modalist


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modalist

(ˈməʊdəlɪst) Christian theol
n
(Theology) an adherent of modalism
adj
(Theology) relating to the doctrine of modalism
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His 'liberty' from tradition, reading the Bible in his own way, led him to be a Socinian a non-Trinitarian, a modalist, a Sabellian --as the authors relate.
1: "Perhaps some Jews, like Philo, or some Christians, like the Monarchians"; Eric Francis Osborn, Justin Martyr (Tubingen: Mohr, 1973) 31: "Their ideas are clearly of Jewish origin, although they show some similarity to the doctrines of Modalist Monarchians"; Minns and Parvis 245 n.
The core of this new modalist account is a sparseness restriction, such that an object's essential properties are those sparse properties it has in every world in which it exists.
Had the church acceded to the modalist model when it arose in the second to third century, the philosophical and theological monstrosities of Nicean Orthodoxy would have been avoided and less blood spilled.
Taken together, these documents assert the church's belief that the Trinity is an essential aspect of faith and not "symbolic" in a merely instrumental or modalist sense of indicating three modes of divine self-revelation.
The theological accusation that calling God "Creator, Redeemer, Sanctifier" is modalist heresy probably does not in fact figure significantly for believers who wish to praise the actions of the Triune God-for-us.
The significance of Origen as a control lies in the fact that he visited Rome in the time of Zephyrinus when there was considerable turmoil there over the modalist issue.
There is no prima facie contradiction in a constraint modalist quantifying over possible worlds of an ersatz kind, and using such quantification in the explanation of modal discourse, so long as the possible worlds are conceived as derivative from the satisfaction of various constraints involving the notion of possibility.
In its place, it proposes a modalist account of logical pluralism that is independently well motivated and that avoids these collapses.
W's involvement in a pentecostal group that denied orthodox Trinitarian doctrine and adopted a modalist view of God contrary to orthodoxy, Fauset's holiness informant could not countenance the Peace Mission's god-talk and its affirmation of Father Divine's divinity.
Here Ward sets his face against the social trinitarianism espoused by David Brown and Richard Swinburne and defends what can only be described as a modalist understanding of the triune God.
72), whereas the modalist can't: in explaining why we can make nothing of a thought, the modalist regresses eventually to citing a possibility.