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Abraham Isaac Kook

Abraham Isaac Kook  

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Rabbi, Kabbalist, and religious thinker, first Chief Rabbi of the Land of Israel (1865–1935). Kook was born in the small town of Greiva in Latvia. He studied at the famous Yeshivah of Volozhyn. In ...
Acts of the Apostles

Acts of the Apostles  

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A New Testament book immediately following the Gospels and relating the history of the early Church, and in particular the missionary journeys of St Paul and others.
Adalard of Corbie

Adalard of Corbie  

(751–826)A cousin of Charlemagne, Adalard was raised at court with his brother Wala. He retired to Corbie where, after a stay at Monte Cassino, he returned as abbot (780). ...
Ambrosius Autpertus

Ambrosius Autpertus  

(died 784)Born in Provence, a monk at San Vincenzo al Volturno in the Beneventano, Ambrosius Autpert became its abbot in 777. In 774 Charlemagne had defeated the Lombards, but ...
Annunciation

Annunciation  

The announcement of the Incarnation, made by Gabriel to Mary; the Feast of the Annunciation is celebrated on 25 March, otherwise called Lady Day. In art, representations often show Mary sitting with ...
anointing

anointing  

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A ceremonial action to separate persons and things from profane use and to obtain for them the infusion of Divine grace. In the OT priests and kings are anointed, and the future deliverer is ...
Apostolici

Apostolici  

(Lat., ‘Apostolics’). The bodies to whom the title has been applied, by themselves or others, include: (1) some Gnostic communities of the 2nd–4th cents.; (2) an ascetic body which flourished in the ...
Arianism

Arianism  

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In Christian theology, the main heresy denying the divinity of Christ, originating with the Alexandrian priest Arius (c. 250–c. 336). Arianism maintained that the son of God was created by the Father ...
Ascension

Ascension  

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In Christian belief, the ascent of Christ into heaven on the fortieth day after the Resurrection. Ascension Day is the Thursday 40 days after Easter, on which Christ's Ascension is celebrated in the ...
baptism

baptism  

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In the Christian Church, the religious rite of sprinkling water on a person's head or of immersing them in water, symbolizing purification or regeneration and admission to the Christian Church. ...
Biblical theology

Biblical theology  

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A movement in Christian theology, especially in the 1930s–1950s, which sought to expound a common, ‘biblical’ (usually, ‘Hebraic’) viewpoint and language in the Old and New Testaments.
Cathars

Cathars  

A member of a heretical medieval Christian sect which professed a form of Manichaean dualism and sought to achieve great spiritual purity. The name is recorded in English from the mid 17th century, ...
charisma

charisma  

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Is a quality possessed by some individuals that encourages others to listen and follow. Charismatic leaders tend to be self-confident, visionary, and change oriented, often with eccentric or unusual ...
Charismatic Renewal Movement

Charismatic Renewal Movement  

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A predominantly lay movement within the main Churches. It originated in Pentecostalism, and, like it, emphasizes group worship and the exercise of the spiritual ‘gifts’ (charismata), especially ...
Christianity

Christianity  

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The religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, or its beliefs and practices. It originated among the Jewish followers of Jesus of Nazareth, who believed that he was the promised ...
circumincession

circumincession  

In Christian theology the technical term for the interpenetration of the Three Persons of the Trinity.
Comforter

Comforter  

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Used in AV to translate the Greek paraclete, the term in the gospel of John for the Holy Spirit, who is sent by the exalted Jesus to be with the disciples.
communion

communion  

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The partaking of the consecrated elements at the Christian eucharist. Along with Lord's Supper it is also (as in the Book of Common Prayer) another name for the whole service of the eucharist.[...]
confirmation

confirmation  

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The Christian rite in which the Holy Spirit is conveyed in a renewed or fuller way to those who have already undergone baptism, derived from John 14. 15–21, and Acts ...
conscience

conscience  

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The word now denotes the capacity for judging the rightness of actions, whether in general or in particular. Christians are agreed that it is unique to human beings and that its effectiveness is ...

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