Definitions for "Calvinism"
The theological tenets or doctrines of John Calvin (a French theologian and reformer of the 16th century) and his followers, or of the so-called calvinistic churches.
a form of Protestantism emphasizing the eternal predestination of every individual to damnation or to salvation.
In Christian theology, the label attached to proponents of the major views taught by John Calvin, especially relating to God's sovereignty and human freedom, and usually incorporating the Calvinist "TULIP" -- T = Total depravity, U = Unconditional election, L = Limited (or definite) atonement, I = Irresistible grace, and P = Perseverence of the saints (eternal security).