EX OPERE OPERATO


EX OPERE OPERATO
   a medieval CHRISTIAN theological CONCEPT expressing the idea that the SACRAMENTS are effective regardless of the worth of either the Minister or the recipient. In this way they become at best mechanical, at worst MAGICAL. BAPTISM for example was believed to result in the SALVATION of individuals regardless of the personal FAITH or lifestyle of the person concerned. The idea was rejected by PROTESTANTS who insisted on the importance of personal faith and individual commitment and BELIEF.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • Ex opere operato — is a Latin phrase meaning from the work done referring to the efficacy of the Sacraments deriving from the action of the Sacrament as opposed to the merits or holiness of the priest or minister. According to the teaching of the Catholic Church,… …   Wikipedia

  • Ex opere operato — (lat.: „durch die vollzogene Handlung“, „das, was durch das Tun an sich geschieht ) heißt: etwas wirkt unabhängig von der Einstellung dessen, der es tut, und unabhängig von der Einstellung dessen, an dem und für den es getan wird. In der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ex opere operato — ex ọpere operato   [lateinisch »durch die vollzogene Handlung«], in der katholischen Dogmatik Bezeichnung für die »objektive« Wirkungsweise der Sakramente aufgrund ihres richtigen Vollzugs. * * * ex ọpe|re ope|ra|to [lat. = durch die vollzogene …   Universal-Lexikon

  • ex opere operato — ˈräd.(ˌ)ō Etymology: Medieval Latin, literally, from the work done : in virtue of the action used of a sacrament considered independently of the merits of the minister or the recipient; compare ex opere operantis …   Useful english dictionary

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  • ex opere operato —    This Latin phrase (meaning from the work performed ) refers to those actions whose grace or validitydepends on the performance of the work, not on the merits of the one performing the action; for example, the validity of thesacraments depends… …   Glossary of theological terms

  • ex opere operantis — ek|sōpərēˌōpəˈräntə̇s Etymology: Medieval Latin, literally, from the work of the worker : in virtue of the agent used of a sacrament considered in relation to the conditions required for its valid administration or for its worthy reception;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sacraments — • Presents the necessity, the nature, the origin and cause, the number, the effects, the minister, and the recipient of the Sacraments Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sacraments     Sacraments …   Catholic encyclopedia

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