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Proselytism

Proselytism is the practice of attempting to convert people to another opinion and, particularly, another religion. The word proselytism comes from the Greek language prefix pros towards and the verb erchomai I come. Historically in the New Testa ...

                                               

Quran

The Quran is the holy book of Islam. The Quran is considered by Muslims to be "The Word of Allah ". This book is claimed to be different from other religious texts in that it is said to be the literal words of God, through the prophet Muhammad. S ...

                                               

Restorationism

Restorationism, also called Christian primitivism is a movement that tries to restore to model itself after what is known or believed of the Early Church. Over the course of time, different groups have used the term, with different meanings: The ...

                                               

Sin

A sin is a bad act. Particularly, it is a bad act against another person, an animal, a spirit, or a god. In Abrahamic religions, such as Christianity and Judaism, it is an act that goes against what God wants. It turns people away from God and tr ...

                                               

Taurobolium

During the Roman empire, the taurobolium referred to practices involving the sacrifice of a bull, which after mid-2nd century became connected with the worship of the Great Mother of the Gods, though not previously limited to her cult, after 159 ...

                                               

Theology

Theology is the study of one or more religions. Somebody who studies theology is called a theologian. Books or ideas about theology are called theological. Theology may be studied for many reasons. Some people study theology to better understand ...

                                               

Blasphemy

Blasphemy is a word that means speaking badly about a religion, or insulting a god. Some religions see blasphemy as a religious crime. Many countries witha state religion have laws that make blasphemy a crime. For example, blasphemy can be punish ...

                                               

Cosmological argument

The cosmological argument is an attempt to prove the existence of God by the fact that things exist. It assumes that things must have a cause, and that the chain of causes can only end by a supernatural event. Other names for the argument are arg ...

                                               

Creator

A creator is a person who creates something. In some religions God or Allah meaning the God in Arabic is the most important and original creator of the whole universe - including Man who is made "in his image" see Genesis to observe it and contro ...

                                               

Deism

Deism is the belief that a higher being exists, but that the only revelation of God is in nature and reason, not in sacred books or prophets. Deism says that people should rely on logic and reason, and not traditions of a religion that is based o ...

                                               

Devil

In some religions, the devil is a bad spirit or supernatural being that tries to create problems for people and distance them from God. Some people also use the words "the Devil" or "Satan" for the most powerful devil. The word "devil" comes from ...

                                               

Dualism

Dualism is the idea or theory that something is split into two parts. These parts are separate from each other, and the thing cannot be divided up in any other way. The idea or theory that something cannot be split into any parts is called monism ...

                                               

Fundamentalism

Fundamentalism was used at first to describe some people in the Protestant community in the United States in the early 20th century. These people had a set of well-defined values. These values were in opposition to more modern ideas. The group al ...

                                               

Heresy

Heresy is a word used by different religious groups, used to describe someone who has ideas that are different from what the religion or law teaches. Such a person is known as heretic. In the Middle Ages it was not uncommon to accuse someone of h ...

                                               

Miracle

A Miracle is an amazing, beneficial event that goes against natural laws. Some people say that a miracle is always an act brought about by God or other supernatural force. Others say that there can always be another explanation for it.

                                               

Monotheism

Monotheism is the belief in only one god, rather than two or more, which would be polytheism such as Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Ancient Egypt and partly Hinduism. Many religions are monotheistic, such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Bahai Fai ...

                                               

Pandeism

Pandeism is the belief that a higher being like a God made the Universe, but made it by becoming it. People who follow Pandeism are called Pandeists. After making the Universe, God and the Universe are equivalent Because God is now the Universe, ...

                                               

Pantheism

Pantheism is the belief that God and the universe are equivalent. A pantheist believes that everything that exists is a part of God or that God is a part of everything that exists. The name pantheism comes from the Greek words theism and pan. Any ...

                                               

Prayer

Prayer is a communication to God. Many believe their prayers are answered and evidence of it is primarily reported in the Old and New Testament. Later miracles and graces have been reported by the Church and by common people. Prayer is done by th ...

                                               

Predestination

Predestination is a religious concept, which is about the relationship between God and His creation. The religious character of predestination distinguishes it from other ideas about determinism and free will. Those who believe in predestination, ...

                                               

Prophecy

A prophecy is a claim of what the future will be like, which is not based on any ordinary source of information. In some ways, prophecies are similar to religion. Not all people believe in prophecy. People that do think they come from God or a go ...

                                               

Prophet

Prophets are people who said that God or gods talked to them. They freely teach other people what they learned. Most of them warn people that something very good will happen if they change their lives. There are prophets in Christianity, Islam, J ...

                                               

Resurrection

The idea of resurrection is found in writings of ancient polytheistic religions in the Middle East. Some Egyptian and Canaanite writings tell of gods being resurrected, such as Osiris and Baal. In Greek mythology, many men and women were given et ...

                                               

Salvation

In theology, salvation can mean various things: Following the sunnah of prophet Muhammad surah Baqarah. Being saved from something, such as suffering or the punishment of sin - also called deliverance see Epistle to the Romans 5:8. Being saved th ...

                                               

Samaritan Pentateuch

The Samaritan Pentateuch or Samaritan Torah is a special version of the Torah used by the Samaritans. This version was created at the latest 127 BC, when the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed, and the Samaritans split from the other group in the ...

                                               

Scholasticism

Scholasticism is a way of thinking and teaching knowledge. It was developed in the Middle Ages. It started when people wanted to bring together what is called classical philosophy with the teachings of Christian theology. Classical philosophy is ...

