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Folly in Christ

Folly in Christ  

(SALOS)The word salos designates in Greek the fool, the spiritually simple. The originality of the Eastern Church is to have made it a distinct type of Sanctity. The reference ...
Jacquerie

Jacquerie  

A communal uprising or revolt, especially the revolt of the peasants of northern France against the nobles in 1357–8; the term is recorded from the early 16th century, and comes from Old French, ...
John Ball

John Ball  

(died 1381)English rebel. Ball was a Wycliffite priest who preached an egalitarian social message. He was excommunicated and imprisoned for heresy, but released in June 1381 during the Peasants' ...
John ibn Sabbā '

John ibn Sabbā '  

(14th c.)Copto-Arab author of the 14th c., whose life is virtually unknown. We know only that he wrote a short Encyclopedia of the religious sciences, entitled the Precious pearl ...
Labours of the months

Labours of the months  

The iconographical theme of the months, known from Antiquity, was taken up in the Carolingian period. At that time it decorated several illuminated manuscripts in which isolated characters performed ...
paradise

paradise  

The word is probably of Persian origin, denoting an enclosed park or pleasure-ground. It is used in the LXX of Gen. 2 and 3 as the Greek rendering of the ‘garden’ planted by God in Eden. In later ...

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