a) a belief in the importance of full and unambiguous assent to the whole of a religious teaching.

Lebanons confessional system has both helped preserve a modicum of inter-communal stability and contributed to the breakdown of state and society from 1975 to 1990.

b) a style of American poetry that drew on the personal history of the poet

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