Meaning of infralapsarianism


Pronunciation: (in"fru-lap-sâr'ē-u-niz"um), [key]
— n. Theol.
  1. the doctrine, held by Augustinians and by many Calvinists, that God planned the Creation, permitted the Fall, elected a chosen number, planned their redemption, and suffered the remainder to be eternally punished (opposed to supralapsarianism).
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