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Alexis Stepanovich Khomiakov

Alexis Stepanovich Khomiakov  

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(1804–60), Russian philosophical theologian. He was one of the founders of the Slavophile movement which he tried to build up on Orthodox Christianity. Over against the RC (‘unity without freedom’) ...
Apostolic Delegate

Apostolic Delegate  

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A person appointed by the Pope to keep the Vatican informed of ecclesiastical affairs in the territory assigned to him.
Bedwardites

Bedwardites  

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Followers of Alexander Bedward (1859–1930), a prophet-healer at August Town, Kingston, Jamaica. He was successor to an American Negro, Woods, founder of the Jamaica Baptist Free Church in 1891, who ...
Benedict XV

Benedict XV  

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(1854–1922), Pope from 1914. Elected Pope shortly after the outbreak of the 1914–18 War, he protested against inhuman methods of warfare and made strenuous efforts to bring about peace. In 1917 he ...
breathing

breathing  

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(breeth-ing)the alternation of active inhalation of air into the lungs through the mouth or nose with the passive exhalation of the air. Breathing is part of respiration and is sometimes called ...
Catholic

Catholic  

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The word, meaning ‘general’ or ‘universal’, has come to have various uses in Christian terminology: (1) Of the universal Church as distinct from local Christian communities.(2) In the sense of ...
Ebionites

Ebionites  

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An ascetic sect of Jewish Christians which flourished on the E. of the R. Jordan in the early years of the Christian era. Their main tenets seem to have been: (1) a ‘reduced’ doctrine of the Person ...
Elector

Elector  

A prince of the Holy Roman Empire who had the right to elect the emperor. Although the monarchy was elective by the 12th century, it was not until the contested election of 1257 that the number of ...
enthusiasm

enthusiasm  

Term used pejoratively, especially in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, for irrational and disturbed states of religious fervour, especially as found among Puritans, evangelicals, and ...
Harrowing of Hell

Harrowing of Hell  

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The medieval English term for the defeat of the powers of evil at the Descent of Christ into Hell after His death.
Holiness

Holiness  

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The Hebrew word for ‘holiness’, kedushah, conveys the twin ideas of separation from and dedication to something and hence holiness as a religious ideal refers to the attitude and state of mind in ...
Indiana Jones

Indiana Jones  

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An archaeologist, played by Harrison Ford in the film Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, by Steven Spielberg) and its two sequels. A mild-mannered academic in the classroom, on the trail of a lost ...
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 ...
Joseph

Joseph  

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The favourite son of the patriarch Jacob, borne by his wife Rachel. His story is told in Genesis 37–47.
Kedushah

Kedushah  

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Sanctification of God's name during the Reader's repetition of the Amidah (see EIGHTEEN BENEDICTIONS). During the Reader's repetition, when he reaches the third paragraph, the theme of which is God's ...
king

king  

Kingship and deity were closely associated in the ancient world—Egyptian Pharaohs and Assyrian emperors, for example; and at a later date Roman Caesars. In Israel before the monarchy there were no ...
komusō

komusō  

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(Jap.). In Japan.wandering monks belonging to the Fuke school who traverse the countryside playing the bamboo flute. They can be recognized by their distinctive bamboo hats in the form of a beehive, ...
Musama Disco Christo

Musama Disco Christo  

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(Fanti, ‘Army of the Cross of Christ’).An independent Ghanaian Church, founded by a highly charismatic Fanti Methodist teacher, Joseph Appiah (1893–1948). In 1923, he formed his own Church after ...
sanctum sanctorum

sanctum sanctorum  

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The holy of holies in the Jewish temple.
spirit

spirit  

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In Christian theology the word denotes: (1) The intelligent and immaterial part of a person or the human soul in general, whether united with the body in life or separated from it in death, and ...

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