Pronunciation: (kal'vu-niz"um), [key]
1. the doctrines and teachings of John Calvin or his followers, emphasizing predestination, the sovereignty of God, the supreme authority of the Scriptures, and the irresistibility of grace. Cf. Arminianism.
2. adherence to these doctrines.
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