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Norma normans

(Lat. “the ruling rule”). Term applied to Scripture because it is the absolute norm of faith (norma primaria, norma decisionis), decisive by its own right. Scripture as the decisive norm is absolutely necessary, being the norm which decides whether doctrines are true or false. See also Norma normata.


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