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Immaculate 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

The dogma that the Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her being conceived, free from all stain

immaculate conception

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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

The doctrine of the immaculate conception holds that Mary is the one fully human being preserved from original sin because

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

Belief that *Mary was conceived untainted by original sin, as a pure ‘vessel’ for Christ. Her sinless conception is explained

Immaculate Conception

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
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Encyclopedias
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34 words

Roman Catholic belief that the Blessed Virgin Mary was free of all Original Sin from the moment of her conception.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
Immaculate Conception the doctrine that God preserved the Virgin Mary from the taint of original sin from the moment she was conceived. The belief was much disputed in the Middle Ages, but ... More

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