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It is a haphazard mixture of life and doctrine. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Most religious doctrine advances intellectually challenging accounts of history. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Foreign policy doctrines are impossible to pursue with consistency, for each case is unlike any other. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They now deal with questions of doctrine and practice and some other aspects of Church life. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Similarly, the religious right preaches a doctrine of reassurance. In God's Country: travels in the Bible belt, USA. (1989)If they do not, they will be swiftly identified as places where extremist doctrines or sloppy practices hold sway. Times, Sunday Times (2007)According to a recent study, doctrine and church beliefs were found to be the most important reasons why adults switch churches. Christianity Today (2000)Yet it hit home, reflecting the doctrine of the religious right that dust we are and unto dust we shall return. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The influence of religious doctrine is not exerted through the actor's coming to a conviction and then acting upon it in a rational sense. Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings (1995)For the question was not "Does Catholic doctrine permit divorce? Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)Secondly, we are dealing with religious images, not religious doctrines. Sociology and Religion: A Collection of Readings (1995)But was theirs also a doctrine of religious intolerance - and intolerance of religion - and xenophobia? Times, Sunday Times (2010)It completely transformed the idea of " Catholic social doctrine", which had come to mean in effect "papal social doctrine". Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)
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British English: doctrine NOUN
A doctrine is a set of principles or beliefs, especially religious ones.
...the Marxist doctrine of perpetual revolution.
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