Religion Past and Present

Get access
Search Results: | 5 of 6 |

(4,252 words)

[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 or on fo…

Cite this page
Wiegers, Gerard A., Herms, Eilert, Schoberth, Ingrid and Nipkow, Karl Ernst, “Doctrine”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

▲   Back to top   ▲