solifidianism


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solifidianism

the theological doctrine that faith insures salvation, irrespective of good works. — solifldian, n.
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For "what no one properly to be a called a humanist could adhere to was an Augustinian belief in the total and helpless depravity of fallen man, or to Lutheran solifidianism, or to a clericalist view by which the priesthood acted as the sole channel of grace, or to a total denial of free enquiry" (G.
17) In response to the heretical texts, with their emphasis on solifidianism, there was a committed program of publication advocating the traditional devotional life and the role within it of laymen as well as of religious.
When he showed Henry forsaking Catholicism and embracing the solifidianism central to reformed religion, he markedly strengthened the union of political and spiritual authority with which Hall had credited Henry, which Holinshed had undermined, and which advanced Protestants had denied.