exemplarism

[ ig-zem-pluh-riz-uhm ]
/ ɪgˈzɛm pləˌrɪz əm /

noun Theology.

the doctrine that all knowledge is based on the perception of the exemplars of reality that exist in the mind of God.
the doctrine that the death of Christ is of service to humanity solely as an exemplar of perfect love and self-surrender.

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Origin of exemplarism

First recorded in 1890–95; exemplar + -ism
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