From the Latin word for “choice,” is a is derived from the Latin word for teaching, doctrina, and is an important aspect of Christianity more so than other world religions because Christian... based on the concept that God chooses (predestines) some individuals to salvation while other to damnation. “Unconditional election” is a Calvinist label for the proposition taught by (A.D. 354-430) Bishop of Hippo in North Africa, the most influential theologian of the West, known especially for his doctrine of grace, including rel..., Thomas Aquinas (c. A.D. 1225-1274) Dominican friar, teacher at the University of Paris, central figure of medieval scholasticism, and the most authori..., Martin Luther (A.D. 1483–1546) German theologian, pastor, professor at the University of Wittenberg, ex-monk, and founding figure of Protestantism. ..., and John Calvin (A.D. 1509-1564) French Protestant theologian who lived most of his adult life in Geneva. He was the most influential figure in Refor..., that God elects those whom he will save independent of any good works or In word for belief and faith is the same in Latin and most European languages, but in English faith often denotes an active believe, one that inspires... that God foresees, while “conditional election” is a is derived from the Latin word for teaching, doctrina, and is an important aspect of Christianity more so than other world religions because Christian... central to (A.D. 1618–1619) Reformed theologians reject Arminianism and formulate the five points of Calvinism at the Synod of Dordt in Holland. A Protestant t..., that God only save those whom he foresees will accept Derived from a Greek term meaning anointed and is equivalent to the word “messiah” from Hebrew roots. The anointing references the act of installi... according to their free will. Faith under unconditional election is the result of God’s choice while it is the free will condition or reason for God’s election according to conditional election theory.