Dogma
Dogma is a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true. It serves as part of the primary basis of an ideology or belief system, and it cannot be changed or discar...
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Roman Catholic dogma
In the Roman Catholic Church, a dogma is an article of faith revealed by God, which the magisterium of the Church presents as necessary to be believed if one freely chooses to be a Catholic. For examp...
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Cognitive inertia
Cognitive inertia refers to the tendency for beliefs or sets of beliefs to endure once formed. In particular, cognitive inertia describes the human inclination to rely on familiar assumptions and exhi...
Roman Catholic Mariology
Roman Catholic Mariology is the systematic study of the person of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of her place in the economy of salvation, within the theology of the Catholic Church.In the Catholic persp...
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Doctrine
Doctrine (from Latin: doctrina or possibly from Sanskrit: dukrn) is a codification of beliefs or a body of teachings or instructions, taught principles or positions, as the essence of teachings in...
Confirmation bias
Confirmation bias, also called myside bias, is the tendency to search for, interpret, or recall information in a way that confirms one's beliefs or hypotheses. It is a type of cognitive bias and a sys...
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Argumentum ad lapidem
Argumentum ad lapidem (Latin: "to the stone") is a logical fallacy that consists in dismissing a statement as absurd without giving proof of its absurdity. The form of argument employed by such dismis...
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Virgen de los desamparados
The Our Lady of the Forsaken ('Virgen de los Desamparados', 'Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados' Valencian: Mare de Déu dels Desamparats, [ˈmaɾe ðe ˈðew ðeɫz ðezampaˈɾats]) is a Catholic apparitio...
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Woman of the Apocalypse
The Woman of the Apocalypse is a figure from Chapter 12 of the Book of Revelation (ca. 95 AD). Her identity has been the subject of a wide variety of interpretations.
From the Book of Revelation, ...
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Our Lady Mediatrix of All Graces
Our Lady, Mediatrix of All Grace (Spanish: Nuestra Senora Medianera de toda gracia; Italian: La Madonna Mediatrice di tutte le grazie; Tagalog: Aming Inang Tagapamagitan ng lahat ng Biyaya...
Crank (person)
"Crank" is a pejorative term used for a person who holds an unshakable belief that most of his or her contemporaries consider to be false. A crank belief is so wildly at variance with those commonly h...
Religious offense
Religious offense means any action which offends religious sensibilities and arouses serious negative emotions in people with strong belief and which is usually associated with an orthodox response to...
Experimenter's bias
In experimental science, experimenter's bias, also known as research bias, is a subjective bias towards a result expected by the human experimenter. For example, it occurs when scientists unconsciousl...
True-believer syndrome
True-believer syndrome is an informal or rhetorical term used by M. Lamar Keene in his 1976 book The Psychic Mafia. Keene used the term to refer to people who continued to believe in a paranormal even...
Michael Schmaus
Michael Schmaus (17 July 1897 – 8 December 1993) was a German Roman Catholic theologian and specializing in dogmatics.
Schmaus was born in Oberbaar, Bavaria.He was ordained a priest in 1922 and go...
De fide
De fide (of the faith) is a "theological note" or "theological qualification" that indicates that some religious doctrine is an essential part of Catholic faith and that denial of it is heresy.The doc...
Mediatrix of all graces
Mediatrix of All Graces is a special Marian title that some Roman Catholics give to the Blessed Virgin Mary as the mother of Jesus Christ, encompassing the belief that all the graces and blessings tha...
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Hans Iwand
Hans Joachim Iwand [haːns joːaxɪm iːvaːnd] (b. 11. July 1899 in Pisary, Poland; d. 2. May 1960 in Bonn) was a German Lutheran theologian. Iwand's thought was considerably influenced by Karl Barth.
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Dormition of the Theotokos
The Dormition of the Mother of God (Greek: Κοίμησις Θεοτόκου, Koímēsis Theotokou often anglicized as Kimisis, Slavonic: Успение Пресвятыя Богородицы, Uspenie Presvetia Bogoroditsi) is a Great Feas...
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Primacy of the Bishop of Rome
The primacy of the Bishop of Rome is an ecclesiastical doctrine concerning the respect and authority that is due to the Bishop of Rome from other bishops and their sees. Together with the Filioque c...
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Ipse dixit
Ipse dixit, Latin for "he, himself, said it", is a term used to identify and describe a sort of arbitrary dogmatic statement, which the speaker expects the listener to accept as valid. The fallacy of ...
Dogmatic fact
The term dogmatic fact is employed in the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, in a wide sense, to mean any fact connected with a dogma, and on which the application of the dogma to a particular cas...
Sebastiaan Tromp
Sebastiaan Peter Cornelis Tromp, S.J. (16 March 1889 – 8 February 1975) was a Dutch Jesuit priest, theologian, and Latinist, who is best known for assisting Pope Pius XII in his theological encyc...
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Semmelweis reflex
The Semmelweis reflex or "Semmelweis effect" is a metaphor for the reflex-like tendency to reject new evidence or new knowledge because it contradicts established norms, beliefs or paradigms.The term ...
Galileo affair
The Galileo affair (Italian: Processo a Galileo Galilei) was a sequence of events, beginning around 1610, culminating with the trial and condemnation of Galileo Galilei by the Roman Catholic Inqui...
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Jacobus de Voragine
Blessed Jacobus de Varagine or Voragine (Italian: Giacomo da Varazze, Jacopo da Varazze (c. 1230 – July 13 or July 16, 1298) was an Italian chronicler and archbishop of Genoa. He was the aut...
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