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Mateʹrialism

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The doctrines of a Materialist, who maintains that the soul and spirit are effects of matter. The orthodox doctrine is that the soul is distinct from the body, and is a portion of the Divine essence breathed into the body. A materialist, of course, does not believe in a “spiritual deity” distinct from matter. Tertullian contended that the Bible proves the soul to be “material,” and he charges the “spiritual” view to the heretical doctrines of the Platonic school.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Master Magrath
Master of Sentences
Master of the Mint
Master of the Rolls
Mastic
Matadore
Matamoras
Matamore
Mate
Maté
Materialism
Matfellon
Mathew (Father)
Math isen
Mathurin (St.)
Matilda
Matriculate
Matter-of-fact
Matter’s afoot (The)
Matterhorn
Matthew (St.)

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Materialism