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1. One who regards the consecrated bread and wine of the Eucharist as only the metaphorical, and not the physical, body and blood of Jesus.
2. One who emphasizes the importance of sacraments as a means to grace; a sacramentalist.
1. Of or relating to Sacramentarians.
2. Of or relating to sacramentalism or sacramentalists.

Sac′ra·men·tar′i·an·ism n.


1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) any Protestant theologian, such as Zwingli, who maintained that the bread and wine of the Eucharist were the body and blood of Christ only in a figurative sense and denied His real presence in these elements
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) one who believes in sacramentalism
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) of or relating to Sacramentarians
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (not capital) of or relating to sacraments
ˌSacramenˈtarianism n


(ˌsæk rə mɛnˈtɛər i ən)

1. a person who maintains that the Eucharistic elements have only symbolic significance.
2. (l.c.) a sacramentalist.
3. of or pertaining to the Sacramentarians.
Sac`ra•men•tar′i•an•ism, n.
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Question 7 asked: "Are you resolved earnestly to contend against all the errors of Sacramentarianism, Ritualism, and Romanism, wherever found?
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According to Rempel, the main influences on his eucharistic writings are mysticism, sacramentarianism, and Lutheranism.
Only later generations separated the outer act from the inner experience, and this development made possible the rise of sacramentarianism on the one hand and the entire rejection of the sacraments on the other.
Indeed, he said, it was the very divorce of baptism from personal faith which made sacramentarianism possible, and it was this against which Baptists rightly protested.

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