Infralapsarian

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Infralapsarian (Theol) Of or pertaining to the Infralapsarians, or to their doctrine.
    • n Infralapsarian (Eccl. Hist) One of that class of Calvinists who consider the decree of election as contemplating the apostasy as past and the elect as being at the time of election in a fallen and guilty state; -- opposed to Supralapsarian. The former considered the election of grace as a remedy for an existing evil; the latter regarded the fall as a part of God's original purpose in regard to men.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • infralapsarian Pertaining to infralapsarianism or to those who hold it.
    • n infralapsarian [capitalized] One who believes in infralapsarianism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Infralapsarian one who holds the foregoing
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Infra, + lapse,: cf. F. infralapsaire., See Lapse
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. infra, below, after, lapsus, the fall.

Usage

In literature:

SUBLAPSARIANISM, same as INFRALAPSARIANISM (q. v.).
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
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