Rule of faith

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rule of faith not the sum of the Christian faith as laid down in creeds and confessions, but, in polemical theology, the sources whence the doctrines of the faith are to be authoritatively derived—the Scriptures, the tradition of the Church, the teaching of the Fathers, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. reule (Fr. règle)—L. regularegĕre, to rule.

Usage

In literature:

A Scottish Covenanter, not of the straitest sect, has no faith in the Home Rule Bill.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
A religion of faith and love consorts with a religion of rules and limitations.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
Catholic theology furnished Europe with a rule of faith and action which lasted 1500 years.
"Bunyan" by James Anthony Froude
An established rule of faith may enforce obedience to its statutes, but can never develop morals.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
Yet the former established rules of faith and prevented the dissipation of the treasured teachings of Jesus.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
A true believer knows of no duty but faith, no rule but love.
"Coelebs In Search of a Wife" by Hannah More
The doctrine of the descent into hell was not in the ancient creeds or rules of faith.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
What he taught was the study of the Bible as the source of religious faith and the rule of a religious life.
"The Religious Life of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Then religion is infinitely more than a mere conception, a mere external rule of faith.
"The Progressionists, and Angela." by Conrad von Bolanden
Rather, the question is of whether anything sacred is to rule over man, be it called faith or ethical law (morality).
"The Ego and His Own" by Max Stirner
Hence, when heresies arose and spread, Councils were called to suppress them, and to prescribe the rule of faith which was to be enforced.
"The Messiah in Moses and the Prophets" by Eleazar Lord
This has been so ruled in favor of the faith.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
As to the rest, was it not for every Protestant an absolute, infallible rule of faith?
"Chapters of Bible Study" by Herman J. Heuser
It seemed to him, looking back in the beginning of faiths, that morals, that rules of life had no part there.
"The Hearts of Men" by H. Fielding
Author Holy Scripture, The Ultimate Rule of Faith, Life of Butler, etc.
"A Brief Handbook of English Authors" by Oscar Fay Adams
The word of God answers, "We are justified by the faith of Christ," and Christ is our rule of life.
"The Assembly of God" by C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
But Nancy was a very superstitious young person, who put infinite faith in the Rule of Three.
"The Motor Maids Across the Continent" by Katherine Stokes
Faith in the mind of a bigot, is able to reverse, even the most simple rules of morality and virtue.
"Critical Examination of the Life of St. Paul" by Boulanger
But plain, faithful copying, as of an advanced drawing-school turned out of doors, and not pretending to be anything else, is the rule.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 33, November 1877" by Various
It is time enough, I think, after one is converted, to choose his church rule of faith.
"Life in Dixie during the War" by Mary A. H. Gay
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In poetry:

Have faith in Him who rules the wave
And bids the thunders roll:
For of its gloom He’ll rob the grave
And those who weep corsole.
"We Will Give Poor Ma The Bread" by Joseph Warren Watson
"But we who are ruling princes,
Should be patterns of faith and truth,
The Prince thou hast loved, my lily,
Shall never deceive thy youth.
"The Prince Of Anhalt Dessau" by Nora Pembroke
Without him, of faith food and life, we're bereft —
Rule, reason, health, strength, we our own cannot call:
But void of hope, help, and of grace, we are left —
Of knowledge, of virtue, of God, and of all.
"We Must Cleave To Christ, Without Suffering Any Thing To Turn Us Away From Him" by Rees Prichard
I preached the rule of Faith and brotherly Communion,
The law of Peace and Beauty and the death of Strife,
And painted in great words the horror of disunion,
The vainness of self-worship, and the waste of life.
"The Land Of Pallas" by Archibald Lampman
Oh mothers! your prayers, instructions, and rules,
With the voice of the teacher, and lore of the schools,
Should ever be joined, and when faithfully given,
You may hope, you may trust, in the blessing of Heaven.
"The Mother At Home" by Janet Hamilton
Then she: "By the faith of my tarnished soul,
All things I did not well,
I had hoped to clear ere the fire died,
And lay me down by my master's side
To rule in Heaven his only bride,
While the others howl in Hell.
"The Last Suttee" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Obama's breach of faith over contraceptive ruling.
Editor's note: In his book, Out of God's Closet, a former faithful Roman Catholic priest-become-psychologist shares his inviting journey through agnosticism to atheism and The 21st Century Golden Rule.
Article 1 of the UCC provides general rules of construction for the code's interpretation and application, and defines various terms used throughout the UCC, including good faith.
When Nicole Phillippe, of Memphis, decided to take a leap of faith and open an art gallery, the first thing she did was break the rules.
A judge has ruled in favor of two preachers who want to loudly proclaim their Christian faith at Duluth's Bentleyville Tour of lights.
Coverage offers incomplete picture of rules around expressions of faith.
The court held that the latest version of the administration's " safe-harbor " rule — which gives some faith-based entities, including Wheaton, one year to comply with the mandate — made the college's suit premature.
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In science:

Then Si forms an elementary abelian 2-group under the fusion rules of order 2i and its dual S ∗i acts faithfully on V ♮ .
Lifts of automorphisms of vertex operator algebras in simple current extensions
For Faithfulness, Global-Topk violates it when exclusion rules lead to a highly restricted distribution of possible worlds, and are combined with an unfavorable scoring function (see Appendix A (5)).
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases
The result is characterized by a faithful estimation of uncertainties thanks to the use of the NNPDF methodology, and is free of model or theoretical assumptions other than the use of NLO perturbative QCD and exact sum rules.
Precision determination of electroweak parameters and the strange content of the proton from neutrino deep-inelastic scattering
Some advocates of causal discovery techniques invoke principles stronger than causal faithfulness that rule out the possibility of causal flips (Zhang and Spirtes 2003).
Causal Conclusions that Flip Repeatedly and Their Justification
The first 5 entries in (19) are ruled out because a simple module over a commutative ring is isomorphic to the quotient by a maximal ideal, and because of the first of Facts 2.3; the resulting module has to be faithful as well.
Some formulas for the smallest number of generators for finite direct sums of matrix algebras
By Theorem 3.9, we only need to rule the possibility that there is a minimal faithful intransitive representation consisting of codimension 1 subgroups.
The Minimal Degree for a Class of Finite Complex Reflection Groups
So we have have ruled out the possibility that a minimal faithful representation of H can be given by codimension 1 subgroups and so Theorem 3.9 implies that every minimal faithful representation must be transitive and thus be given by a core-free subgroup.
The Minimal Degree for a Class of Finite Complex Reflection Groups
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