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Auroville

Auroville  

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Auroville is an international community founded in 1968 in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Its 1600 inhabitants representing over 35 nations reside in over 80 settlements spread across 20 ...
Daijō-kai

Daijō-kai  

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(Jap.).‘Rules of the great vehicle’, i.e. rules for monks and laypeople in Mahāyāna Buddhism, as e.g. in jujukai.
Der

Der  

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[OIr., daughter, girl (poetic)].First syllable, sometimes separated, e.g. of many figures from early Ireland; alphabetized letter by letter.
vaticinium ex eventu

vaticinium ex eventu  

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The term applied to a passage in the prophets or the gospels which has the form of a prediction but is in fact written in the knowledge of the event having occurred (e.g. probably Luke 21: 20).
brother

brother  

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Used of sons of the same parent(s) (e.g. Judg. 8: 19), of related people (e.g. Deut. 23: 8, NJB), or in reference to a forgiven foe (1 Kgs. 20: 33, NRSV). In the NT it is used of a fellow Christian ...
Connemara

Connemara  

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[Ir. Conmaicne Mara, Conmac's people of the sea; Iarchonnacht, western Connacht].A region of west Co. Galway, west of Lough Corrib; originally Connemara was roughly identical with the barony of ...
battle

battle  

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From beginning (Gen. 4: 23–4) to end (Rev. 20: 8) the Bible is a story of conflict, largely because Israel was situated between great powers to the north and south who therefore tended to clash on ...
Elisha ben Abuyah

Elisha ben Abuyah  

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(early 2nd cent.).Jewish tanna who subsequently renounced Judaism. Although he was the teacher of R. Meir who quoted his sayings (e.g. Avot 4. 20), the reason for his apostasy ...
Parents

Parents  

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Biblical Hebrew uses no generic word to denote parents but refers to them always as father and mother (e.g., Ex. 20.12; Lv. 19.3; Prv. 1.9). Later Hebrew adopted the word ...
hungry grass

hungry grass  

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[Ir. féar gortach, fód gortach].A belief in Irish oral tradition of unknown antiquity, perhaps from Famine times (c.1846–8), of an enchanted tuft of grass that leaves those unfortunates who tread ...
remembrance

remembrance  

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In the OT remembrance is especially ordained to recall the saving acts of the works of God (e.g. Deut. 5: 15); but people could be remembered after death by a memorial pillar (2 Sam. 18: 18), as ...
Nicasius

Nicasius  

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(5th century),bishop of Reims and martyr. Tenth in the list of bishops of Reims (coming after Severus), Nicasius was faced with victorious barbarians at the gates and even in the streets of his city. ...
frequency of Communion

frequency of Communion  

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On a possible interpretation of Acts 2: 46 the apostolic community communicated daily; from other passages in the NT and 2nd-cent. writers it seems that members of the local Churches all communicated ...
Leo XIII

Leo XIII  

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(20 Feb. 1878–20 July 1903)Sixth child of seven in a family of the lesser nobility, Gioacchino Vincenzo Pecci was born at Carpineto, in the hills south of Rome, on 2 Mar. 1810. A brilliant boy with a ...
Seraphim

Seraphim  

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The six-winged creatures which Isaiah saw standing above the throne of God (Is. 6: 2–7). Christian exegetes have held them to be a category of angels, counterparts to the Cherubim.
Adalbert of Magdeburg

Adalbert of Magdeburg  

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(d. 981),archbishop. Details of his early life are unknown, but he became a monk at St Maximin of Trier. The emperor Otto the Great and his English wife Edith founded a monastery at Magdeburg to ...
Antony Zaccaria

Antony Zaccaria  

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(1502–39),founder of the Barnabite Order. Born at Cremona, he studied medicine at Padua University and practised in his home town as a doctor. But he became a priest in 1528, having decided that he ...
Christianity in South Pacific

Christianity in South Pacific  

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The LMS sent evangelists who started work in Tahiti in 1797 and rapidly extended it. Many other bodies have played a smaller part in attempts to evangelize the Pacific Islanders, notably Wesleyan ...
sign

sign  

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Remarkable events which witness to the will of God, such as the rainbow (Gen. 9: 12) or the plagues wrought by Moses and Aaron in Egypt (Exod. 10: 2). In the NT the Jews demanded miraculous signs ...
chriae

chriae  

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The latter spelling is now more usual. The term was applied to a popular literary form in the ancient world where it was defined as ‘a concise reminiscence aptly attributed to some character’. ...

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