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divine choice or election

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  • Election — E*lec tion, n. [F. [ e]lection, L. electio, fr. eligere to choose out. See {Elect}, a.] 1. The act of choosing; choice; selection. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of choosing a person to fill an office, or to membership in a society, as by ballot,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • choice — n Choice, option, alternative, preference, selection, election are comparable when they mean the act or opportunity of choosing or the thing chosen. Choice usually implies the right or the privilege to choose freely from a number (as of persons,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • To contest an election — Election E*lec tion, n. [F. [ e]lection, L. electio, fr. eligere to choose out. See {Elect}, a.] 1. The act of choosing; choice; selection. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of choosing a person to fill an office, or to membership in a society, as by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make one's election — Election E*lec tion, n. [F. [ e]lection, L. electio, fr. eligere to choose out. See {Elect}, a.] 1. The act of choosing; choice; selection. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of choosing a person to fill an office, or to membership in a society, as by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unconditional election — is the Calvinist teaching that before God created the world, he chose to save some people according to his own purposes and apart from any conditions related to those persons. [cite book| author=John Calvin |title=Institutes of the Christian… …   Wikipedia

  • Corporate election — refers to a Christian soteriological view that understands Christian salvation to be based on God choosing in Christ a people whom he destines to be holy and blameless in his sight. [1] Put another way, Election is the corporate choice of the… …   Wikipedia

  • United States presidential election, 1960 — Infobox Election election name = United States presidential election, 1960 country = United States type = presidential ongoing = no previous election = United States presidential election, 1956 previous year = 1956 next election = United States… …   Wikipedia

  • call — I. v. a. 1. Name, term, denominate, entitle, style, phrase, designate, dub, christen. 2. Bid, invite, summon, ask to come, send for. 3. Convoke, assemble, convene, muster, call together. 4. Appoint, designate, elect, ordain, set apart. 5. Invoke …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • CHOSEN PEOPLE — CHOSEN PEOPLE, a common designation for the people of Israel, expressing the idea that the people of Israel stands in a special and unique relationship to the universal deity. This idea has been a central one throughout the history of Jewish… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Predestination — • Those divine decrees which have reference to the supernatural end of rational beings, especially of man Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Predestination     Predestination …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • KING, KINGSHIP — (Heb. מלֶךְ, מַלְכוּת). In the Bible The term king in the biblical frame of reference and that of the Ancient Near East generally designates a governor and ruler, usually the sole authority over his subjects. This term is used to designate the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism