religious doctrine

religious doctrine

noun
the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group 
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religious doctrine

the explication and officially acceptable version of a religious teaching. The development of doctrines and dogmas has significantly affected the traditions, institutions, and practices of the religions of the world. Doctrines and dogmas also have influenced and been influenced by the ongoing development of secular history, science, and philosophy.

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