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Pauline

Syllabification: Pau·line
Pronunciation: /ˈpôˌlīn, -ˌlēn
 
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Definition of Pauline in English:

adjective

Christian Theology
1Of, relating to, or characteristic of St. Paul, his writings, or his doctrines.
Example sentences
  • It is not erroneous, as he claims, to believe that the Gospels reflect a Pauline theologizing of the original Jesus message.
  • It is worthwhile to remember that Luther's favorite book of the Bible was not a Pauline epistle, but the Gospel of John.
  • Against conventional Pauline study, he returns to Augustine as a Pauline interpreter.
1.1(In the Roman Catholic Church) of or relating to Pope Paul VI, or the liturgical and doctrinal reforms pursued during his pontificate (1963–78) as a result of the Second Vatican Council.

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