Sabellianism

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Sabellianism

3rd-century Christian heresy led by Sabellius. [Christian Hist.: EB, VIII: 747]
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28) Although the creed's authors (Valens, Ursacius, and Germinius) frame this rejection in terms of the now contemporary struggle, that is, they are rejecting the theologies of the Nicenes and Basil of Ancyra and the Homoiousians, the larger context is their overriding concern about modalism.
His topics include the claim that Jesus is the father and the holy spirit, the pre-existence of the son, and modalism and the early church.
The folk-like compositions, colored by an exotic modalism and odd-metered rhythms, are strikingly direct and beget unusually organic improvisations from the ensemble.
Other features he explains are inspired by his affinity for the classical musics of Japan and Indonesia, Australia's Asian neighbors, such as his particular modalism, the gamelanlike accompanying figures and gongs, the non-developing sectional construction, and the long, gradual increase of tension building to dramatic climax.
maintains a solid stance against modalism, he does not address the threat of tritheism, the Scylla to modalism's Charybdis.
In part 3, she discusses how Leibniz learned from correspondents about the antitrinitarians in England and vigorously rejected their modalism of the Sabellian type.
The early doctrine of the Trinity (chapter II), as he shows, keeps the balance between modalism (Father, Son and Spirit as a static unit) on the one hand and subordinatianism (Son and Holy Spirit are subordinated to the Father).
Although he makes a passing reference to Sabellianism, he offers no discussion of second-century views of adoptionism or modalism.
52) Here, finally, he treated it as a "threefold" form of thought, rather than as a kind of disguised modalism (as in the Introduction, where there was only one person, the Son) or dualism (as in the Book II passage, where the two persons of Son and Father represented the unresolved tension between divine nearness and distance); tellingly, this is in a context determined by the threefold structure of his own thinking.
2 in the English translation) Harnack finds that Dial 128 "seems to favor the idea" of modalistic conceptions before the last third of the second century as an example of Modalism.
Modalism and Logical Pluralism, OTAVIO BUENO and SCOTT A.
Concerning the courageous attempt to define the true nature of the doctrine of Paul of Samosata (207-35), I would personally have given more credit to the precious testimony of Hilary of Poitiers, On the Councils 81, on the Modalism of the Samosatene, quoted at page 219 (see my article: "The Word `Homoousios' from Hellenism to Christianity," Church History, 71:2).