Sabellianism(redirected from Modalisms)
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A version of Monarchianism holding that the Godhead is a single being, differentiated only into a succession of modes or operations.
[After Sabellius (fl. 3rd cent. ad), Monarchian theologian.]
the modalistic doctrines of Sabellius, 3rd-century prelate, espe-cially that the Trinity has but one divine essence and that the persons are only varying manifestations of God. Also called Modalistic Monarchianism. — Sabellian, n., adj.See also: Heresy