What does the word dogma mean?

Usage examples for dogma

  1. We often hear the cry for " simple preaching," by which one school intends " simple instruction in plain, practical matters, avoiding mere dogma," and another intends " the simple gospel," by which is meant the repetition over and over again of the great truth, " Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved." – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
  2. Over Francis Newman, dogma and the authority of the Church had no sway. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  3. He carries the whole dogma of the Church in his face and shoulders, this old priest, but he is a good man and sincere. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck