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Hop•kins•i•an•ism



Pronunciation: (hop-kin'zē-u-niz"um), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/hopkinsianism.html on line 79 [key]
n.
a modified Calvinism taught by Samuel Hopkins (1721–1803), that emphasized the sovereignty of God, the importance of His decrees, and the necessity of submitting to His will, accepting even damnation, if required, for His glory, and holding that ethics is merely disinterested benevolence.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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