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doctrine
used in The Screwtape Letters

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Definition
a belief (or system of beliefs or principles) accepted as authoritative by some group
  • The real fun is working up hatred between ... [them] when neither party could possibly state the difference between, say, Hooker's doctrine and Thomas Aquinas', in any form which would hold water for five minutes.
    Chapter 16 (83% in)
doctrine = beliefs
  • He doesn't think of doctrines as primarily "true" of "false", but as "academic" or "practical", "outworn" or "contemporary", "conventional" or "ruthless".
    Chapter 1 (17% in)
  • The Enemy will also try to render real in the patient's mind a doctrine which they all profess but find it difficult to bring home to their feelings—the doctrine that they did not create themselves, that their talents were given them, and that they might as well be proud of the colour of their hair.
    Chapter 14 (89% in)
  • The Enemy will also try to render real in the patient's mind a doctrine which they all profess but find it difficult to bring home to their feelings—the doctrine that they did not create themselves, that their talents were given them, and that they might as well be proud of the colour of their hair.
    Chapter 14 (91% in)
  • I don't mean on really doctrinal issues; about those, the more lukewarm he is the better.
    Chapter 16 (77% in)
  • And it isn't the doctrines on which we chiefly depend for producing malice.
    Chapter 16 (78% in)
  • You will find that a good many Christian-political writers think that Christianity began going wrong, and departing from the doctrine of its Founder, at a very early stage.
    Chapter 23 (19% in)
  • The earliest converts were converted by a single historical fact (the Resurrection) and a single theological doctrine (the Redemption) operating on a sense of sin which they already had—and sin, not against some new fancy-dress law produced as a novelty by a "great man", but against the old, platitudinous, universal moral law which they had been taught by their nurses and mothers.
    Chapter 23 (68% in)

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