Catholic Culture Dedication
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DOGMATIC RELATIVISM

The theory that all the dogmas of the Christian faith are time- and circumstance-conditioned. Implied in dogmatic relativism is the denial that revelation has been completed with the apostolic age. Rather, it is claimed, revelation is still going on, and new religious insights, deriving from experience, change and even replace former doctrines of the Church's teaching authority.

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