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Definition of "synergism" [syn•er•gism]

  • Synergy. (noun)
  • Christianity The doctrine that individual salvation is achieved through a combination of human will and divine grace. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "synergism" in a sentence
  • "I would suggest not to get caught in the debate, most Armenians, I believe, don't really accept the term synergism anyway, and it seems to be a distinction that draws upon a clear misunderstanding of assumptions between distinctions."
  • "This is often called synergism because it is thought to be a cooperative effort between God and man."
  • "And what about prevenient grace, how does the characterization of prevenient grace really get addressed by the concept of synergism, which is just conceptually anit-monergism."