AskDefine | Define dogmatics

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Noun

  1. The systematic study of church dogma.

Extensive Definition

Dogmatics is the systematic study of church dogmas. It is a branch of theology.
Since dogmas are the fundamental beliefs of a religion, dogmatics is specific to each religion and/or sect. The term is commonly used with Christian faiths.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Buddhology, Mariolatry, Mariology, Mercersburg theology, apologetics, canonics, crisis theology, dialogical theology, divinity, doctrinalism, doctrinism, eschatology, existential theology, hagiography, hagiology, hierology, logos Christology, logos theology, natural theology, neoorthodox theology, neoorthodoxy, patristic theology, phenomenological theology, physicotheology, rationalism, religion, scholastic theology, secularism, soteriology, systematics, theology
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