Now," continued Aramis, taking the same graceful position in his easy chair that he would have assumed in bed, and complacently examining his hand, which was as white and plump as that of a woman, and which he held in the air to cause the blood to descend, "now, as you have heard, D'Artagnan, Monsieur the Principal is desirous that my thesis should be dogmatic
, while I, for my part, would rather it should be ideal.
Therefore your dogmatic
assertions and rash generalizations on things historical and sociological are not worth the breath you waste on them.
He had a round head, high above the ears, a crop of hair at once dense and silky, a broad, low forehead, a short nose, of the ironical and inquiring rather than of the dogmatic
or sensitive cast, and a mustache as delicate as that of a page in a romance.
It has had a name to live in some dogmatic
theology, but each man's innocence and his real liking of his neighbor have kept it a dead letter.
Science may be too dogmatic
in its denial of the unseen.
Back to his rooms, where the Revolution had sought him out to put to a sudden test his dormant instincts, his half-conscious thoughts and almost wholly unconscious ambitions, by the touch as of some furious and dogmatic
religion, with its call to frantic sacrifices, its tender resignations, its dreams and hopes uplifting the soul by the side of the most sombre moods of despair.
He was afraid of the men, and also of that old second mate of his who had been sailing with him for years--a gray-headed old humbug; and his steward, too, had been with him devil knows how long-- seventeen years or more--a dogmatic
sort of loafer who hated me like poison, just because I was the chief mate.
I carried a clear picture of his unkempt hair, his unbrushed coat, his dominant spectacles, his dogmatic
With the dissolution of dogmatic
certainty, ecclesiastical commissions are no longer a corset of liturgical convention, but an opportunity for freedom of expression (as Corbusier famously realized).
Her thesis is that mysticism offers us a theology that is sensitively aware of religious diversity and, by challenging the claims to dogmatic
truth, prepares the individual to be open to and experience God.
The second part of the book traces the careers of humanists who, pressured by both sides to demonstrate their conformity to dogmatic
truths, equivocated, withdrew, and feigned conformity (Nicodemism) in order to avoid p ossible attacks from clergy and reprisals for theological non-conformity.
Any theology of religious pluralism, he thinks, must begin from within religious dialogue, rather than from dogmatic
When Christianity compromised with the Roman Empire and began to define its doctrines in Greco-Latin terminology and concepts, it tended to claim for its dogmatic
definitions a universal validity for all humankind.
The author shows that during that period ethical norms turned into dogmatic
ones and the earlier period's tolerance was abandoned.
If Schweitzer could be asked today if he considered himself a humanist with a capital H, he would (if assenting) undoubtedly identify himself as a "Christian humanist" - thereby setting off bells of alarm in both dogmatic
Christians and militant humanists.