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doctrine
used in The Magic Mountain

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Definition
a belief (or system of beliefs or principles) accepted as authoritative by some group
  • Does that square with Roman doctrine, for which the Society weaves its web of intrigue all around the world—or so I'm told?
    6.3 - The City of God and Evil Deliverance (92% in)
  • "What Herr Settembrini neglects to add," Naphta broke in, "is that the Rousseauian idyll is merely a rationalist's bastardization of the Church's doctrine of man's original sinless, stateless condition, of his primal direct relationship to God as a child of God, to which condition he shall return.
    6.2 - Someone Else (80% in)
  • And he also mentioned Goethe, who, though rooted in pietism and most assuredly a Protestant, had also had a strong Catholic side, evident in his objectivism, his doctrine of the active life, and his defense of private confession—as a teacher he had been virtually a Jesuit.
    6.6 - Operationes Spirituales (12% in)
  • The figure of the monk Ilsan in the epic Rosengarten contained a great many refreshing traits when compared with the graveyard aristocracy so highly praised here; and if he, Settembrini, was no friend of the German reformer to whom allusion had been made, they would nevertheless find him ready fervently to defend a doctrine based on democratic individualism against any sort of spiritual and feudal yearnings to dominate the personality.
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (37% in)
  • The thirst for individual freedom had brought forth the bellicose cult of nationalism, which humanitarian liberalism called sinister, although it, too, taught the doctrine of individualism, but from a slightly different angle.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (54% in)
  • Individualism was romantically medieval in its belief in the infinite, cosmic importance of each single creature, from which came the doctrine of the immortality of the soul, the theory of geocentrism, and astrology.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (54% in)

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