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MYSTICA SCRIPTURA [(mis’-tik-uh) (skriptər’ uh)] [Mystica:1275–1325; Middle English mystic; Latin mysticus; Greek mystikós, equivalent to mýst (ēs) an initiate into the mysteries + -ikos -ic; akin to myeîn to initiate, teach] [Scriptura: 1250–1300; Middle English and Latin scrīptūra writing. See script, -ure] The teaching that in Scripture all things are not plain, nor sufficient, nor […]


Metaphora Scriptura ([met-uh-fawr’ uh] [skriptər’ uh]) [metaphor:1530s, from M.Fr. metaphore, from L. metaphora, from Gk. metaphora “a transfer,” especially of the sense of one word to a different word, lit. “a carrying over,” from metapherein “transfer, carry over,” from meta- “over, across” (see meta-) + pherein “to carry, bear.” (Related: Metaphoric; metaphorical; metaphorically.)] [Scriptura: 1250–1300; […]


INCLUSIVA SCRIPTURA [in-kloo’-siv-uh] [skriptər’ uh] [inclusiva: c.1600, from M.L. inclusivus, from L. inclus-, pp. stem of includere (see include); equivalent to Latin inclūs (us) (see incluse) + -īvus -ive] [Scriptura: 1250–1300; Middle English and Latin scrīptūra writing. See script, -ure] Belief in an open canon, as opposed to a closed canon, as the word of […]


SOLA EXPERIENTIA [(soh-luh) (ɪkˈspɪər ee ən’ see uh)] [(1685–95; < Italian, Latin sōlus alone); (1350–1400; Middle English < Latin experientia, equivalent to experient- stem of experiēns, past participle of experīrī to try, test; see ex-1, peril} + -ia noun suffix; see -ence) (Latin ablative, “by experience alone”)] Experience alone—in contrast to the Reformation, which set […]

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