from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who believes that faith alone (as opposed to good deeds) brings salvation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Holding the tenets of Solifidians; of or pertaining to the solifidians.
- n. One who maintains that faith alone, without works, is sufficient for justification; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Holding the tenets of solifidians; pertaining to the solifidians.
- n. One who maintains that faith alone, without works, is all that is necessary to justification. See fiduciary, II., 2.
Unlike Newman, who aimed at reconciling differences, and to whom the Lutheran formula was but "a paradox or a truism", Ward repudiated the "solifidian" view as an outrage on the Divine sanctity; it was "a type of Antichrist", and in sound reason no better than Atheism.
How deeply the solifidian doctrine had penetrated into the very bosom of the church was revealed by the storminess of the debate.