- a belief in or emphasis on the importance and efficacy of the sacraments for achieving salvation and conferring grace.
- emphasis on the importance of sacramental objects and ritual actions.
Origin of sacramentalism
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Examples from the Web for sacramentalism
This sacramentalism was not unchallenged, as we have already seen from Plato himself.The Legacy of Greece
He soon left his Bible for sacramentalism and all its concommitants.Literary Celebrities of the English Lake-District
But the error comes in confusing supernaturalism with sacramentalism.The Origin of Paul's Religion
J. Gresham Machen
Apostolical succession and Sacramentalism may not have been in themselves progressive ideas.On Compromise
Thus certain sectarian movements borrowed the sensationalism without the sacramentalism of Wesley.The Victorian Age in Literature
G. K. Chesterton
- belief in or special emphasis upon the efficacy of the sacraments for conferring grace
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