Definition of doxology in English:


nounplural noun doxologies

  • A liturgical formula of praise to God.

    ‘after the singing of the doxology the congregation separated’
    • ‘Finally, Hippolytus ends his prayers with a doxology, which includes mention of ‘the Holy Spirit in the holy church.’’
    • ‘We frame our doxologies of praise to God the Creator, borrowing words from the psalmists and the liturgists of Genesis 1.’
    • ‘In many manuscripts of Matthew 6 we find the familiar doxology, ‘For the Kingdom and the power and the glory are yours for ever'.’
    • ‘Paul recognizes his own capacity for evil, his actual sin and the forgiveness he has received, and his words explode into a doxology.’
    • ‘This verse is a doxology and a most revealing verse regarding Paul's Christian life and ministry.’
    • ‘The doxology appended to the Lord's Prayer in many late manuscripts of Matt 6: 13 is dependent on vv. 11-12.’
    • ‘These words are part of the doxology at the end of Psalm 106 and not really part of the psalm itself.’
    • ‘Even in the midst of apparent havoc, there was a place in which safety, healing, and communion could be celebrated and a doxology raised.’
    • ‘It is this idea of mercy for all that Paul addressed in the doxology in 11: 33-36.’
    • ‘God's people bring to theological education a tangled mixture of hope in the ancient doxology and valid anxiety about our future.’
    • ‘He was an Apostle who traveled to many cities and wrote letters to churches discussing faith and the doxology of the new church.’
    • ‘Similarly the doxology, with its quite elaborate clustering, is very different again.’
    • ‘Together, heaven and earth offer one hymn, one prayer, one feast, and one doxology.’
    • ‘One therefore commits a linguistic fallacy if one translates the expressive language of doxology and thanksgiving (in the beginning and end of the Lord's Prayer) into explanatory speech acts about God as a first cause.’
    • ‘Further, changes that have been promulgated to promote clarity may be incompatible with the very nature of doxology.’
    • ‘This edition was used by the Catholic Church as the seat of religious and philosophical doxology.’
    • ‘There they get a fairly strong whiff of academic-left doxology.’
    • ‘Characteristically the past is given in doxology, not in positivistic reportage.’



/däkˈsäləjē/ /dɑkˈsɑlədʒi/


Mid 17th century via medieval Latin from Greek doxologia, from doxa ‘appearance, glory’ (from dokein ‘seem’) + -logia (see -logy).