Christ, Virgin Birth of


Christ, Virgin Birth of
Christ, Virgin Birth of
The dogma which teaches that the Blessed Mother of Jesus Christ was a virgin before, during, and after the conception and birth of her Divine Son

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  • Virgin birth of Jesus — The Annunciation, by Guido Reni, 1621 The virgin birth of Jesus is a tenet of Christianity and Islam which holds that Mary miraculously conceived Jesus while remaining a virgin. The term virgin birth is commonly used, rather than virgin… …   Wikipedia

  • Virgin Birth — ► NOUN ▪ the doctrine of Christ s birth from a mother, Mary, who was a virgin …   English terms dictionary

  • virgin birth, the — noun the birth of Jesus Christ. In Christian belief, Jesus s mother Mary was made pregnant by God, not by having sex with a man …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • virgin birth — 1. Theol. the doctrine or dogma that, by the miraculous agency of God, the birth of Christ did not impair or prejudice the virginity of Mary. Cf. Immaculate Conception. 2. Zool. parthenogenesis; parturition by a female who has not copulated.… …   Universalium

  • virgin birth — noun a) A birth (or vegetal reproduction) after spontaneous, unfertilized gamete development in a virginal mother, parthenogenesis b) (often capitalized and used absolutely: the Virgin Birth) In Christian theology, the miraculous birth of Chris …   Wiktionary

  • virgin birth — noun 1》 (the Virgin Birth) the doctrine of Christ s birth from a mother, Mary, who was a virgin. 2》 Zoology parthenogenesis …   English new terms dictionary

  • VIRGIN BIRTH —    the TRADITIONAL BELIEF that JESUS CHRIST was born of the VIRGIN MARY. Although the founders of many religions are often depicted as having a miraculous birth, the CHRISTIAN belief does seem quite unique in its particulars and is important for… …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • virgin birth — vir′gin birth′ n. 1) rel the theological doctrine that the conception and birth of Christ did not impair the virginity of Mary 2) zool. parthenogenesis …   From formal English to slang

  • virgin birth — /vɜdʒən ˈbɜθ/ (say verjuhn berth) noun 1. Theology the doctrine or dogma that the birth of Christ did not, by the miraculous agency of God, impair or prejudice the virginity of Mary. Compare Immaculate Conception. 2. Zoology parthenogenesis; a… …   Australian English dictionary


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