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Immaculate Conception

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The dogma that the Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her being conceived, free from all stain of original sin. It and the feast of the conception ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
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59 words

... Conception . The dogma that the Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her being conceived, free from all stain of original sin . It and the feast of the conception of the Virgin Mary were a matter of controversy in the West from the 12th cent. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is kept on 8...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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... Conception Roman Catholic belief that the Blessed Virgin Mary was free of all Original Sin from the moment of her conception. It was defined as a dogma by Pope Pius IX in 1854...

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The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

... Conception Catholic Christians claim not only that Jesus was conceived without the loss of his mother's virginity, but that the Virgin Mary was herself conceived by her mother, Anne, immaculately—that is, without the stain of Sexual sin. Thus, the original sin of Adam and Eve that clings to all humans was not present in the conception of the woman who would be the carrier of God in his sinless but human form as...

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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
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459 words

... conception The doctrine of the immaculate conception holds that Mary is the one fully human being preserved from original sin because she is the Mother of God. Grace intervened at the very instant in which her life began, preventing sin from touching her in any way, and so making her holy and immaculate from the moment of her conception. This made her worthy, and suggests that she was divinely chosen, to be the Mother of God. Christ preserved Mary from sin because she was his Mother; as Ambrose taught, ‘Christ chose this vessel into which he was...

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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2016
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327 words

... conception . Even among Catholics, it's a common misconception that this phrase refers either to the birth of Jesus (properly called the virgin birth ) or to the impregnation of Mary. In fact, the doctrine of the immaculate conception refers to the conception of Mary herself, not Jesus. According to the doctrine, at the time Mary was conceived in her mother's womb, God sanctified her by removing “all stain of original sin.” The phrase is often misapplied to refer to the conception that led to the “virgin birth” of Jesus, even by those who purport to...

Immaculate Conception, the

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The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Art & Architecture, Religion
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503 words

... Conception, the The dogma that Mary , ‘in the first instant of her conception, was … preserved exempt from all stain of original sin’. It is commonly confused with the Virgin Birth of Christ, or even with a virginal birth of Mary herself. The belief itself is of great antiquity, but the first official Feast was proclaimed by Sixtus IV in 1476 and it was not until 1854 that it was formally defined ( cf. Assumption ). The earliest known dated representation of the subject—inherently difficult to symbolize—is a painting by Carlo Crivelli, dated...

Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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79 words

... Conception of the Virgin Mary Belief that *Mary was conceived untainted by original sin, as a pure ‘vessel’ for Christ. Her sinless conception is explained via an embrace between her parents *Anne and Joachim, by purification through Christ, and so forth. After debate between *Franciscans and *Dominicans , Sixtus IV ( 1475 ) made it doctrine. See also virgin mary, liturgical veneration of . Elizabeth Moore Willingham D. H. Calloway , The Immaculate Conception in the Life of the Church ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Religion
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108 words

... Conception of the BVM . The dogma that ‘from the first moment of her conception the Blessed Virgin Mary was…kept free from all stain of original sin’ was defined by Pius IX in 1854 . The doctrine was a matter of dispute throughout the Middle Ages, but was generally accepted by RCs from the 16th cent. It has not been endorsed by E. theologians, mainly because they do not share the W. understanding of Original Sin . The feast, approved by Pope Sixtus IV in 1476 , is kept on 8 Dec. (In the E. the Feast of the Conception of the BVM is kept on 9...

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Sarah Boss

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
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790 words

...(ed.), The Dogma of the Immaculate Conception (Notre Dame, Ind., 1958). S. J. Boss, Mary: The Complete Resource (London, 2007), 207–37. M. Jugie, AA, L’Immaculée Conception dans l’Écriture sainte et dans la tradition orientale (Rome, 1952). E. Bishop , Liturgica Historica (1918), ch. 10 (‘On the Origins of the Feast of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary’). A. B. Wolter and B. O’Neill, John Duns Scotus: Mary’s Architect (Quincy, Ill., 1993). I. Brady, OFM, ‘The Development of the Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception in the Fourteenth Century...

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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35 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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78 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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80 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
69 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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69 words
Immaculate Conception

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The dogma that the Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her being conceived, free from all stain of original sin. It and the feast of the conception ...
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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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Oxford University Press

...ruins of the eighteenth century persisted into the nineteenth. Even so, care was taken to divest such ruins of associations with a countryside crowded with historical event and engagement, making them appear instead as part of an apparently empty landscape, filled now with an immaculate and, paradoxically, unpopulated ‘Nature’. Similarly, the location of ruins within the countryside naturalized an association between ‘country’ as rural terrain and ‘country’ as nation, which served to underwrite the nationalist myth of rural England. The poetic and artistic...

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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6,846 words
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...were not necessarily expressed in separate languages but often in rival versions of the same legitimating discourses, as different social groups tried to seize the moral power conveyed by concepts like ‘the People’ or ‘the useful and productive classes’. Looking for an immaculate and adequate revolutionary language new-minted by a revolutionary class is like searching for the holy grail. Peoples everywhere have usually struggled in the resonant languages culturally available to them and remade these in the process. Working people, when involved in...

Ineffabilis Deus

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The constitution of Pius IX, issued 8 Dec. 1854, defining the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. It asserted that the BVM ‘in the first instant of her conception was, by ...
Aureoli (Aureolus, Auriol), Petrus (Peter)

Aureoli (Aureolus, Auriol), Petrus (Peter)  

(c.1280–1322) French Franciscan theologian and author of,among other things, an influential and extensive commentary on Peter Lombard’s Sentences. He defended the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin ...
Dance of the Seises

Dance of the Seises  

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The religious dance performed in Seville Cathedral during the celebrations of Corpus Christi and the Immaculate Conception of the BVM.

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