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Doctrine
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[German Version]

I. Religious Studies – II. Systematic Theology

I. Religious Studies

Doctrine is an oral or written system of traditions regarding the content of faith (Dogma, Revelation, Truth) and the implementations of faith (Rite and ritual). A doctrine assumes a community that defines itself through the establishment of orthodox thinking and correct conduct. The authority of doctrine may be founded on charisma o…

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Wiegers, Gerard A., Herms, Eilert, Schoberth, Ingrid and Nipkow, Karl Ernst, “Doctrine”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 March 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_12825>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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