Consecrated Phrases: A Latin Theological Dictionary
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A consecrated phrase refers to an expression that is used, often in a shorthand manner, to express a certain theological position or thought, such as ex opere operato, that expresses a significant position of Roman Catholic sacramental theology as defined at the Council of Trent, or finis operantis, which refers to the importance of the intention of the person ('the agent') in evaluating moral actions. Often these terms appear simply in a given theological text and little effort is made either to translate or to explain these terms. The aim of this dictionary is to compile, translate, and briefly explain these latin consecrated phrases, which are found with frequency in theological writings.