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Word: doctrine

Definition: teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal


Sentences Containing 'doctrine'

A number of hymns acknowledging this doctrine were sung in local congregations.
Although Brigham Young minimized the importance of this doctrine and declined to elaborate on the doctrine much further, there are those who contend that he continued to assert the doctrine until his death.
Amplification of 'the Perfect Virtue' in Chapter I (or "Broad and Highest Doctrine").
An exegesis has three components: the text, the doctrine, and the improvement.
As a result he was investigated by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Brigham Young and other adherents of the Adam–God doctrine claim that Smith was the originator of the doctrine, and that Smith privately taught them the doctrine before his death in 1844.
But if the doctrine of Fast-Fish be pretty generally applicable, the kindred doctrine of Loose-Fish is still more widely so.
But, except upon the doctrine of necessity, they never were just proofs, and consequently never were criminal.
Classes in Christian Doctrine (Catechism) are compulsory for Christian students.
Current doctrine allows both; there may need to be a change of emphasis.
DES CARTES insinuated that doctrine of the universal and sole efficacy of the Deity, without insisting on it.
Eventually, the fundamentalist understandings of the doctrine was publicly denounced as false.
His works deal with logically establishing the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta.
However, some other prominent members of the church took issue with the doctrine.
In these works he up holds the doctrine that all species, including man, are descended from other species.
It is a practice, not a doctrine, and the practice someday will be changed.
It was a novel idea of his to introduce after his discourses an abridgement of Christian doctrine.
It will then be incumbent on us, if we would maintain our doctrine, to produce the impression, or lively perception, which corresponds to it.
Madonna noted that could have happened to her and Penn had they followed the Roman Catholic doctrine and not filed for divorce.
Neither did he say that Brigham Young taught false doctrine.
Nevertheless, in 1854, after a great deal of controversy concerning the doctrine, Young minimized the importance of the doctrine, stating that the "subject ... does not immediately concern yours or my welfare...
Nothing, therefore, can be more innocent, at least, than this doctrine.
Now this is the very essence of necessity, according to the foregoing doctrine.
One planet in the Scientology doctrine is known as Helatrobus.
Resistance to the doctrine by Orson Pratt and others.
Respect the few and the many are happy—that is why it is called a crucial doctrine.” 13.
Safi has recently written objecting to the classical doctrine; “Evidently, the classical doctrine of war and peace has not been predicated on a comprehensive theory.
Sisters of the Christian Doctrine (Nancy)
The ablest teachers were engaged for him, and he was trained in the strict doctrine of the Stoic philosophy, which was his great delight.
The Bush Doctrine was greeted with accolades by many neoconservatives.
The decision in "Coffin" ruled that prior to adoption of the appropriation doctrine in the Colorado Constitution of 1876 that the riparian doctrine had never been the law in Colorado.
The doctrine of separation of powers was unknown in China until the 20th century.
The doctrine says that a Buddha has three "kāyas" or "bodies": Origins.
The dualist doctrine establishes a polar opposition between mind and body.
The historical context of the "Bush Doctrine" is examined and compared to Wolfowitz's PNAC philosophy.
The Jesus' Name doctrine includes the "Oneness" of God.
The learned among them confess the absurdity of this doctrine; but the practice still continues, in compliance to the vulgar.
The principal teaching from this analysis is the doctrine of dependent origination.
There is no doctrine in the church of any kind pertaining to the negro.
They should not be confused with the Spanish order of the Sisters of the Christian Doctrine (Mislata), which was founded in 1880.
This doctrine has been emphatically admitted by many geologists and palaeontologists, who, like E.
This doctrine is still extremely controversial.
This is the doctrine of Malthus, applied to the whole animal and vegetable kingdoms.
This was the earliest modern European example of the doctrine of command responsibility.
Unconventional warfare (United States Department of Defense doctrine)
Under the Adam–God doctrine, Adam had a number of roles.
Where, then, is the odiousness of that doctrine, which I teach in my school, or rather, which I examine in my gardens?
Whether or not Smith had secretly taught the doctrine, the first recorded explanation of the doctrine was by Brigham Young, who first taught the Adam–God doctrine at the church's spring General Conference on April 9, 1852.
Young's initial 1852 announcement of the doctrine was greeted by some as prophetic.
Zanchi had described the differences in the doctrine of the Eucharist between the Lutheran and Reformed as being relatively minor and also taught a strict Calvinist doctrine of predestination.

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