Arcani sentence example

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  • Such was the Disciplina arcani.
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  • Out of this grew up in the 3rd or 4th century what is known as the arcani disciplina, or secret discipline of the Church, involving the concealment from the uninitiated and unholy of the more sacred parts of the Christian cult, such as baptism and the eucharist, with their various accompaniments, including the Creed and the Lord's Prayer.
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  • In time this rule gave rise to what is called the Disciplina arcani.
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  • Pierre Battifol' is correct in supposing that the Disciplina arcani was more or less of a makebelieve, a bit of belletristic trifling on the part of the overrhetorical Fathers of the 4th and 5th centuries.
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  • With regard to the symbol of the cross, its public use dates from the time of Constantine, though, according to many Christian archaeologists it had, prior to that date, a very important place in the so-called "disciplina arcani."
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  • This teaching constituted the "holy secret" or "mystery" (disciplina arcani) of Christianity, and could only be imparted to those who were qualified to receive it.
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  • Semler, is "economy," which also occurs in the kindred sense of "reserve" (or of Disciplina Arcani - a modern term for the supposed early Catholic habit of reserving esoteric truths).
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