doctrinal doctrinal  /ˈdɑk trə nəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) relating to or involving or preoccupied with doctrine

Usage(s):

  1. Of the handful of priests expelled from the Roman Catholic Church in modern times for doctrinal error, none was more celebrated than Boston Jesuit Leonard Feeney.
  2. That appeal led to Packer's current role as a doctrinal Solomon whose pronouncements as executive editor at the magazine Christianity Today exert influence beyond its 340,000 readers.
  3. The notion of doctrinal divisions among opponents of the Vietnam War must seem ridiculously arcane to most people today.

News

  1. The Pope and the Archbishop

    About the only thing that Pope Francis and the Most Rev. Justin Welby share is the fact that they are outsiders in their respective churches. Beyond that, institutional and doctrinal differences remain deep.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Pope's remarks on religious orders confirmed 'in a general sense'

    Pope Francis' purported remarks to a group of nuns and priests from Latin America that they should not worry if they found themselves under doctrinal scrutiny were confirmed "in a general sense" by the group Tuesday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

  3. Pope's remarks on religious orders confirmed, 'generally'

    Pope Francis's purported remarks to a group of nuns and priests from Latin America that they should not worry if they found themselves under doctrinal scrutiny were confirmed "in a general sense" by the group Tuesday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

Quotes

  1. At the weekend, Government equalities minister Maria Eagle said that "while the state would not intervene in narrowly ritual or doctrinal matters" it would tell churches what to do in other areas.
    on May 21, 2009 By: Maria Eagle Source: The Christian Institute

  2. "We ask Allah that they only get out after losing 200,000 to 300,000 killed, so that we give the blood spillers in Washington and Europe an unforgettable lesson to motivate them to review their entire doctrinal and moral system," Zawahiri said...
    on May 5, 2007 By: Ayman al-Zawahri Source: NEWS.com.au

  3. Of his foundation, Mr Blair said the aim was not to throw "all the faiths in a doctrinal melting pot and coming out with the world religion as it were, that's not what it's about". "At the moment, you've still got really quite profound...
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Tony Blair Source: NEWS.com.au

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