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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 ...
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 ...
Marxist legal theory

Marxist legal theory  

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Any approach to legal theory based on the social and economic thought of Karl Marx (1818–1883) and Friederich Engels (1820–1895). This involves a materialist view of social life in which law and the ...
Ranters

Ranters  

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A grouping of people with antinomian and pantheistic tendencies in 17th-cent. England. They were probably a disparate collection of individuals on the fringes of radical religious sects who attracted ...
Sufism

Sufism  

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The mystical system of the Sufis, the esoteric dimension of the Islamic faith, the spiritual path to mystical union with God. It is influenced by other faiths, such as Buddhism, and reached its peak ...
Tachikawa-ryū

Tachikawa-ryū  

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A subsect of the esoteric Shingon school of Japanese Buddhism that is generally considered heterodox. The school formed in the early 12th century by combining Taoist yin-yang thought with Shingon ...

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