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  • n. A theological statement which is of individual opinion and not doctrine.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Asclepias wrote a book in Greek with the idea of theologoumenon, in defence of some very strange religious rites, of which the example in the text is a specimen.

    The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Volume 02: Augustus

  • The former passage puts into the life of Jesus an historical theologoumenon, which is hardly original.

    The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries

  • Asclepias wrote a book in Greek with the idea of theologoumenon, in defence of some very strange religious rites, of which the example in the text is a specimen.] [Footnote 249: Velletri stands on very high ground, commanding extensive views of the Pontine marshes and the sea.] [Footnote 250: Munda was a city in the Hispania Boetica, where Julius

    De vita Caesarum

  • Any effort to get beyond that, to some more definitive answer, would be an illicit attempt to dogmatize what could only be theologoumenon.

    Orthodoxy on churches outside "the Church"

  • I and others would say yes, but that answer raises trad hackles; after all, limbo was not a long-popular theologoumenon for nothing.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Hence the rulings McCarthy cites could be treated as reflecting a theologoumenon: a matter of opinion that, as such, does not permit settling the question by appeal to authority alone.

    The Catholic condom debate III

  • At one time, I didn't think this relatively peripheral theologoumenon would occasion much passion today.

    Limbo, believe it or not

  • The most favourable statement that may be made in its favour is that it is a necessary postulate in any doctrine of grace in which the freedom of the will is to be safeguarded; in itself it is but a theologoumenon.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Here the reference of a theologoumenon to a passage of Scripture was of itself sufficient, and the manifold and incongruous doctrines were felt as a unity in so far as they could all be verified from Holy

    History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)

  • But we ought not to charge the Apologists with the theologoumenon that it was an inward necessity for the Logos to become man.

    History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)

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