church doctrine

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: doctrine - the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that groupchurch doctrine - the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
original sin - a sin said to be inherited by all descendants of Adam; "Adam and Eve committed the original sin when they ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden"
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
confession - the document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)
ahimsa - a Buddhist and Hindu and especially Jainist doctrine holding that all forms of life are sacred and urging the avoidance of violence
dogma, tenet - a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
ecumenicalism, ecumenicism, ecumenism - (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, Immaculate Conception - (Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived
Incarnation - (Christianity) the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ
Nicene Creed - (Christianity) a formal creed summarizing Christian beliefs; first adopted in 325 and later expanded
real presence - (Christianity) the Christian doctrine that the body of Christ is actually present in the Eucharist
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The issue of war was no longer so much about war as such or even justified war, but rather about what to do with the enemy: Was it permissible according to church doctrine to kill non-Christians?
Without changing church doctrine, the 275 synod "fathers" on Saturday approved a 94-point final document endorsing Francis' call for a more merciful and less judgmental church.
avoid statements that are ambiguous with regard to Church doctrine or could be read as contrary to it.
Secondly, according to Catholic Church doctrine, Papal Encyclicals are to be read and cited in full.
The slate for the Church Doctrine Committee had four names of members continuing for a second term and three names for new members.
But the Argentine-born pontiff has shown no sign of easing his firm disapproval of gay marriage or shifting Church doctrine that homosexual acts are intrinsically sinful even if homosexuality itself is not.
Church doctrine upholds that divorced and remarried Catholics are sinned but there had been calls for mercy for such Catholics.
Francis has asserted church doctrine on the matter but has called for a more merciful, pastoral approach.
Though the result of the survey was shocking, the bishops publicized the results with much eagerness and moral theologians have warned that the church doctrine won't change.
He has already re-iterated that the Synod will be based on Church doctrine and not on public opinion, although preparations will include an assessment of Catholics' attitudes toward relevant Church teachings.
regard to never had public bottled water capacity Sefton He should not try to qualify this by saying that church doctrine is to treat "homosexuals with respect, compassion and sensitivity" because I am sure gay Christian folk like Andy would rather be treated equally, right down the aisle.
After Perich threatened to file a discrimination case under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the church dismissed her, claiming she had violated church doctrine on resolving disputes internally by Christian principles.