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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The study of religious dogmas, especially those of a Christian church.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The science which treats of the arrangement and statement of religious doctrines, especially of the doctrines received in and taught by the Christian church; doctrinal theology. Also dogmatic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The science which treats of Christian doctrinal theology.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The systematic study of church dogma.

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Examples

  • At the outset of this undertaking it is necessary to explain the meaning that is here attached to the term dogmatics and to set forth the method and the arrangement appropriate to it.

    The Theology of Schleiermacher: A Condensed Presentation of His Chief Work, "The Christian Faith"

  • Now seeing in the last section, those we call mathematics are absolved of the crime of breeding controversy; and they that pretend not to learning cannot be accused; the fault lieth altogether in the dogmatics, that is to say, those that are imperfectly learned, and with passion press to have their opinions pass everywhere for truth, without any evident demonstration either from experience, or from places of Scripture of uncontroverted interpretation.

    The Elements of Law Natural and Politic

  • "It isn't ichthyology; it is dogmatics, which is still more difficult and tangled up.

    A Horse's Tale

  • The concrete facts of paddles and pack-straps quite overcome your dogmatics.

    CHAPTER 8

  • Ratzinger's important historical works, in his lectures on dogma, which interpreted faith as a living path through history, and in his dogmatics, which, like few others, rests upon an intensive personal exegetical study of the biblical sources.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Ratzinger has continually taken up since his early lectures in dogmatics, acquires an elevated theological significance.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The greatest threat to humanity is the tolerance of religious dogmatics.

    Huckabee: God's Vote Only One That Matters To Me

  • Ratzinger's important historical works, in his lectures on dogma, which interpreted faith as a living path through history, and in his dogmatics, which, like few others, rests upon an intensive personal exegetical study of the biblical sources.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The reality is quite the opposite–it is religious dogmatics who are willing to compromise on some moral values to protect others, the ones they hold closest to the fundamental doctrine of faith.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “[T]he Islamic Fundamentalist Charge That … the U.S.A. … Is the ‘Great Satan’ Is Not Without an Element of Truth”

  • Sometimes, I point out such examples to my students in religious studies, in order to show them the difference between scholarship and dogmatics: we scholars like to emend our conclusions in light of new evidence or fresh arguments.

    Ferule & Fescue

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