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  • noun

Synonyms for confession

Synonyms for confession

the act of admitting to something

a system of religious belief

Words related to confession

an admission of misdeeds or faults

a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party

(Roman Catholic Church) the act of a penitent disclosing his sinfulness before a priest in the sacrament of penance in the hope of absolution

a public declaration of your faith

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the document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century)

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Cerimon comments on how tightly the casket was caulked and butumined before he opened it; in the Confessio, Gower emphasizes its airtightness.
25) Gower tells this story in the fourth book of the Confessio Amantis to illustrate the vice of 'idleness in love'.
Chaucer may have seen some prior copy of this Middle English chronicle (scribal errors show that the Houghton manuscript was copied from an earlier exemplar), or may have consulted the Anglo-Norman source, and certainly he knew his contemporary John Gower's work on Constance from the disquisition on envy in Gower's Confessio Amantis, Book II (Gower 1957, 146-173).
At the center, the Holy Father, gathering people around the confessio [crypt beneath the altar] of Peter in the same way that people had done for hundreds and hundreds of years, the whole church gathered around this kind of hub of the spoked wheel, if you will.
Prassede (Matthiae 1967: plate 196; Oakeshott 1967: plate 125; Wisskirchen 1992: illustration 45), and in Salerno, in 1081, in the cathedral, in the confessio under the apse in the crypt.
7) In September 1933, after the leadership of the Old Prussian Church had accepted the Aryan clauses, Bonhoeffer wrote to Karl Barth: "There can be no doubt that the status confessionis exists, but what is the most appropriate way today to express what the confessio says?
A quick dip into the Middle English Dictionary would have led him to Julian's contemporary John Gower, who wrote, "As seint Gregoire it wrot and sayde, / Al was behovely to the man: / For that wherof his wo began / Was after cause oral his welthe" (John Gower, Confessio Amantis, ed.
British Columbia) offers analysis of works by Chaucer (Saint Erkenwald and "The Manciple's Tale"), Marian lyrics by Thomas Hoccleve, and John Gower's Confessio Amantis, as well as the Wars of Alexander, utilizing methodology drawn from speech-act theory, especially that which concerns performative utterances (as propounded by J.
See article I of the Confessio Augustana (1530), in Robert Kolb and Timothy J.
The variation of the forms of both nouns can be seen in, for instance, Gower's Confessio Amantis; cf.
The Literature of 1388 and the Politics of Pity in Gower's Confessio amantis.
Although limiting himself to "forensic justification" as a sotieriological formulation and Christian confessio as appeal "for" and "to" the oppressed rather than "by" them, (p.
Everett's commonplace observation on the "archaic" nature of the verse given to the Chorus figure Gower (whose version of the story in Confessio Amantis provided the main source) suddenly takes on an explanatory function.
Relying implicitly on the double sense of the Latin term confessio, Augustine uses this text as a means both to confess his sins and to profess his praise of God.
Confessio Philosophi, Papers Concerning the Problem of Evil, 1671-1678.