Doctrines • False Doctrine
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Doctrine [Heb. leqaḥ] (Job 11:4); [Gk. didachḗ] (Rom. 16:17; 2 Jn. 9f); NEB also TEACHING; [didaskalía] (Mt. 15:9; Mk. 7:7; Eph. 4:14; Col. 2:22; 1 Tim. 1:10; 4:1, 6; Tit. 1:9; 2:1, 10); NEB also TEACHING, INSTRUCTION; [heterodidaskaléō] (“teach a different doctrine,” 1 Tim. 1:3); [lógos] (He.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
DOCTRINE. In the OT the word occurs chiefly as a translation of leqaḥ, meaning ‘what is received’ (Dt. 32:2; Jb. 11:4; Pr. 4:2; Is. 29:24). The idea of a body of revealed teaching is chiefly expressed by tôrâ, which occurs 216 times and is rendered as ‘law’.In the NT two words are used. didaskalia
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Doctrine (Lat. doctrina, from doceo “teach”).* That which has been taught (Gk. didachḗ, didaskalía; RSV also “teaching”). The KJV also uses the term in the archaic sense with regard to the act of instruction (e.g., Mark 4:2; Acts 2:42; 1 Tim. 4:13, 16).In contrast to the systematic doctrine
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Doctrine in the Church of England
Doctrine in the Church of England (1938). The Report of the Commission on Doctrine set up in 1922 by the Abps. of *Canterbury and *York. The Commission consisted of Anglican theologians of moderate *Catholic, *Evangelical, and *Modernist beliefs under the chairmanship first of H. M. Burge, Bp. of *Oxford,
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith
DoctrineThe term derives from the Latin word docere (“to teach”). In Contemporary usage it may mean the general teaching of the church (e.g., Christian doctrine), teachings of a church or tradition (e.g., Presbyterian; Reformed doctrine), or a specific tenet of faith (e.g., the doctrine of predestination).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
DOCTRINE — a body of beliefs about God, humankind, Christ, the church, and other related concepts considered authoritative and thus worthy of acceptance by all members of the community of faith.Christ condemned the doctrine of the Pharisees because it was of human origin (Matt. 15:9; Mark 7:7). By contrast,
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DOCTRINE<dok’-trin>: Latin doctrina, from doceo, “to teach,” denotes both the act of teaching and that which is taught; now used exclusively in the latter sense.
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Corpus Doctrinæ
Corpus Doctrinæ. Before the Form, of Conc. was issued, the various state churches had their “corpus doctr.” (body of doctrine), i.e. a collection of the confessional writings in force. The best known corpora were the “Philipicum” (1560), Saxony; “Pomeranicum” (1565), Pomerania; Brunswick (1563);” Prutenicum” (1567),
Weimar Disputation
Weimar Disputation. To preserve the pure Luth. doctrine, the Duke of Weimar ordered (1559) the Jena theologians to prepare a confutation. During the preparation a controversy arose between the theologians Flacius and Strigel. The latter landed in prison. Afterwards released, he was granted, at Weimar
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Fathers of the Christian Doctrine
Fathers of the Christian Doctrine.—Religious congregation. The aim of this congregation, and the spirit with which it was animated, were in close sympathy with the spirit and aim of the Ursulines. Founded by Cæsar de Bus, and approved by Clement VIII. in 1597, it subsequently coalesced with the Somaschans,
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Doctrine. This word in our Authorized Version represents several Hebrew and Greek words which denote sometimes knowledge and instruction (Deut. 32:2; Prov. 4:2); sometimes what one holds to be true (Job 11:4); and sometimes what is taught: 1. Generally (Matt. 16:12; Acts 17:19; Rom. 6:17; Heb. 6:2; 13:9).
Global Dictionary of Theology: A Resource for the Worldwide Church
DOCTRINEThe term doctrine (from the Latin doctrina, “teaching”) refers to the set of teachings that express the content of the Christian faith, including both things to be believed and things to be done. The scope of doctrine is exhaustive; that is, individual doctrines may cover the gamut of Christian
Pocket Dictionary of the Reformed Tradition
doctrine. The church’s teaching about God and the drama of *salvation as revealed in Scripture, appropriately informed but not ruled by *tradition, experience and cultural context. In contrast with viewing doctrine as either prescribed propositions or described experiences, the Reformed tradition regards
Key passages
1 Ti 6:3–5

If anyone teaches other doctrine and does not devote himself to the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that is in accordance with godliness, he is conceited, understanding nothing, but having a morbid interest concerning controversies and disputes about words, from which come …

2 Ti 4:2–4

preach the word, be ready in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all patience and instruction. For there will be a time when they will not put up with sound teaching, but in accordance with their own desires, they will accumulate for themselves teachers, because they have an …

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