(the) virgin birth

(the) virgin birth
the virgin birth UK US 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.
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  • the virgin birth — UK / US 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 …   English dictionary

  • 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 of Christ — • 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 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Virgin Birth of Christ     Virgin …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • virgin birth — n the virgin birth the birth of Jesus, which Christians believe was caused by God, not by sex between a man and a woman …   Dictionary of contemporary 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 — A virgin birth can refer to:*The virgin birth of Jesus, believed by Christians and Muslims *The miraculous birth of a person from folklore or mythology; see also List of virgin births *Parthenogenesis, birth without fertilization …   Wikipedia

  • 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 assertion in the gospels of Matthew and Luke that Jesus was born of Mary without the intervention of a human partner. The pregnancy was initiated by the Holy Spirit (Matt. 1:18; Luke 1:35). The earliest writers in the NT (Mark and Paul) show… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Birth of the Virgin —    The celebration of the birth of the Virgin Mary on 8 September has taken place since the sixth century when her cult intensified after the Council of Ephesus. The story is not biblical but rather apocryphal. Mary s parents, Joachim and Anne,… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

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