Conditionality and the pseudo-calvinist dichotomy

Continuing.

Reading at the very beginning of Anti-Calvinists: The Rise of English Arminianism c. 1590-1640 (Oxford Historical Monographs), in the introduction, it already seems to be going astray.

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The characteristic theology of English Protestant sainthood was Calvinism, centring [sic] on a belief in divine predestination, both double and absolute, whereby man’s destiny, either election to Heaven or reprobation to Hell, is not conditioned by faith but depends instead on the will of God.

How can anyone who really knows anything about the Bible or the teachings of John Calvin make this the definition of “Calvinism”?

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