from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plural of solum.
- adv. By oneself; alone. Used as a stage direction to a female character.
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- n. Alternative form of shola.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See solus.
- n. A leguminous plant (Æschynomene aspera) growing in moist places in Southern India and the East Indies. Its pithlike stem is used for making hats, swimming-jackets, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A cry or call to attract the attention of one at a distance.
- Feminine of solo or solus. See solus.
- n. A tall leguminous swamp-plant, Æschynomene aspera, found widely in the Old World tropics.
- n. Same as sola topi.
In contrast, Martin Luther and his Reformers had 5 main slogans, all using the word "sola," which is the Latin word for "alone."
James, my point was that it's true that something other than the content of the Bible determined what would be in the Bible, as Protestants have always recognised, including those who gave us the phrase sola scriptura.
And, though they never used the phrase sola scritpura or "scripture alone," if they had used it they would have considered it to be a very Catholic concept.
The Latin text of the Heidelberg Catechism (1563) uses the expression sola fide in Q. 60 on justification.
Andreas Bodenstein von Karlstadt, before he radicalized, used the expression sola gratia repeatedly in his 1519 disputation.
The term sola fide ( "faith alone") is often associated with Luther.
The unfortunate use of the phrase "simple-minded fundamentalist literalism" is a reference not to religious fundamentalism per se (ie, that religious truth is factually true as well) but rather to what Catholics call sola scriptura.
Scripture is the divining rod for truth, and this follows Protestant maxims such as sola scriptura as the supreme voice of authority promoted in the Creation Museum itself.
The Catholic Church has always rejected the "sola" part, and my own theory is that this has kept the Church from falling into the traps and pitfalls of scriptural inerrancy.
Paraphrases on the gospels of John, Luke, and Mark frequently used phrases and terms such as sola fides and fiducia that were integral to Luther's theology, a tendency noted by the malevolent eye of the Paris theologian NoÃ«l BÃ©da, who was determined to prove that Erasmus was really a Lutheran and concluded