Definition of modalist in US English:


adjective & noun

  • See modalism

    • ‘This is significant and if God meant it the way the modalists and the other heretics meant it, three definite articles would not have separated the three.’
    • ‘Plainly, then, the modalists did not mean that Father is interchangeable with Son in terminology.’
    • ‘God, to the modalist, is not a Tri-Unity unto Himself, but only in his revelation to mankind.’
    • ‘I am not sure whether the quality of thinking here rises to the level of the modalist heresy.’
    • ‘Nonetheless, most models of the Trinity that have been proposed and defended have leaned in modalist or tritheistic directions.’