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roderick commented on the word baptismism
\ noun\ 1 : the theological exaltation of baptism into a rite that confers mystical union with Christ, conveys spiritual merit or communicates expiatory, regenerative or salvific power; 2 : the state of mind that finds references to baptism in any Bible text mentioning or having to do with water or washing; 3 : the inclination to see baptismal formulas and confessions in early Christianity before such things existed; 4 : the impulse to alter or add to Scripture in order to promote the idea of baptismal regeneration.
May 25, 2010
roderick commented on the word celestology
The study of the biblical doctrine of heaven.
roderick commented on the word encraty
"To preserve evangelical encraty, and to restrain fanatical asceticism, was the spirit of early Christianity, as one sees int he ethics of Hermas." -- Introductory Note To Tatian the Assyrian by J. E. Ryland, Ante-Nicene Fathers: Vol II
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