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Terminism.

1. View that has fixed a certain term of grace accorded man as an individual. The Terministic Controversy raged in Germany ca. 1699–1704. Attempts were made to defend terminism on basis, e.g., of Mt 3:10; 7:21; 20:1–16; Heb 6:4–12; 2 Ptr 2:20–22. Opposition to terminism was based, e.g., on Is 65:2; Lk 23:34–43; Ro 5:20 and held that God desires the salvation of everyone during his whole life and that an abbreviated day of grace is due to self-hardening of the heart against the means of grace.*

2. Nominalism.* See also Ockham, William of.


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