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Absolutism

doctrine of government by a single absolute ruler; autocracy

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Absurdism

doctrine that we live in an irrational universe

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Academicism

doctrine that nothing can be known

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Accidentalism

theory that events do not have causes

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Acosmism

disbelief in existence of eternal universe distinct from God

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Adamitism

nakedness for religious reasons

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Adevism

denial of gods of mythology and legend

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Adiaphorism

doctrine of theological indifference or latitudinarianism

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Adoptionism

belief that Christ was the adopted and not natural son of God

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aestheticism

doctrine that beauty is central to other moral principles

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Agapism

ethics of love

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Agathism

belief in ultimate triumph of good despite evil means

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Agnosticism

doctrine that we can know nothing beyond material phenomena

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Animism

attribution of soul to inanimate objects

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Anthropotheism

belief that gods are only deified men

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Antidisestablishmentarianism

doctrine opposed to removing Church of England's official religion status

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Antilapsarianism

denial of doctrine of the fall of humanity

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Antinomianism

doctrine of the rejection of moral law

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Antipedobaptism

denial of validity of infant baptism

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Apocalypticism

doctrine of the imminent end of the world

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Aspheterism

denial of the right to private property

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Atheism

belief that there is no God

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Atomism

belief that the universe consists of small indivisible particles

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Autosoterism

belief that one can obtain salvation through oneself

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Autotheism

belief that one is God incarnate or that one is Christ

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Bitheism

belief in two gods

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Bonism

the doctrine that the world is good but not perfect

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Bullionism

belief in the importance of metallic currency in economics

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Casualism

the belief that chance governs all things

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Catabaptism

belief in the wrongness of infant baptism