Noun(1) previous determination as if by destiny or fate(2) (theology, usually associated with Calvin, including the final salvation of mankind
(1) On this latter point, Kent includes Calvinists and their doctrines of predestination and election.(2) Is this some sort of lesson on predestination ?(3) But as Weber acknowledged, its doctrines, especially predestination , were problematic for living in this world.(4) While predestination was central to Calvin's thinking, it was not primary.(5) In the 1860s a controversy over predestination among Midwestern Lutherans caused further splits that lasted well into the twentieth century.(6) For centuries, theologians have puzzled and debated the topic of predestination .(7) Absalom's final sermon before ordination was on the gospel, heathen, and predestination .(8) This has significant implications for some theological concepts, particularly predestination and free will, which is where I began.(9) The first two doctrines, predestination and the bondage of the fallen human will, had been stressed by strongly Augustinian reformers in the past and came as no surprise to Catholic opponents of the Reformation.(10) Insisting as I do on the priority of divine grace, I can accept the doctrine of predestination in certain forms.(11) As we study today's text, it's tempting to invest the majority of our time dealing with the theological issue of predestination .(12) Hastings agreed with and supported a strict doctrine of predestination .(13) Hooker saw that the doctrine of predestination was, for most people, a counsel of despair.(14) The doctrine of predestination is associated with Protestant pioneer John Calvin of Geneva.(15) In other words, she believed in what theologians call ├ö├ç├┐the absolute predestination of Christ.├ö├ç├û(16) Augustine's critics fastened on the evident fact that his doctrine of predestination appealed to a partial selection of texts in scripture and had to use force on other texts which did not fit his thesis.