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Aghorī

Aghorī  

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A member of a Śaiva ascetic sect, related to the now defunct Kāpālika tradition, that worships Śiva in his Aghora (terrible) form. Most prevalent in Vārāṇasī (but now few in number), Aghorīs live and ...
Anne Hutchinson

Anne Hutchinson  

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(1591–1643),emigrated from England to Massachusetts (1634), where her vigorous intellect soon led her to hold informal weekly meetings of women, in which she discussed the sermons of the previous ...
Antinomianism

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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2005
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Throughout the sixteenth century disputes occurred over the place of the law in Protestant theology and practice. In its broadest

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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any theory that holds that moral law as such, or the Old Testament legal system specifically, is not binding upon

Antinomianism

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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(Gk., anti, ‘against’, + nomos, law)

A tendency in all religions, for some among those who believe to

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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(Greek, anti ‘against’ + nomos ‘law’) The belief that God’s grace liberates Christians from an obligation to moral law. The

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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The doctrine held by a group of Christians taught by Paul that Christ has freed us from slavery under the

antinomianism

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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A medieval Latin coinage from the Greek (literally ‘against law’) used to denote the doctrine that Christians are exempted from the moral law, and are instead subject only to the law of ... More
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The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

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2002
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any theory that holds that moral law as such, or the Old Testament legal system specifically, is not binding upon Christians. In America the Antinomian controversy was precipitated by ... ... More
ANTINOMIANISM

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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2011
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theoretical negation and actual transgression of traditional law on various grounds. Tendencies and movements denying the validity of received ritual and moral norms or, at least, ... More
Book of Concord

Book of Concord  

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The collective name for the six founding documents of the Lutheran confession, consisting of the Formula of Concord (Formula Concordiae), the Augsburg confession of 1530 (Confessio Augustana), ...
Brethren of the Free Spirit

Brethren of the Free Spirit  

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Individuals who apparently believed that they could be entirely liberated from conventional moral norms through attaining perfect union with God. They were first identified by St Albert the Great ...
Dattātreya

Dattātreya  

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A Hindu sage or god-figure. In the Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa, Dattātreya appears as an antinomian sage. In other purāṇas he is listed among the avatāras of Viṣṇu. Iconography depicts him with three heads, ...
Free Spirit

Free Spirit  

In 1311–1312, the council of Vienne denounced in its 28th canon (Ad nostrum) a new Heresy that had recently spread in Germany and whose followers, putting themselves on a high ...
Gnosticism

Gnosticism  

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A prominent heretical movement of the 2nd-century Christian Church, partly of pre-Christian origin. Gnostic doctrine taught that the world was created and ruled by a lesser divinity, the demiurge, ...
Johann Agricola

Johann Agricola  

(1494–1566),German reformer, born on 20 April 1494 in Eisleben and baptized as Johann Schneider; he subsequently changed his family name to Schnitter. He studied at Wittenberg under Luther, whom ...
justification

justification  

In dogmatic theology, the event or process by which a person is made or declared to be righteous in the sight of God. The Latin justificare, from which the English word derives, etymologically ...
justification by faith

justification by faith  

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Doctrine derived from Romans 5:1 and especially dear to Protestant Christianity, that the supreme virtue is faith. According to Luther, ‘if this article concerning Christ—the doctrine that we are ...
legal formalism

legal formalism  

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Constitutional interpretation strictly according to the contents of established black-letter law, which sets out to reach legal conclusions by formal analysis of those principles, rather than ...
Marrow Controversy

Marrow Controversy  

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A controversy in the Church of Scotland arising out of the condemnation by the General Assembly in 1720 of The Marrow of Modern Divinity, a book written in 1645 and reissued in 1718. It advocated ...

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