or Mo·dal·ism

[ mohd-l-iz-uhm ]

  1. a Christian doctrine espousing the belief that the members of the Trinity are not distinct persons, but are aspects or manifestations of one God.: Compare Trinitarianism. See also Monarchianism.

Origin of modalism

First recorded in 1845–50; modal1 + -ism
  • Also called Mo·dal·is·tic Mo·nar·chi·an·ism [mohd-l-is-tik muh-nahr-kee-uh-niz-uhm], /ˌmoʊd lˈɪs tɪk məˈnɑr ki əˌnɪz əm/, One·ness Chris·tol·o·gy [wuhn-nis kri-stol-uh-jee] /ˈwʌn nɪs krɪˈstɒl ə dʒi/ .

Words Nearby modalism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023