Definition of Calvinist

1. Noun. An adherent of the theological doctrines of John Calvin.

Exact synonyms: Genevan
Specialized synonyms: Huguenot
Generic synonyms: Necessitarian
Derivative terms: Calvinism, Calvinistical

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of Calvinism or its adherents.
Exact synonyms: Calvinistic, Calvinistical
Category relationships: Faith, Religion, Religious Belief
Partainyms: Calvinism, Calvinism, Calvinism
Derivative terms: Calvinism

Definition of Calvinist

1. n. A follower of Calvin; a believer in Calvinism.

Definition of Calvinist

1. Noun. (theology) A follower of the religious (Protestant) doctrines ascribed to w:John Calvin John Calvin (Calvinism). ¹

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Calvinistic Baptist
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Literary usage of Calvinist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Religious Thought in England, from the Reformation to the End of Last by John Hunt (1870)
"Baxter began his career as a calvinist and a Conformist. ... To the end of his life he professed to be a calvinist, but he explained Calvinism so as to make ..."

2. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"... which the Jiilich- Cleves succession difficulty might at one time have possibly brought down the ban of the Empire), he declared himself a calvinist. ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"... which the Jiilich- Cleves succession difficulty might at one time have possibly brought down the ban of the Empire), he declared himself a calvinist. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... (1548-58) who became a calvinist in 1559. and was afterwards accused of forgery and beheaded at Geneva in 1556; ..."

5. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"calvinist" as a friend of mine affronted Mr. Lyman Beecher with calling him,—to be rather credited with a style through the labyrinth of his epistles, ..."

6. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"... theology he is a moderate calvinist and has no sympathy with revolutionary ideas in Biblical criticism. RIGGS, JAMES STEVENSON: Presbyterian; ..."

7. Works: With a Memoir of His Life and Character by Samuel Hopkins (1854)
"SEMI-calvinist. Sir, I have wanted, for some time, to talk with you about the notion which some lately advance, •nz.. that Christians may, yea, ..."

8. Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time: From the Restoration of King by Gilbert Burnet (1850)
"... of Brandenburg!! about their concerns in Juliers and Cloves : and he persuaded that elector to turn calvinist ; for since their family was fallen, ..."

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