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religion Idioms & Phrases

christian religion

  • noun a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior

freedom of religion

  • noun a civil right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution

jewish religion

  • noun Jews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud
    Hebraism; Judaism.

minister of religion

  • noun a person authorized to conduct religious worship
    curate; pastor; minister; rector; parson.
    • clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches

Natural religion

  • a religion based upon the evidences of a God and his qualities, which is supplied by natural phenomena. See Natural theology, under Natural.
Webster 1913

Natural theology, ∨ Natural religion

  • that part of theological science which treats of those evidences of the existence and attributes of the Supreme Being which are exhibited in nature; distinguished from revealed religion. See Quotation under Natural, a., 3.
Webster 1913

organized religion

  • noun an institution to express belief in a divine power
    religion; faith.
    • he was raised in the Baptist religion
    • a member of his own faith contradicted him

pagan religion

  • noun any of various religions other than Christianity or Judaism or Islamism
    paganism; heathenism.

pentecostal religion

  • noun any fundamentalist Protestant Church that uses revivalistic methods to achieve experiences comparable to the Pentecostal experiences of the first Christian disciples

Religion of humanity

  • a name sometimes given to a religion founded upon positivism as a philosophical basis.
Webster 1913

Revealed religion

  • noun a religion founded primarily on the revelations of God to humankind
  • that which is based upon direct communication of God's will to mankind; especially, the Christian religion, based on the revelations recorded in the Old and New Testaments.
Webster 1913

To experience religion

  • (Theol.), to become a convert to the diatribes of Christianity; to yield to the power of religions truth.
Webster 1913