grace

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moving with grace agile , flexible , limber , lissome , lithe , supple
theological doctrine that by faith and God's grace a Christian is freed from all laws (including the moral standards of the culture) antinomianism
grace or embellishing note appoggiatura , trill
(Roman Catholic Church) one of the great fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430) Augustine , Augustine of Hippo , Saint Augustine , St. Augustine
exercise for muscle tone, grace calisthenics
Swiss theologian (born in France) whose tenets (predestination and the irresistibility of grace and justification by faith) defined Presbyterianism (1509-1564) Calvin , Jean Caulvin , Jean Cauvin , Jean Chauvin , John Calvin
theological system of John Calvin and his followers emphasizing omnipotence of God and salvation by grace alone Calvinism
unpardonable sin entailing a total loss of grace deadly sin , mortal sin
social grace diplomacy , poise , savoir faire , tact
marked by grace elegant
religion believing in the Gospels, faith, grace over sacraments Evangelicals
unpleasant lack of grace in carriage or form or movement or expression gracelessness , ungracefulness
oppressive quality that is laborious and solemn and lacks grace or fluency heaviness , ponderousness
English poet; remembered primarily as the author of an epic poem describing humanity's fall from grace (1608-1674) John Milton , Milton
saving grace mitigating factor , redeeming quality
(theology) in Roman Catholic theology the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to expiate their sins purgatory
formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as inst sacrament
theological doctrine that salvation results from the interaction of human will and divine grace synergism
sin that is minor and may receive God's grace venial sin
pardonable sin regarded as entailing only a partial loss of grace venial sin
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