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doxology

(dŏksŏl`əjē) [Gr. doxa=glory] formulaic ascription of praise to God, encountered in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic tradition. The best-known doxologies of the Christian church are Gloria in excelsisGloria in excelsis
[Lat.,=glory in the highest], the Angelic Hymn or greater doxology, ancient Christian hymn beginning, according to the Authorized Version, "Glory be to God on high, and on earth, peace, goodwill towards men." An amplification of Luke 2.
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, or the greater doxology; Gloria Patri, or the lesser doxology; and the closing stanza of Thomas Ken's morning and evening hymns, beginning, "Praise God from whom all blessings flow," sung to the tune Old Hundredth from the Genevan Psalter (see hymnhymn,
song of praise, devotion, or thanksgiving, especially of a religious character (see also cantata).

Early Christian hymnody consisted mainly of the Psalms and the great canticles Nunc dimittis, Magnificat, and Benedictus
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doxology

a hymn, verse, or form of words in Christian liturgy glorifying God
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Doxological trinitarian patterns of prayer and praise were present in Christian worship before the doctrine of the Trinity was expressed by Christian theologians.
For instance, when the Church teaches the world--as when the pope speaks urbi et orbi--its act of so doing is normed by its doxological reception and recapitulation of the teaching of Jesus.
Later, the creed became an integral part of the eucharistic liturgy, a liturgical and doxological expression of the faith of the church.
65) Hannick also asserts that the hymnographers sought to eloquently proclaim doctrine through the doxological medium of liturgical poetry.
In such an experience, it is difficult to avoid the sense that the worshippers are observers, present for a didactic rather than doxological purpose.
Religious virtue despises the prayer of the destitute and worships a god who similarly despises it; the only shouts permitted in the temples constructed from religious virtue are those that conform to doxological idolatry.
Verse 13 provides a doxological choral interlude, a song of praise at the news that Yahweh will, in fact, bring his people back to their land.
Beyond any cavil, Marian piety is integral to Catholic identity, as the long liturgical doxological tradition demonstrates.
We wonder whether the traditional trinitarian doxological formula generally used in the liturgy, "Glory be to God the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit", could not be altered as follows: "Glory be to God the Father through the Son in the Holy Spirit.
That human existence is most fundamentally and truly doxological is a key assumption of this essay.
His rearticulation of the gospel of God's omniscient faithfulness, omnipotent love, and omnipresent hope, therefore, aims to integrate the hermeneutical, agogic and doxological moments of theology.
On the contrary, it is urged to make room, in its process and its method, for an essentially contemplative or even doxological aspect.