modalism

noun
mod·​al·​ism | \ -ᵊlˌizəm \
plural -s

Definition of modalism

: the theological doctrine that the members of the Trinity are not three distinct persons but rather three modes or forms of activity (the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) under which God manifests himself

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“Modalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/modalism. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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