A doctrine held by certain Calvinists that God predestined the fall of man.

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  • Supralapsarianism — Su pra*lap*sa ri*an*ism, n. The doctrine, belief, or principles of the Supralapsarians. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • supralapsarianism — supralapsarian, n., adj. /sooh preuh lap sair ee euh niz euhm/, n. Theol. the doctrine that the decree of election preceded human creation and the Fall (opposed to infralapsarianism). [1765 75; SUPRA + lapsarian, as in INFRALAPSARIAN + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • SUPRALAPSARIANISM —    the doctrine of the extreme Calvinists, that the decree of God as regards the eternal salvation of some and the eternal reprobation of others is unconditional …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • supralapsarianism — su·pra·lap·sar·i·an·ism …   English syllables

  • supralapsarianism —  Супралапсарионизм …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • supralapsarianism — su•pra•lap•sar•i•an•ism [[t]ˌsu prə læpˈsɛər i əˌnɪz əm[/t]] n. rel the doctrine that the election of souls to be saved was decreed by God before the Creation and the Fall (opposed to infralapsarianism). • Etymology: 1765–75; supra + L lāps(us) a …   From formal English to slang

  • supralapsarianism — /ˌsuprəlæpˈsɛəriənɪzəm/ (say .soohpruhlap sairreeuhnizuhm) noun a Calvinistic doctrine that God, to demonstrate divine grace and justice, predetermined those of humankind who would be among the elect, and those who would be damned, before… …  

  • supralapsarianism — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷əˌnizəm noun ( s) Etymology: supralapsarian (I) + ism : the doctrine that God decreed both election and reprobation prior to creation and then allowed the fall of man as a means of carrying out his divine purposes compare… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lapsarianism — is the set of Calvinist doctrines describing the theoretical order of God s decree (in his mind, before Creation), in particular concerning the order of his decree for the fall of man and reprobation. The name of the doctrine comes from the Latin …   Wikipedia

  • Calvinism — Religions Calvinism, Presbyterianism Calvinism John Ca …   Wikipedia

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