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  1. sabellianism(Noun)

    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.

  2. Sabellianism(Noun)

    The practices of Sabellians; see sabellianism.

  3. Origin: Eponym from w:Sabellius + -ism

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  1. Sabellianism(noun)

    the doctrines or tenets of Sabellius. See Sabellian, n

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  1. Sabellianism

    In Christianity, Sabellianism, is the nontrinitarian belief that the Heavenly Father, Resurrected Son and Holy Spirit are different modes or aspects of one monadic God, as perceived by the believer, rather than three distinct persons within the Godhead. The term Sabellianism comes from Sabellius, a theologian and priest from the 3rd century. Modalism differs from Unitarianism by accepting the Christian doctrine that Jesus is fully God.

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  1. Sabellianism

    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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