In Rome Modalism was the doctrine which prevailed from Victor to Calixtus or Callistus (c. 190-220).
The teaching of Sabellius himself was very closely allied to the older Modalism ("Patripassianism") of Noetus and Praxeas, but was distinguished from it by its more careful theological elaboration and by the account it took of the Holy Spirit.
The other species, Modalism, has its most important type historically in Sabellianism.
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