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ubiquitarian Line breaks: ubi¦qui|tar¦ian
Pronunciation: /juːˌbɪkwɪˈtɛːrɪən/

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Christian Theology

Definition of ubiquitarian in English:


A person, typically a Lutheran, who believes that Christ is present everywhere at all times.
Example sentences
  • The adherents of this doctrine were called Ubiquists, or Ubiquitarians.
  • People call this very warlike tribe the Ubiquitarians, who think it a disgrace to expire in bed, but right splendid to die in arms.
  • Ubiquitarians maintain the highest standards of personal and collective achievement.


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Relating to or believing in the doctrine that Christ is present everywhere at all times.


Example sentences
  • To my knowledge, Lutheranism is the only theological tradition committed to ubiquitarianism.
  • The ubiquitarianism of his opponents especially concerned him, as it required a departure from Chalcedonian orthodoxy on the person of Christ and a minimization of the ministry of Christ's Spirit.
  • Knox did not object to the doctrines of the Articles, but to the rubric on kneeling in the Eucharistic service of the Liturgy, and his opposition led to the ‘Declaration on Kneeling,’ which is a strong protest against ubiquitarianism and any idolatrous veneration of the sacramental elements.


Mid 17th century: from modern Latin ubiquitarius (from Latin ubique 'everywhere') + -an.

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