virgin birth


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Virgin Birth

or virgin birth
n. Christianity
The doctrine that Jesus was miraculously begotten by God and born of the Virgin Mary without the agency of a human father.

virgin birth

n
(Theology) another name for parthenogenesis2

Virgin Birth

n
(Theology) the doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father but was conceived solely by the direct intervention of the Holy Spirit so that Mary remained miraculously a virgin during and after his birth

vir′gin birth′


n.
1. the theological doctrine that the conception and birth of Christ did not impair the virginity of Mary.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.virgin birth - human conception without fertilization by a manvirgin birth - human conception without fertilization by a man
agamogenesis, asexual reproduction - reproduction without the fusion of gametes
2.virgin birth - the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human fatherVirgin Birth - the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas
Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
Translations

virgin birth

njungfräuliche Geburt; (Biol) → Jungfernzeugung f
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Despite murmurings about attempts to censure the Moderator (which would almost certainly fail at a General Assembly where his only remaining duty is to retire gracefully) the argument about the Virgin Birth will not bring a new Disruption.
In fact, as Christians we should be proud that the new Kyproulla state would result from a virgin birth because the last time this happened was a little over 2,000 years ago and it produced the Messiah.
The only other incidence of a recorded virgin birth was written in the Bible.
SOME Catholic priests don't believe in God while others think the virgin birth is "nonsensical," a former seminarian has claimed.
If we believe in God, miracles such as the virgin birth of Christ present no difficulty, as the Almighty is not subject to our human limitations - "For with God nothing will be impossible" (Luke 1:37).
In other case a female copperhead snake that never mated gave a virgin birth.
Every country I know that has had IMF or World Bank programmes has only impoverished the poor and enriched the rich" - Imran Khan, former Pakistani cricketer turned politician "There is too much apologising - and I am afraid the English Anglicans are bad at this - for the magic in religion, making concessions on the Virgin Birth or the Resurrection.
Her reinterpretations of the masculine nature of God and the Virgin birth as parthenogenic will resonate with contemporary feminists.
AN UNHOLY row has broken out after a retired minister was accused of blasphemy after claiming Christianity had "caused great evil" and that the virgin birth was a fantasy.
I was amused and concerned by the number of responses in the issues following Zander Dunn's March letter concerning a metaphorical interpretation of the virgin birth.
They committed themselves to believing in a Garden of Eden that couldn't be located, a great flood for which there was no geological record, the virgin birth, and the physical resurrection of Jesus.
He is reported to have said that there is no such thing as eternal damnation, the virgin birth nor the resurrection.