What are efficacious?

  • (adj): Producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect.
    Example: "An efficacious law"
    Synonyms: effective, effectual
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on efficacious:

Congregatio De Auxiliis - Context of The Dispute
... Catholic theology holds on the one hand that the efficacious grace given for the performance of an action obtains, infallibly, man's consent and that ... promotion and predetermination grace is efficacious when, in addition to the assistance necessary for an action, it gives a physical impulsion by means of which God determines and applies our ... This is efficacious grace ...
Professional Practice Of Behavior Analysis - Application - Community Reinforcement and Family Training
... Thus it is no surprise many behavioral treatments would be found to be efficacious ... One efficacious approach is the community reinforcement approach ... approach has considerable research supporting it as efficacious ...
Luis Molina
... the Augustinian doctrines of predestination and efficacious grace with the new ideals of the Renaissance concerning human's free will ... and Thomism concerning the respective roles of free-will and efficacious grace, and the teachings of Martin Luther and John Calvin, excited violent controversy in ... question de auxiliis and of discussions about efficacious grace, and studious efforts were made to control the publication even of commentaries on Aquinas ...
Irresistible Grace - The Doctrine - Objections To The Doctrine - Lutheran
... who hear the free offer of the gospel, and an efficacious, inward work by the Holy Spirit ... The Word heard by those that resist it is just as efficacious as the Word preached to those that convert ... when humans reject the calling of the Holy Spirit, it is not a result of the Word being less efficacious ...
Evidence-based Practice - Research-based Evidence - Psychology
... Accordingly, a therapy is considered efficacious and specific if there is evidence from at least two settings that it is superior to a pill or psychological placebo or another bona fide treatment ... from two or more settings that the therapy is superior to no treatment it is considered efficacious ... the therapy is considered possibly efficacious pending replication ...

More definitions of "efficacious":

  • (adj): Marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect.
    Example: "Written propaganda is less efficacious than the habits and prejudices...of the readers"-Aldous Huxley; "the medicine is efficacious in stopping a cough"

Famous quotes containing the word efficacious:

    After the earthquake, which had destroyed three-quarters of Lisbon, the country’s wise men had found no more efficacious means of preventing total ruin than to give the people a fine auto-da-fé.
    Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694–1778)

    Vaccination is the medical sacrament corresponding to baptism. Whether it is or is not more efficacious I do not know.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)