Justification


Justification
   A theological word used to designate the forgiveness of the sinner and his restoration to a right relationship with God. The cause of Justification may be given as follows:
   THE PRINCIPAL CAUSE
   God's mercy.
   THE MERITORIOUS CAUSE
   Christ's death.
   THE EFFICIENT CAUSE
   The operation of the Holy Ghost.
   THE INSTRUMENTAL CAUSE ON GOD'S SIDE
   The Ministry of the Word,
   Baptism and the Holy Communion.
   THE INSTRUMENTAL CAUSE ON MAN'S SIDE
   Faith which works by love.

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

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  • JUSTIFICATION — La doctrine chrétienne de la justification de l’homme par Dieu exprime à la fois l’exigence radicale que Dieu a envers l’homme et le salut radical que Dieu donne à cet homme qui ne répond pas à cette exigence. La justification maintient ainsi la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Justification — • A biblio ecclesiastical term; which denotes the transforming of the sinner from the state of unrighteousness to the state of holiness and sonship of God Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Justification     Justification …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • justification — jus·ti·fi·ca·tion /ˌjəs tə fə kā shən/ n 1: the act or an instance of justifying 2: something that justifies; specif: a legally sufficient reason or cause (as self defense) for an act that would otherwise be criminal or tortious 3: the… …   Law dictionary

  • Justification — Jus ti*fi*ca tion, n. [L. justificatio: cf. F. justification. See {Justify}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of justifying or the state of being justified; a showing or proving to be just or conformable to law, justice, right, or duty; defense;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Justification — can mean:*Justification (epistemology) *Justification (jurisprudence) *Justification (theology) ** Bibliography for theological justification *Justification (typesetting) *Rationalization (psychology)ee also*Justify *cognitive dissonance …   Wikipedia

  • justification — Justification. s. f. Action, procedé par lequel on se justifie. Il sera receu à sa justification. je veux travailler à ma justification. Il signifie aussi, En termes d Escriture sainte, L Action & l effet de la grace. La justification des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • justification — [jus΄tə fi kā′shən] n. [ME justificacioun < OFr justification < LL justificatio < justificare: see JUSTIFY] 1. a justifying or being justified 2. a fact that justifies or vindicates 3. Christian Theol. the state or condition, necessary… …   English World dictionary

  • Justification — (v. lat.), 1) Rechtfertigung einer Sache u. bei Rechnungen die nochmalige Durchsicht u. Feststellung ihrer Richtigkeit; 2) bei Appellationen u. anderen Rechtsmitteln die Ausführung der Gründe der Einwendung des Rechtsmittels …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Justification — Justification, latein. deutsch, Rechtfertigung; bei Appellationen die Angabe der Gründe warum das Rechtsmittel ergriffen wurde; bei Rechnungen die Prüfung derselben; Justificatur, Genehmigung, Bekräftigung; justificiren, rechtfertigen; hinrichten …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Justification —   [engl.], Blocksatz …   Universal-Lexikon

  • justification — (n.) late 14c., administration of justice, from L.L. iustificationem (nom. iustificatio), noun of action from pp. stem of iustificare (see JUSTIFY (Cf. justify)). Meaning action of justifying is from late 15c. Theological sense is from 1520s …   Etymology dictionary