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dog·ma

(dog'mă),
A theory or belief that is formally stated, defined, and thought to be true.
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GK Chesterton wrote: 'Men who begin by boasting that they have cast away all dogmas go on to be incessantly, imprudently and quite irrationally dogmatic.
Dogmas by definition are considered to be infallible, free of error, and central to the faith, and so must be believed by all Catholics.
From this perspective, the Marian dogmas of the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption are "consonant" with the scriptures.
Peter Bouteneff, Sweeter than Honey, Orthodox Thinking on Dogmas and Truth, Crestwood, New York, St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2006, pp.
Creeds, doctrines, and dogmas dominated Christianity.
Before criticizing the two dogmas, the authors (in part two) elaborate their own working conception of shame.
The Brotherhood reveals its susceptibility to many dangerous dogmas as soon as it welcomes Invisible Man into its ranks, after his eviction speech.
In his seminal 1896 work A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom, Andrew Dickson White, the former president of Cornell University, famously cast the past as a long struggle between scientific truths and religious dogmas.
Speculative assumptions spared such practical tests often harden into dogmas, which are often used to buttress a political orthodoxy.
The two Marian dogmas of the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption, it seems to me, have played a crucial role in strengthening the Church in her resistance.
Controversial, and given contemporary Christian dogmas and theological discussions, sometimes iconoclastic, The Most Real Being is hallmarked with a logical consistency as it argues divine determinism being consistent with the concept of human free will and independent choice.
He supports the cause of Humanism ("To be loyal to a course that outreaches a person's own parochial interests is to widen the range of one's horizons as a person"), reminds us of our own broad horizons ("We have obligations both to present and future generations, and to the preservation, enhancement, and well-being of all life on the planet Earth"), and closes with an eye toward tomorrow ("It is time that we turn away from the ancient dogmas and doctrine of the past, and reach out to a new future").