Infralapsarianism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Infralapsarianism (Theor) The doctrine, belief, or principles of the Infralapsarians.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n infralapsarianism In theology, the doctrine, held by Augustinians and by many Calvinists, that God planned the creation, permitted the fall, elected a chosen number, planned their redemption, and suffered the remainder to be eternally punished. The Sublapsarians believe that God did not permit but foresaw the fall, while the Supralapsarians hold that God not only permitted but decreed it.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Infralapsarianism in-frä-lap-sā′ri-an-izm (theol.) the common Augustinian and Calvinist doctrine, that God for His own glory determined to create the world, to permit the fall of men, to elect from the mass of fallen men an innumerable multitude as 'vessels of mercy,' to send His Son for their redemption, to leave the residue of mankind to suffer the just punishment of their sins—distinct both from the Supralapsarianism of the strictest Calvinists and the Sublapsarianism held by moderate Calvinists
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Etymology

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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