church doctrine


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Noun1.church 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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It might seem singular that Nancy--with her religious theory pieced together out of narrow social traditions, fragments of church doctrine imperfectly understood, and girlish reasonings on her small experience--should have arrived by herself at a way of thinking so nearly akin to that of many devout people, whose beliefs are held in the shape of a system quite remote from her knowledge--singular, if we did not know that human beliefs, like all other natural growths, elude the barriers of system.
Among the Ruins: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Catholic Church provides a modern critical survey of the Church since the changes of the 1960s by Vatican II, but goes beyond examining church doctrine to pinpoint a damning trend of corruption and decline.
With gender inequality proponents such as Augustine and Thomas Aquinas shaping church doctrine, opposing views of any kind, let alone those belonging to women thinkers, have long been unwelcome.
A ROMAN Catholic Church official on Monday said the call of Pope Francis for the Church and Christian communities to apologize for their treatment of gays and other groups throughout history did not mean a change in the Church doctrine on homosexuality.
In the 256-page document The Joy Of Love, Francis makes no change in church doctrine, but in selectively citing his predecessors and emphasising his own teachings, he makes clear that he wants a revolution in the way priests accompany Catholics.
Most of the papers focus on legal precedents and developments in specific countries, but two of the chapters explore Christian church doctrine on transgenderism and the spiritual dimensions of gender transition.
The overtures were referred to Justice Ministries and/or the Committee on Church Doctrine.
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?
Church doctrine was not always flexible enough to accommodate expected masculine gender roles, particularly male membership in political and economic institutions or participation in important male communal practices.
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.
Conservatives insist that restating church doctrine is the best answer to families in crisis, and progressives want to treat family problems with a more accommodating, case-by-case pastoral practice.
avoid statements that are ambiguous with regard to Church doctrine or could be read as contrary to it.