Sententia communis

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In Roman Catholic theology, Sententia communis refers to popular beliefs which are widely held, and generally accepted by theologians, but not dogmatically asserted.[1] These are below the Theologica certa level (which are theologically inferred) but above the Sententia probabilis level (i.e. probable) in the hierarchy of dogmatic beliefs for Roman Catholics.

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  1. ^ Fundamentals of Catholic dogma b Ludwig Ott, 1964, Herder, ASIN: B002BZOUAI page 10