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formal operations

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

In the theory of cognitive development of the Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget (1896–1980), the developmental stage beginning at about 12 years when children become proficient in manipulating...

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Tametsi. The

Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 248 words.

*Tridentine decree (Sess. 24, cap. 1; 1563) prescribing the formal mode of celebrating matrimony, it aimed at suppressing clandestinity and was passed after long debates by a majority of...

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“Write These Things in a Book”

Seth Perry.

in Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States

June 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 8952 words.

This chapter examines visionary accounts as a form of performed biblicism that made particularly dramatic claims on relationships of authority, focusing on the ways in which they...

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ex opere operato

Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 187 words.

A term in use among theologians at least since the early 13th cent. to express the essentially objective mode of operation of the sacraments, and its independence of the subjective...

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justification

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Biblical Studies.

In dogmatic theology, the event or process by which a person is made or declared to be righteous in the sight of God. The Latin justificare, from which the English word derives,...

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Williams, George Washington

John Hope Franklin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Education; History; US Politics; State and Local Government. 1579 words.

Williams, George Washington (16 October 1849–02 August 1891), soldier, clergyman, legislator, and historian, was born in Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania, the son of Thomas Williams, a free...

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