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article of faith

n. pl. articles of faith
A very basic belief not to be doubted.

article of faith

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1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity any of the clauses or propositions into which a creed or other statement of doctrine is divided
2. a deeply held belief
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Noun1.article of faith - (Christianity) any of the sections into which a creed or other statement of doctrine is divided
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
dogma, tenet - a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
2.article of faith - an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
belief - any cognitive content held as true
amateurism - the conviction that people should participate in sports as a hobby (for the fun of it) rather than for money
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This hath been strongly urged in defence of Homer's miracles; and it is perhaps a defence; not, as Mr Pope would have it, because Ulysses told a set of foolish lies to the Phaeacians, who were a very dull nation; but because the poet himself wrote to heathens, to whom poetical fables were articles of faith.
d'Artagnan, and that your words have all been to me so many articles of faith.
The last two clauses of these articles of faith appealed to the ruffians so strongly that they would have subscribed to anything, even daily mass, and a bath, had that been necessary to admit them to the service of Norman of Torn.
8) Lutherans in mission contexts accept Lutheran doctrines and articles of faith, not because Luther or Melanchthon wrote them, but because they are based on scripture as the chief authority.
In an edifying and amazing vision, around a century ago, Western missionaries in Korea hoped that the Twelve Articles of Faith would be "the Confession of Faith, not only for the churches of India and Korea, but of all the Presbyterian churches of Asia, and prove a bond between them".
Leith-Ross not only describes their lives and times, including the transition from father to son as premier horticulturists, but also lists the plants received from 1629-33 and in 1634 as well as the amazing list of rarities in the Musaeum Tradescentianum, including its eggs, birds, books, costumes, instruments of war, articles of faith imperial medals, and specimens of animals and plants from as far away as Russia, Africa and America.
About a third of the book is devoted to presenting the "95 Theses or Articles of Faith for a Christianity for the Third Millennium" that he wrote on that early morning in Germany.
It is rather a confused posture that thinks that all articles of faith are to be either accepted or rejected.
Minor Threat, The Offenders, Black Flag, Articles of Faith, Poison Idea, Negative Approach, and Bad Brains were washed over by muscle-bound nightmares stuck in a tattoo-y confusion of whom to hit and where to place all the chugga chugga solos.
As to the credal doctrines of pathogenesis and the bodily resurrection of Christ they can still be defended as what they are - articles of faith based on the contents of Holy Scripture.
In the Soviet Union it was the state that refused to wither away, in Islam it is the Quran, and in the United States it is the oral law and the growth imperative both accepted as articles of faith.