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SUPRALAPSARIANS

Followers of John Calvin (1509-64) who hold that God's decree of reprobation of some people to hell is absolute, and not conditioned by the Fall. God would have condemned these people to hell even though Adam had not sinned. This was Calvin's position.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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