Orthodoxy - This term refers to any religious system which has doctrines that must be believed on the basis of the authority of some institution.
Evolution / Darwinism - This was the belief that modern organisms evolved from older, lower forms of life. Many people took this theory and extended it beyond biology, however, and saw society as constantly evolving and improving.
Progress - This term refers to the movement of society towards some fixed vision of what is good.
Trinitarianism - This term refers to the belief that God is a Trinity -- meaning God is one God, but also three persons, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Unitarianism - This term refers to the denial that God is a Trinity.
Materialism - This doctrine is the belief that the only things that exist are material things. It specifically excludes the possibility of God, angels or souls...
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