from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a creed.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to a creed
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to creed; founded upon creed: as, creedal unity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to a creed
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In 1956 he rejected for publication an essay by Michael Oakeshott called "On Being Conservative" on the ground, as he later explained, that Oakeshott's theory of restrained, small-government conservatism would never be accepted in the United States because it was "irredeemably secular" and therefore "at odds with the ideological, 'creedal' mentality of Americans".
The language of religion is based on creedal affirmation, while the language of politics, when it works, is the language of compromise.
While Atheism as a movement doesn't have the formal structure, celebrations, or creedal dogmas of organized religions, we might at least identify Atheism as it exists today as an increasingly vibrant faith tradition.
When you laugh at this, you're laughing at Mainline Protestants and creedal Christians Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Anglicans, Lutherans and more.
Many of Christianity's enemies and most of its friends — whatever their creedal affiliation — have today begun to recognize the point Dawson was making.
“Even the bishops who were strongly progressive in the matter of same-sex blessings insisted that they stood firmly within the creedal mainstream.”
It also surprised many observers by invoking pop culture in the pages of a publication more accustomed to discussing the intricacies of Byzantine theology and papal encyclicals than the creedal leanings of cartoon characters.
We customize our religious identities -- less in terms of some group-belonging need, creedal purity, or theological consistency, and more in order to get a job done -- and in doing so, we find greater meaning and purpose.
The silos between groups are rapidly becoming permeable, and this shift in notions of group loyalty and exclusivity, especially as individuals form their most intimate relationships independent of any restrictive creedal or tribal inheritances, marks an uncharted world.
One thing we need to do is to translate our private creedal and ideological languages into more accessible idioms.