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Arminians

(Anti – Calvinists), so called from James Harmensen, of Holland, whose name, Latinised, is Jacobus Arminius. He asserted that God bestows forgiveness and eternal life on all who repent and believe; that He wills all men to be saved; and that His predestination is founded on His foreknowledge.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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