Definitions for sabellianism
A Christian belief which holds that God the Father and God the Son are one in the same, the latter often being termed Patripassianism in that it implies God the Father personally suffered on the Cross.
The practices of Sabellians; see sabellianism.
Origin: Eponym from w:Sabellius + -ism
the doctrines or tenets of Sabellius. See Sabellian, n
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the doctrine of one Sabellius, who, in the third century, denied that there were three persons in the Godhead, and maintained that there was only one person in three functions, aspects, or manifestations, at least this was the form his doctrine assumed in course of time, which is now called by his name, and is accepted by many in the present day.
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