religious doctrine


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Noun1.religious doctrine - the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that groupreligious 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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She mixed up Swedenborg's teachings on angels and departed spirits, on love to one's neighbor and purity of life, with wild fancies, and kindred beliefs of her own; and preached the visionary religious doctrines thus derived, not only in the bailiff's household, but also on proselytizing expeditions to the households of her humble neighbors, far and near.
16) In every involvement or interference by government officials in "controversies over religious doctrine and practice," (17) we think, the "hazards are ever present of inhibiting the free development of religious doctrine and of implicating secular interests in matters of purely ecclesiastical concern.
I am terrified of restrictive religious doctrine, having learned from history that when men who adhere to any form of it are in control, common men like me are in peril.
The policy also states that ``materials must not promote nor discourage any particular religious doctrine.
George Washington went as far as to say America was founded on no religious doctrine.
He began formulating his religious doctrine at the age of 11 in the Salvation Army.
Mr Diamond said: ``We assert that this is a valid philosophical doctrine and in addition it is founded on a religious doctrine to which elevated status must be given by the court.
She frequently discussed (and later, as her conversion to Protestantism became more decisive, argued) religious doctrine with priests.
One of his main contentions, in fact, was that religious doctrine is knowledge, and that it is indefensible for a university to omit theology from its circle of studies.
The original meaning of mystical included the common Christian awareness - at whatever degree - of a divine presence in Scripture, religious doctrine, liturgy, and nature.
Often, proponents of the amendment claim that permitting same-gender marriages would force churches to marry same-gender couples against their religious doctrine, thus infringing on the free exercise of their religion," he asserted.
This work, by incorporating a large body of documentary materials within its text, gives an account of the events surrounding the massacre and also provides significant context in terms of the millennial religious doctrine of the Mormons, who believed that they and the Native Americans were charged with establishing a sovereign political entity in North America's Great Basin as a condition of the second coming of Christ, and the conflict that such a belief had led to with the federal government.