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.
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.
Followers of Sabellius, on the other hand, watered down the trinity idea to the "modalist
" claim of the three persons as just different aspects or faces or "masks" or "modes"--of a single substance.
Bushnell would insist that he was no modalist
. The evidence suggests that he was right.
(97.) For one century after the Council, the Church fought over what seemed to be a collapsing of the difference with a term (homoousios), which had itself been declared heretical in the orthodox Synod of Antioch in 269 because of its association with the "modalist
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.(8) Hagemann argued in the mid-nineteenth century that some of Origen's arguments against modalism are directed against the views of Callistus.(9) That may be too narrow in its approach, but Origen's arguments do seem to reflect the modalism of the Roman school, of which Callistus was one representative, and Io.
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.