Definition of Antinomian

1. Noun. A follower of the doctrine of antinomianism.

Generic synonyms: Adherent, Disciple



2. Adjective. Relating to or influenced by antinomianism.
Partainyms: Antinomianism

Definition of Antinomian

1. a. Of or pertaining to the Antinomians; opposed to the doctrine that the moral law is obligatory.

2. n. One who maintains that, under the gospel dispensation, the moral law is of no use or obligation, but that faith alone is necessary to salvation. The sect of Antinomians originated with John Agricola, in Germany, about the year 1535.

Definition of Antinomian

1. Noun. One who embraces antinomianism (in Christianity: a religious movement which believes that only the spiritual 'law of Faith' (Romans 3:27) is essential for salvation; and which is 'against' all other practical 'laws' being taught as being essential for salvation; and refering to them as legalism). ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to antinomianism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Antinomian

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antinomian

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antinicotinic
antinicotinics
antinion
antinobilism
antinociception
antinociceptive
antinociceptives
antinodal
antinode
antinodes
antinoise
antinomasia
antinome
antinomes
antinomian (current term)
antinomianism
antinomianisms
antinomians
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antinovel
antinovelist
antinovelists
antinovels

Literary usage of Antinomian

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1. The Library of American Biography by Jared Sparks (1854)
"CHAPTER IV antinomian Controversy. — Religious Opinion. ... In the mean time the celebrated antinomian controversy was reaching its crisis in the colony, ..."

2. Church History by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1889)
"antinomian and Libertine Sects.—The later representatives of Alexandrian Gnosticism on account of the antinomian tendency of their system fell for the most ..."

3. American History Told by Contemporaries by Albert Bushnell Hart (1900)
"The Trial of a Woman antinomian (1637) ANONYMOUS Mrs. Hutchinson was an able and well-educated woman, who disagreed in doctrine with the heads of the colony ..."

4. The American Colonies in the Seventeenth Century by Herbert Levi Osgood (1904)
"The abandonment by Mr. Cotton of his antinomian opinions and the purging to which the Boston church had been subjected had by this time reclaimed that body ..."

5. History of New England by John Gorham Palfrey, Francis Winthrop Palfrey (1899)
"Meanwhile, Mrs. Hutchinson had secured the cham- antinomian pionship of no less a personage than Vane, the controversy. voung Governor of Massachusetts,2 ..."

6. History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations by Samuel Greene Arnold (1859)
"TIIE antinomian CONTROVERSY. 1636—1638. WHILE the colonists were legislating for the preserva- CHAP tion of sound morals, by enacting sumptuary and other ..."

7. The Conquest of Canada by George Warburton (1850)
"caused him to be elected governor in spite of his youth, zealously adopted antinomian opinions, and, in consequence, was ejected from office by the opposite ..."

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