English noun: state of grace
|1.||state of grace (state) (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence|
|Samples||The conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin.|
It was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church.
The Virgin lived in a state of grace.
|Synonyms||grace, saving grace|
|Domain category||Christian theology|