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confession of faith

confession (def 5).
1530-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Technically, dogma is an agreed-upon confession of faith by a community of believers.
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formal statement of doctrinal belief ordinarily intended for public avowal by an individual, a group, a congregation, a synod, or a church; confessions are similar to creeds, although usually more extensive. They are especially associated with the churches of the Protestant Reformation. A brief treatment of confessions of faith follows. For full treatment, see creed.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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