Definition of Foreordination

1. Noun. (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind).

Exact synonyms: Predestination, Predetermination, Preordination
Specialized synonyms: Election
Category relationships: Divinity, Theology
Generic synonyms: Theological Doctrine
Derivative terms: Foreordain, Foreordain, Predestinarian, Predestinationist, Predestine, Predetermine, Preordain



Definition of Foreordination

1. n. Previous ordination or appointment; predetermination; predestination.

Definition of Foreordination

1. Noun. Previous ordination or appointment; predetermination; predestination. ¹

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Definition of Foreordination

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Literary usage of Foreordination

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1. Systematic Theology by Charles Hodge (1873)
"A. foreordination inconsistent with Free Agency. It is urged that the foreordination of all events is inconsistent with the free agency of man. ..."

2. The Small End of Great Problems by Brooke Herford (1902)
"THE foreordination OF GOD THERE is a truth in these words which is too much ... In man's religious thinking he has called this " the foreordination of God ..."

3. The Universal Anthology: A Collection of the Best Literature, Ancient by Richard Garnett, Leon Vallée, Alois Brandl (1899)
"... foreordination NOT AUTOMATISM. BY JONATHAN EDWARDS. [JONATHAN EDWARDS, the greatest metaphysician that America has produced, -was born at East Windsor, ..."

4. The Pro and Con of Universalism: Both as to Its Doctrines and Moral Bearings by George Rogers (1871)
"DOES ABSOLUTE FOREKNOWLEDGE NECESSARILY IMPLY ABSOLUTE foreordination ? So momentous are the consequences involved in this question, that very many have ..."

5. The Errors of Hopkinsianism Detected and Refuted by Nathan Bangs, Seth Williston (1815)
"Without further introduction, I begin with some remarks upon the text which you have made the foundation of your sermon on foreordination. ..."

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