism «KAL vuh nihz uhm», noun. 1. the religious teachings of John Calvin (1509 1564) and his followers. Calvin taught that only certain persons, the elect, were chosen by God to be saved, and these could be saved only by God s grace.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cal´vin|is´ti|cal|ly — Cal|vin|is|tic «KAL vuh NIHS tihk», adjective. having to do with Calvin or Calvinism. –Cal´vin|is´ti|cal|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cal|vin|is|tic — «KAL vuh NIHS tihk», adjective. having to do with Calvin or Calvinism. –Cal´vin|is´ti|cal|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cal|vin|is|ti|cal — «KAL vuh NIHS tihk», adjective. = Calvinistic. (Cf. ↑Calvinistic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • chau|vin|ism — «SHOH vuh nihz uhm», noun. 1. boastful, warlike patriotism; unreasoning enthusiasm for the military glory of one s country; jingoism. 2. Figurative. an excessive enthusiasm for one s sex, race, or group: »We have been living in a fool s paradise… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chau·vin·ism — /ˈʃoʊvəˌnızəm/ noun [noncount] disapproving 1 : an attitude that the members of your own sex are always better than those of the opposite sex male chauvinism [=a belief that men are superior to women] 2 : the belief that your country, race, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ripken, Cal(vin Edwin), Jr. — born Aug. 24, 1960, Havre de Grace, Md., U.S. U.S. baseball player. Ripken was born into a baseball family; his father and brother both played professionally. He played for the Baltimore Orioles from 1981. In 1990 he set single season records for …   Universalium

  • Ripken, Cal(vin Edwin), Jr. — (n. 25 ago. 1960, Havre de Grace, Md., EE.UU.). Beisbolista estadounidense. Nació en el seno de una familia beisbolista: su padre y hermano fueron profesionales. A partir de 1981 jugó en los Baltimore Orioles. En 1990 impulsó récords de temporada …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • cal — abi·o·log·i·cal; adre·no·cor·ti·cal; aero·bi·o·log·i·cal; aero·chem·i·cal; aero·log·i·cal; aero·med·i·cal; aero·nau·ti·cal; aero·phys·i·cal; aero·tech·ni·cal; aes·thet·i·cal·ly; afo·cal; ag·a·tho·kak·o·log·i·cal; ag·nat·i·cal·ly;… …   English syllables


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