theological doctrine


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Noun1.theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
theanthropism - (theology) the doctrine that Jesus was a union of the human and the divine
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
foreordination, predetermination, preordination, predestination - (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
Neoplatonism - a system of philosophical and theological doctrines composed of elements of Platonism and Aristotelianism and oriental mysticism; its most distinctive doctrine holds that the first principle and source of reality transcends being and thought and is naturally unknowable; "Neoplatonism was predominant in pagan Europe until the 6th century"; "Neoplatonism was a major influence on early Christian writers and on later medieval and Renaissance thought and on Islamic philosophy"
spiritualism - (theology) any doctrine that asserts the separate existence of God
Christology - a religious doctrine or theory based on Jesus or Jesus' teachings
antinomianism - the theological doctrine that by faith and God's grace a Christian is freed from all laws (including the moral standards of the culture)
Thomism - the comprehensive theological doctrine created by Saint Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century and still taught by the Dominicans
Arianism - heretical doctrine taught by Arius that asserted the radical primacy of the Father over the Son
Athanasianism - the theological doctrine taught by Athanasius that Christ the Son is of the same substance as God the Father
Behmenism, Boehmenism - the mystical theological doctrine of Jakob Boehme that influenced the Quakers
consubstantiation - the doctrine of the High Anglican Church that after the consecration of the Eucharist the substance of the body and blood of Christ coexists with the substance of the consecrated bread and wine
Episcopalianism - the theological doctrine of church government by bishops
Byzantinism, Caesaropapism, Erastianism - the doctrine that the state is supreme over the church in ecclesiastical matters
Hinayanism - the religious doctrine of Hinayana Buddhism
Jansenism - the Roman Catholic doctrine of Cornelis Jansen and his disciples; salvation is limited to those who are subject to supernatural determinism and the rest are assigned to perdition
Mahayanism - the religious doctrine of Mahayana Buddhism
Marcionism - the Christian heresy of the 2nd and 3rd centuries that rejected the Old Testament and denied the incarnation of God in Jesus as a human
chiliasm, millenarianism, millenarism, millenniumism - belief in the Christian doctrine of the millennium mentioned in the Book of Revelations
Monophysitism - a Christian heresy of the 5th and 6th centuries that challenged the orthodox definition of the two natures (human and divine) in Jesus and instead believed there was a single divine nature
Monothelitism - the theological doctrine that Christ had only one will even though he had two natures (human and divine); condemned as heretical in the Third Council of Constantinople
Nestorianism - the theological doctrine (named after Nestorius) that Christ is both the son of God and the man Jesus (which is opposed to Roman Catholic doctrine that Christ is fully God)
Pelagianism - the theological doctrine put forward by Pelagius which denied original sin and affirmed the ability of humans to be righteous; condemned as heresy by the Council of Ephesus in 431
Quakerism - the theological doctrine of the Society of Friends characterized by opposition to war and rejection of ritual and a formal creed and an ordained ministry
rationalism - the theological doctrine that human reason rather than divine revelation establishes religious truth
reincarnation - the Hindu or Buddhist doctrine that a person may be reborn successively into one of five classes of living beings (god or human or animal or hungry ghost or denizen of Hell) depending on the person's own actions
Rosicrucianism - the theological doctrine that venerates the rose and the cross as symbols of Christ's Resurrection and redemption; claims various occult powers
synergism - the theological doctrine that salvation results from the interaction of human will and divine grace
total depravity - the Calvinist doctrine that everyone is born in a state of corruption as a result of original sin
transubstantiation - the Roman Catholic doctrine that the whole substance of the bread and the wine changes into the substance of the body and blood of Christ when consecrated in the Eucharist
universalism - the theological doctrine that all people will eventually be saved
Nativity, Virgin Birth - the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas
Docetism - the heretical doctrine (associated with the Gnostics) that Jesus had no human body and his sufferings and death on the cross were apparent rather than real
References in classic literature ?
The contest embraced within its compass not only theological doctrines, but political principles, and Maurice and Barnevelt were the temporal leaders of the same rival factions, of which Episcopius and Polyander were the ecclesiastical champions.
but there is a Theological doctrine of what we call 'communion of saints.
It describes the main characteristics of the work of Muslim scholar Al-Maturidi, who created a theological doctrine which is still current in many Sunni schools of Islam.
As an ecumenical trio of virtues, faith, hope and love are to be lived out not as theoretical concepts or theological doctrine, but in the life, flesh and blood of our churches.
95--Beginning with Cicero's de natura deorum which recounts the inconsistencies of Plato's views on god and the divine, the enigma of Plato's theological doctrine remains an enduring one.
What Jesus imparts is not necessarily a profound theological doctrine but an attitude of mind and spirit that he described as "meek and humble of heart.
Of special interest is a chapter on Eckhart's Christology, an element of his theological doctrine that is often overlooked.
Dreisbach makes a similar argument, insisting that limited government, federalism, separation of powers, the rule of the law and the three branches of federal government spring from the Founders' "belief in the Reformed theological doctrine of humankind's radical depravity and the attendant necessity to check mankind's fallen nature.
A rare counter-voice emerged in the person of Marie-Dominique Chenu (1895-1990), highly esteemed by all the contributors to this volume, who was convinced that Aquinas was Augustine's 'faithful disciple, both in theological doctrine and in the quality of this spirituality' (xii).
Bury gives us a good understanding of the hows and whys of ancient and early medieval evangelization: "If Christianity had offered to people only its new theological doctrine with the hope of eternal life and its new ethical ideals; if it had come simple and unadorned without an armoury of mysteries, miracles, and rites; if it had risen to the height of rejecting magic, not because it was wicked, but because it was absurd--it could never have won half the world" on faith, hope, and charity.
But like love of neighbor, it is a theological doctrine before it is either philosophical or legal.
Carmon Hardy (Professor Emeritus of History at California State University, Fullerton) is a history of the peculiar theological doctrine of 'Celestial Marriage' that commanded male members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints under the successive leadership of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, and John Taylor to practice polygamy as a form of sanctified marriage.

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