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salvific Line breaks: sal|vif¦ic
Pronunciation: /salˈvɪfɪk/

Definition of salvific in English:


Leading to salvation: the salvific power of the Lord
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  • The images of the beloved saints, moreover, served as conduits of salvific grace.
  • It is not the act itself that is salvific; the disposition alone is what saves.
  • Kasper argues that the salvific nature of the Old Covenant follows from the fact that God's grace is available to all!


Late 16th century: from Latin salvificus 'saving', from salvus 'safe'.

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