Definition of postlapsarian in English:


Syllabification: post·lap·sar·i·an
Pronunciation: /ˌpōstlapˈse(ə)rēən


Theology or • literary
  • Occurring or existing after the Fall of Man.
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    • That means an inferior and subordinate role, which has been ratified in the postlapsarian situation, particularly under the weight of the curse.
    • They examine the creation of humanity: on the level of the prelapsarian situation, and on the level of postlapsarian conditions.
    • Consequently, God provided his creature, the human being, with the capacities to survive in a postlapsarian situation, under the conditions of pain and tears, of hardship and death.


mid 18th century: from post- 'occurring after', on the pattern of sublapsarian.

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