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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What is his religious doctrine to me, if he carries some good notions along with it?
Hutchinson's lectures soon caused a great disturbance; for the ministers of Boston did not think it safe and proper that a woman should publicly instruct the people in religious doctrines.
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.
St Valentine's Day in these times is not just for the followers of one religious doctrine or for those who uphold the ancient Roman tradition relating to the celebration of love, but its message of love has spread the world over.
The Council of Representatives issued a statement opposing any defamation of any religion, faith or religious doctrine through conventional media or social media websites.
KATE PARKE'S RECENT PIECE, "Critical Condition," rightly highlights the very real physical and economic harm that can befall patients when standard medical care is withheld from them in the name of religious doctrine.
Luchenitser also noted the risk that the church police would enforce religious doctrine in addition to or instead of secular laws.
The essays cover topics like the modern concept of childhood; the secularization of childhood, education and religion; children's literature/media and religion; and the domination of childhood through religious doctrine.
Unfortunately, "tolerance and understanding" are sadly lacking when it comes to religious doctrine.
Simply teaching religious doctrine, says Moore, should be part of the approachAaAaAeAeAaAeAe not the only one.
The renewal school, in direct contrast, argues that religious doctrine itself should be updated, and even corrected.
Al-Azhar's Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayyeb previously warned on his daily TV programme against allegedly orchestrated campaigns targeting Egyptian Muslim youth, to transfer their religious doctrine from Sunni to Shi'a Islam.