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Virgin Birth

or virgin birth
n. Christianity
The doctrine that Jesus was miraculously begotten by God and born of the Virgin Mary without the agency of a human father.
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virgin birth

n
(Theology) another name for parthenogenesis2

Virgin Birth

n
(Theology) the doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father but was conceived solely by the direct intervention of the Holy Spirit so that Mary remained miraculously a virgin during and after his birth
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vir′gin birth′


n.
1. the theological doctrine that the conception and birth of Christ did not impair the virginity of Mary.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.virgin birth - human conception without fertilization by a manvirgin birth - human conception without fertilization by a man
agamogenesis, asexual reproduction - reproduction without the fusion of gametes
2.virgin birth - the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human fatherVirgin 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
Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
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Translations

virgin birth

njungfräuliche Geburt; (Biol) → Jungfernzeugung f
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Some, like Jacobus Handl's Resonet In Laudibus and Palestrina's Gloria, are full of a Virgin Birth which will change the world.
Booth studies "virgin birth", in which a female produces young without any contribution from a male.
He covers Christological methods, the election of Jesus Christ, the pre-existence of Christ, the fittingness of the virgin birth, Christ and the embryo, whether Christ was sinless or impeccable, materialist Christology, and multiple incarnations.
He does at least admit to believing in the virgin birth, although his advice to new Christians is that they do not also have to believe that the mother of Jesus was a virgin.
I was amused and concerned by the number of responses in the issues following Zander Dunn's March letter concerning a metaphorical interpretation of the virgin birth.
At that moment I realized that I no longer believed in Scripture; or in the god of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; the deity of Jesus; the virgin birth; the Nicene or Apostolic creeds.
Jesus was given a virgin birth and the pretend title of Son of God by Christians long after the alleged date of the crucifixion.
The airline are now considering naming one of their fleet planes Virgin Birth to commemorate the event.
In a manger -in a stable In Bethlehem -here on earth The Son of God was born of Mary It was a Virgin Birth.
Organisers say the show brings together everyone's favourite Christmas songs, and the group's version of the virgin birth.
2) On page 20 of volume 1, 5th paragraph from the top, we read "Jesus' father and mother took the child south into Egypt," implying that Joseph was Jesus' father; I think that the vast majority of Christians believe in the Virgin birth and would find the statement surprising--if not appalling.
The "sophisticated," Scalia asserted, believe that doctrines like the virgin birth, the divinity of Jesus and the resurrection are "extraordinarily ridiculous." He urged his listeners to "have the courage to reject the sophisticated world."