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Doctrine of correspondences

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Doctrine of correspondences the theory of Swedenborg that there is a spiritual antitype corresponding to every natural object, and that Scripture contains the key to these correspondences
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Coined from L. cor, with, and respond─ôre.

Usage

In literature:

Those doctrines are worked out in careful correspondence with German views of Roman law.
"The Common Law" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Corresponding to her imperfect doctrines of God and of man is her doctrine of sin.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
He leans much to what we call the doctrine of correspondents.
"Uncle Silas" by J. S. LeFanu
This conception of Adam as the representative of humanity corresponds to Irenaeus' doctrine of the God-man.
"History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
Its strength lay in the correspondence of such a doctrine with the political circumstances of the time.
"History of the English People" by John Richard Green
Correspondences, doctrine of, 217.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
Their doctrine of Correspondence and Universal Unity accords with all the profoundest thought of the age.
"History of American Socialisms" by John Humphrey Noyes
A corresponding statement is true of the books which record the life and doctrines of Buddha.
"Ancient Faiths And Modern A Dissertation upon Worships, Legends and Divinities" by Thomas Inman
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