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Calvinism
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Jane Eyre
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  • Throughout there was a strange bitterness; an absence of consolatory gentleness; stern allusions to Calvinistic doctrines — election, predestination, reprobation — were frequent; and each reference to these points sounded like a sentence pronounced for doom.

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  • The doctrine of predestination is probably the most controversial aspect of Calvinism.
  • I felt a sharp pang of homesickness, and abruptly wondered what in God’s name was I doing here in the unimaginable reaches of Brooklyn, an ineffective and horny Calvinist among all these Jews?
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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