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al- Jamaah al-Islamiyyah

al- Jamaah al-Islamiyyah  

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Islamic Society. Major Sunni organization founded in the early 1960s in Tripoli, Lebanon, as an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, although it quickly spread to other cities. Led by laypeople. ...
Authority of the Bible.

Authority of the Bible.  

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This terminology is characteristic of Christian theology, and so the following entry appropriately discusses the issue from a Christian perspective. For consideration of the topic in Jewish ...
Bible Belt

Bible Belt  

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The southern states of the United States of America, where the mainstream of Christianity is characteristically fundamentalist, stressing the literalism and inerrancy of the Bible. See also BRANCH ...
Christian Science

Christian Science  

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The tenets of a religious body founded by Mary Baker Eddy (1821–1910), who set out her teaching in Science and Health (1875; revised, with Key to the Scriptures, 1883). While accepting the ...
clash of Civilizations

clash of Civilizations  

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A concept first used by Samuel Huntington (1927–2008) in a 1993 Foreign Affairs article. He argued that, in the context of the end of the Cold War, conflict in international relations increasingly ...
Conservative Evangelicals

Conservative Evangelicals  

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Evangelical Christians whose view of the Bible is ‘conservative’, i.e. who either reject critical study of the Bible or else hold that such study confirms its authority and historical accuracy. See ...
creationism

creationism  

The doctrine that all things, including organisms, owe their existence to God's creation and not to evolution. creationist n. One who believes in or promotes creationism.
Free Presbyterian church of Ulste

Free Presbyterian church of Ulste  

Founded in 1951, ostensibly in protest against ecumenism and alleged apostasy in Irish Presbyterianism. Ian Paisley, pastor of the Ravenhill Evangelical Mission church in Belfast, a breakaway from ...
Harry Emerson Fosdick

Harry Emerson Fosdick  

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(1878–1969), American Baptist minister. From 1926 to 1946 he was minister of the Baptist Riverside Church, New York. He wrote widely from an evangelical liberal point of view.
Ideology and Islam

Ideology and Islam  

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Most Muslims claim that “Islam is one” and offers a blueprint for all aspects of life. Islam increasingly occupies a special place in school curricula, and states seek to control what is said in ...
inspiration

inspiration  

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Enlargement of the human psyche so as to produce an increase in vision and knowledge of the will of God. Though the actual word ‘inspiration’ is never used in the traditional sources, the idea that ...
Inspiration and Inerrancy.

Inspiration and Inerrancy.  

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With regard to the Bible, inspiration denotes the doctrine that the human authors and editors of canonical scripture were led or influenced by the Deity, with the result that their ...
Interpretation, History of.

Interpretation, History of.  

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This entry consists of four articles that survey the history of the interpretation of the Bible:Jewish InterpretationEarly Christian InterpretationChristian Interpretation from the Middle Ages to the ...
Islah

Islah  

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Reform. Typically used to describe reform movements from the eighteenth century through the present. Based on the belief that historical misunderstandings and misinterpretations have distorted the ...
Islamism

Islamism  

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Term used to describe an Islamic political or social activist. Coined in preference to the more common term “Islamic fundamentalist.” Islamists (al-Islamiyyun) are committed to implementation of ...
Jahiliya

Jahiliya  

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(Arab., jāhil, ‘untaught’).The state of ignorance understood to have characterized Arabian society prior to Islam. The jāhil is the ignorant person with (because of lack of the truth) an ...
Jesus Movement

Jesus Movement  

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A popular term of the late 1960s and early 1970s for the amorphous movement of relatively spontaneous groupings, normally fervent, evangelical, and fundamentalist, which emerged in the youth culture ...
Jesus People

Jesus People  

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A variety of groups which flourished in the 1960s, differing somewhat in social organization, doctrine, and ritual, but all committed to a literal, fundamentalist interpretation of scripture. For ...
Muhammad al- Ghazali

Muhammad al- Ghazali  

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(d. 1996)Egyptian religious scholar and former leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Served as director of the Mosques Department, director general of Islamic Call, and undersecretary of the ...
Protestantism

Protestantism  

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The term originated with the protest of the reforming minority at the diet of Spires in 1529 against the catholic majority. As a general description of the anti‐catholic position, it was adopted with ...

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