dogma

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chain of connected ideas or passages or objects so arranged that each member is closely related to the preceding and following members (especially a series of patristic comments elucidating Christian dogma) catena
Italian pope from 1846 to 1878 who in 1854 declared the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti , Giovanni Mastai-Ferretti , Pius IX
rebel against church dogma heretic
person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church heretic , misbeliever , religious outcast
(Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived Immaculate Conception , Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary
controversy (especially over a belief or dogma) polemic
ancient indigenous religion of Japan lacking formal dogma; characterized by a veneration of nature spirits and of ancestors Shinto , Shintoism
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