Sabellianism Definition

A version of Monarchianism holding that the Godhead is a single being, differentiated only into a succession of modes or operations.
American Heritage

(Christianity) A Christian belief which holds that God the Father and God the Son are one in the same, the latter often being termed Patripassianism in that it implies God the Father personally suffered on the Cross.


Origin of Sabellianism

  • After Sabellius (fl. 3rd cent. ad), Monarchian theologian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Sabellius +"Ž -ism, after Sabellius.

    From Wiktionary

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