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dog·mat·ic school

ancient Greek school or tradition in medicine whose members were the successors to or followers of Hippocrates; they based their conceptions of disease upon the humoral theory and their practice upon experience and sound reasoning, and were comparatively free from fads, speculative theories, and dogma, which the term dogmatic falsely implies.

dogmatic

(dog-mă′tĭk)
1. Pert. to dogma or doctrine, e.g., of a religion.
2. Pert. to the expression of opinions in an uncompromising, arrogant manner.
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He did not teach about God in dogmatic formulations or definitions.
After a year at Tubingen (1966-67), Father Ratzinger was called to teach dogmatic theology at Regensburg in Bavaria, away from the increasing Marxist influences in elsewhere Germany.
Interestingly, Curran demonstrates that during the 1880s-90s, when the 'ultramontanist' church was imposing the unitary method of Thomistic neoscholasticism on dogmatic theology, a 'methodological pluralism' existed in American Catholic moral theology.
Gasparo Contarini, the polished patrician, savvy diplomat, impoverished cardinal and idealistic but impractical church reformer, was busy about two enterprise in the first half of the sixteenth century: the political and diplomatic developments in Venetian civic policy and the dogmatic and ecclesiastical maneuverings in Roman curial administration.
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Noting the "happy coincidence" that Easter fell on the same day in 2004 on both calendars, John Paul II renewed a proposal for all Christians to celebrate Easter on the same date expressed in the Second Vatican Council's dogmatic Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy.
She was a smiling size 3, with the dogmatic demeanor of a civics teacher combined with the cheery devotion of a Jehovah's Witness on a Skid Row corner.
The doctrine of the resurrection of the body admittedly raises all sorts of conceptual, hermeneutical, and dogmatic puzzles.
Hume, Kant wrote, "interrupted my dogmatic slumber, and gave my investigations in the field of speculative philosophy a quite new direction.
Former prime ministers Brian Mulroney and Jean Chretien have stacked the appeal courts with so many dogmatic gay-rights ideologues that an appellant in a case like Kempling's is exceedingly unlikely to get a fair hearing.
Do you think it was political suicide, as many of your detractors have inferred, to take such a strident, dogmatic and unbending approach to removing a popular president when the economy is strong, unemployment is low and life is good?
Bednar focuses on the significance of imagination for Lynch's understanding of faith, and sees this understanding as a response to the excessively conceptual, dogmatic, and objectivist idea of faith in late nineteenth- and twentieth-century Catholic scholasticism.