jovinianist definition

  • noun:
    • An adherent on doctrines of Jovinian, a monk of 4th century, who denied the virginity of Mary, and opposed the asceticism of their time.
    • Eccles., certainly one of a short-lived sect, adherents of Jovinian, a Milanese monk of the fourth century, which at Rome opposed the commonplace esteem for celibacy, monasticism, fasting, and martyrdom, and maintained the equivalence of all sins, benefits, and punishments. He was excommunicated about 390, and decided to go to Milan.
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