- originated with John CALVIN'S interpretation and exposition of SCRIPTURE found in his Institutes of the Christian Religion (1536). It emphasizes the sovereignty of GOD in SALVATION and is closely associated with PURITANISM. The Five Points of Calvinism which were drawn up in response to ARMINIANISM are1) total depravity;2) unconditional election;3) limited atonement;4) irresistible grace;5) perseverance of the saints.PRESBYTERIANS, various REFORMED Churches, and ANGLICANS have been strongly influenced by Calvinism as a theological system.
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