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(from Gk.; fanaticism from Lat.; Ger. Schwärmerei). Belief that people receive special revelations of the Holy Spirit. Enthusiasts expect God to draw, enlighten, justify, and save them without means of grace.* Cf. FC Ep II 13; SD II 4, 46, 80. See also Ecstasy; Mennonite Churches, 2.

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