Dogma is the truth
Dogma is the basic position of theory, conceptionor religion, which is accepted without discussion, on faith. From a mathematical point of view, any dogma is an axiom, that is, an assertion that does not require proof.
Ancient Greek paradigm
An interesting fact, but in Athenian law, dogma islegal category. Speaking in modern language, she designated an order, a decree of local or state authorities, as well as an order for any ministry or department. In principle, Athens, with their democracy and popular assemblies, has always adopted doxes - regulatory acts that operate under the policy and have the status of obligatory for all citizens. An etymological meaning is also interesting: originally dogma is a single opinion. In other words, the Athenian community, taking dogmas from time to time, demonstrated its unity in relation to internal and external challenges.
According to the New Testament, dogma is a censuspopulation, conducted in the Roman Empire. At the dawn of the Christian era, thus, the original, legal semantics of this word still persisted. However, with the fall of Rome it turned out that the young Christians were in a kind of politically "empty" space - without the state and the authorities. The only organization that managed to somehow control the situation was the Church. And dogmas smoothly passed into the field of religious law. For a while it became obvious that dogma is the order of the church, that is, the only source of power. A little later, after the formation of the first monarchies and the post-imperial empires, dogma became an integral attribute of religious teaching, mainly thanks to the works of Albertus Magnus and Thomas Aquinas.
Morality and dogma
From the moral point of view, dogma isrelative category. On the one hand, we are talking about normative standards of behavior that have been planted since childhood and have a clear solidarity with a particular social environment. Thus, the regulative function of dogma as a legal imperative persists. On the other hand, morality is one of the constructors of values, which, in theory, are broader concepts than legal postulates. Therefore, the inculcated images of "good" and "bad" are not absolute. They change over time and depending on the change of life scenery. The picture of the world, represented in youth, is completely different than in mature and, especially, senile years. The set of moral developments, respectively, also changes. What used to be dogma is sometimes a delusion. However, although the variable evaluative judgments and repaint the life scenery, but in essence remain regulators, to which you constantly listen. If you want, of course ...
The dogma of law
In the legal literature under this phrasethe primary legal structures are understood - separate norms, rights, obligations; single sources of law (laws, orders); actions of actors aimed at implementing the original legal obligations, as well as official interpretation of such actions. Simply put, sources of law (sections of law) are dogmatic by definition, and in this sense have intrinsic legitimacy.