Definition of preparationism in English:

preparationism

noun

North American History
  • The belief held by some Puritans that individuals could and should actively prepare themselves for salvation by means of a period of humbling submission to God's law.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Church History: studies in Christianity and culture. From preparation + -ism.

Pronunciation

preparationism

/ˌprɛpəˈreɪʃ(ə)nɪz(ə)m/