If, in the maiden days of the Dodson sisters, their Bibles opened more easily at some parts than others, it was because of dried tulip-petals, which had been distributed quite impartially, without preference for the historical, devotional, or doctrinal
. Their religion was of a simple, semi-pagan kind, but there was no heresy in it,--if heresy properly means choice,--for they didn't know there was any other religion, except that of chapel-goers, which appeared to run in families, like asthma.
He was doctrinally convinced that there was a total absence of merit in himself; but that doctrinal conviction may be held without pain when the sense of demerit does not take a distinct shape in memory and revive the tingling of shame or the pang of remorse.
Bulstrode's mind clad his most egoistic terrors in doctrinal references to superhuman ends.
There were men, too, of a sturdier texture of mind than his, and endowed with a far greater share of shrewd, hard iron, or granite understanding; which, duly mingled with a fair proportion of doctrinal
ingredient, constitutes a highly respectable, efficacious, and unamiable variety of the clerical species.
This was by no means an intended slight of that liturgy to which the divine alluded, but was the habit of a people who owed their very existence, as a distinct nation, to the doctrinal
character of their ancestors.
To him religion, understood as a reverent devotion to Divine things, was the most important element in life, and his love of pure truth was absolute; but he held that modern knowledge had entirely disproved the whole dogmatic and doctrinal
scheme of historic Christianity and that a new spiritual revelation was necessary.
First, sir, though we differ in some of the doctrinal
articles of religion
Besides, he had that mental combination which is at once humble in the region of mystery and keen in the region of knowledge: it was the depth of his reverence quite as much as his hard common sense which gave him his disinclination to doctrinal
religion, and he often checked Seth's argumentative spiritualism by saying, "Eh, it's a big mystery; thee know'st but little about it." And so it happened that Adam was at once penetrating and credulous.
Pius X "are mainly doctrinal
," the doctrinal
congregation will take full responsibility for them, Francis wrote in a Jan.
, Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives
However, there are far more inputs to doctrinal
changes than just concepts and other DOTMLPF-P solutions.
framework was established to create a true hierarchy (such that the manuals at the top drive those below) to facilitate the updating of doctrinal
publications, and to make it easier to access and understand the doctrinal
responsibility of each member of the profession.