Definition of Doctrine of analogy
1. Noun. The religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate.
Generic synonyms: Faith, Religion, Religious Belief
Antonyms: Apophatism, Cataphatism
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Literary usage of Doctrine of analogy
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1. An Examination of the Doctrine of Future Retribution: On the Principles of by Hosea Ballou (1859)
"If we allow this doctrine of analogy, we shall not only maintain that the wicked will continue to sin in the future state, but that the righteous, ..."
2. Sermons of the Rev. James Saurin, Late Pastor of the French Church at the Hague by Jacques Saurin (1827)
"Were it possible for God, having formed a man only for walking, by a messenger from heaven to require him to fly, the doctrine of analogy would be violated ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The doctrine of analogy was intended as a reply to the deistical conclusions ... The doctrine of analogy is interesting, and has an interesting history in ..."
4. Theism as Grounded in Human Nature: Historically and Critically Handled by William Leslie Davidson (1893)
"But, again, Mansel makes much of the doctrine of analogy. ... Now what is meant by " analogous " ? and how does the doctrine of analogy answer the purpose ? ..."
5. The Writings of Justin Martyr and Athenagoras: Translations of the Writings by Justin, Athenagoras, Marcus Dods, George Reith, Benjamin Plummer Pratten (1867)
"... that vigorous, comprehensive grasp of principle, which are indispensable to a satisfactory treatment of the doctrine of Analogy in its fundamental and ..."