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Literally "the work wrought," a Latin phrase used to denote the spiritual effect in the performance of a religious rite which accrues from the virtue inherent in it, or by grace imparted to it, irrespectively of the administrator.
Thus he avoids on the one side the opus operatum view, and on the other a merely receptionist position.
But the highest developments of priestly influence are hardly separable from something of magical superstition, the opus operatum of the priest has the power of a sorcerer's spell.
On such grounds was justified the transition of a baptism which began as a spontaneous act of self-consecration into an opus operatum.
What they protested against was the theory of the opus operatum et meritorium as applied to fasting.
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