exemplarism

exemplarism

[ig-zem-pluh-riz-uhm]
noun Theology.
1.
the doctrine that all knowledge is based on the perception of the exemplars of reality that exist in the mind of God.
2.
the doctrine that the death of Christ is of service to humanity solely as an exemplar of perfect love and self-surrender.

Origin:
1890–95; exemplar + -ism

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To exemplarism
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: exemplariness
Next Definition: exemplarity
Words Near: exemplarism
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for exemplarism
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing exemplarism
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature