antinomianism

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Etymology[edit]

From antinomian +‎ -ism, coined by Martin Luther, notably used in his Against the Antinomians (1539).

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  • Hyphenation: an‧ti‧no‧mi‧an‧ism
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Noun[edit]

antinomianism (countable and uncountable, plural antinomianisms)

  1. (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 referring to them as legalism.
  2. (Judaism) Opposition to the Torah.

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