                                               

Soul

Many philosophies and religions say that a soul is the part of a living human being which is supernatural and lives after death. It is usually said to be immortal. It cannot be discovered by science, because it cannot be tested in any controlled ...

                                               

Theism

Theism is the religious belief that at least one god exists while rejecting the existence or importance of polytheistic gods or goddesses. In a broader definition it can also be the belief in God or gods in general, including all types of god-bel ...

                                               

Theodicy

Theodicy is a branch of theology that seeks to explain why a God that is seen as all-loving, all-seeing, and all-powerful allows evil to exist. The word comes from the Greek words for God and Judgment and so means the judgment of God. It was firs ...

                                               

Tritheism

Tritheism is the belief that there are three distinct, powerful gods, who form a triad. Generally three gods are believed to have separate powers and separate supreme beings or spheres of influence but working together. In this respect tritheism ...

                                               

Aaron

Aaron is a person described in the Bible and the Quran. He was the older brother of Moses. He helped Moses lead the Hebrews out of Egypt. In the Bible, he appeared very much in Exodus.

                                               

Acts of Supremacy

The Acts of Supremacy was passed by Elizabeth I in 1558. This act stated that the king, not the pope was the head of the Church of England. When this act was originally passed by Henry VIII, in 1534, he had been the Head of the Church in England’ ...

                                               

Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve are the parents of all humans in the Abrahamic religions. In the Book of Genesis in the Bible, as well as the Quran and the Aqdas, they are the first two people made by God. The Bible says that the Devil entered into the Garden of Ed ...

                                               

Adam and Steve

Adam and Steve is a phrase that was created from a conservative Christian slogan "God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve". It was created to summarize Judeo-Christian bible-based arguments against homosexual practices or homosexuality. The slo ...

                                               

Adhan

The adhān is the Islamic call to prayer. The muezzin reads it out aloud. The root of the word is ḏn "to permit", and another derivative of this word is uḏun, meaning "ear." The muezzin reads Adhan in the mosque, sometimes from a minaret. He usual ...

                                               

Advaita Vedanta

Advaita Vedanta is a school in Hinduism. People who believe in Advaita believe that their soul is not different from Brahman. The most famous Hindu philosopher who taught about Advaita Vedanta was Adi Shankara who lived in India more than a thous ...

                                               

Advent

The Season of Advent, which begins on a Sunday about four weeks before Christmas Day, is celebrated by most Christian Churches, as well as some other Christian communities. It is a time for people to prepare themselves for two different things: f ...

                                               

Afterlife

Some religions believe in reincarnation to come back to life as a different person or even animal. These religions include Buddhism and Hinduism. Hinduism specifically believes that at death the soul leaves the physical body but does not die. It ...

                                               

Agnivanshi

According to Bhavishya Purana, When Parshurama destroyed all the Kshatriyas in the land, the Brahmin priests, headed by Sage Vasishtha, kindled a sacrificial fire at Mount Abu and prayed that they be granted protection by being given some warrior ...

                                               

Ahimsa

Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word which means "non-violence” or "non-injury". The practice of ahimsa is an important aspect of religions like Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. A person who practices ahimsa generally eats vegetarian foods. A religious perso ...

                                               

Albanian Orthodox Church

The Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania is one of the Eastern Orthodox churches. It is very new. It was created in 1922 by the fathers of the Albanian Orthodoxy Fan Noli, Visarion Xhuvani, and others. The Albanian Orthodox Church is autoceph ...

                                               

Amidah

The Amidah is one of the two main prayers of Judaism. It has that name because people say it standing up. Jews say it at every prayer service of the year. It is also called Shemoneh Esrei שמונה עשרה, "eighteen" because at first the weekday versio ...

                                               

Amish

The Amish are a group of people who live according to the Anabaptist tradition. They have a common history with other Baptist movements, such as the Mennonites. The Amish are known for simple lifestyle, plain dress, and reluctance to adopt many c ...

                                               

Book of Amos

The Book of Amos is one of the books of the Neviim and of the Christian Old Testament. Amos is one of the minor prophets. Amos lived during the time of two other prophets,Hosea and Isaiah, around 750 BC while Jeroboam was king of Israel and Uzzia ...

                                               

Anabaptist

Anabaptists are Protestant Christians. The word anabaptism comes from the Greek language, meaning "to baptize again". The followers of these movements hold that people should be baptized after they are believers. This is called believers baptism. ...

                                               

Ancient Church of the East

The Ancient Church of the East is an Assyrian church. The church separated from the Assyrian Church of the East. This happened because Mar Shimun XXIII, the patriarch of Assyrian Church of the East introduced reforms which were not supported. The ...

                                               

Angel Numbers

Angel numbers is part of numerology. It explains why each number is connected to a frequency beyond its numeric value. When people keep seeing the same numbers again, it is believed that their guardian angels are somehow showing them signs. In ge ...

                                               

Anglican Church of Canada

The Anglican Church of Canada is the member church of the Anglican Communion in Canada. In 2007, it had over 545.000 members in 1.676 parishes. It is the third largest church in Canada, after the Roman Catholic Church and the United Church of Can ...

                                               

Saint Anna

Saint Anna is the mother of Virgin Mary and the grandmother of Jesus. Her husband is Saint Joachim. Her name is a version of the Hebrew name Hanna. Anna means grace. According to tradition, Joachim went to a temple to pray, but was not allowed in ...

                                               

Annihilationism

Annihilationism is something that some Christians believe. People who are annihilationists believe that those who do not go to heaven do not live forever in hell, but instead die and no longer exist. Most Christians are not annihilationists. Famo ...

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