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devoutness

  • noun piety by virtue of being devout
    religiousness.

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catholic

  • noun a member of a Catholic church
  • adjective of or relating to or supporting Catholicism
    • the Catholic Church

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jewish_religion

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

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vedist

  • noun a scholar of or an authority on the Vedas

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manichee

  • noun an adherent of Manichaeism
    Manichaean; Manichean.
  • adjective of or relating to Manichaeism
    Manichaean; Manichean.

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mithraicism

  • noun ancient Persian religion; popular among Romans during first three centuries a.d.
    Mithraism.

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yogacara

  • noun one of the main traditions of Mahayana Buddhism; holds that the mind is real but that objects are just ideas or states of consciousness

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rastafarianism

  • noun a religious cult based on a belief that Ras Tafari (Haile Selassie) is the Messiah and that Africa (especially Ethiopia) is the Promised Land

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theist

  • noun one who believes in the existence of a god or gods
  • adjective of or relating to theism
    theistic; theistical.

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huguenot

  • noun a French Calvinist of the 16th or 17th centuries

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shinto

  • noun the native religion and former ethnic cult of Japan
  • noun the ancient indigenous religion of Japan lacking formal dogma; characterized by a veneration of nature spirits and of ancestors
    Shintoism.

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islamism

  • noun a fundamentalist Islamic revivalist movement generally characterized by moral conservatism and the literal interpretation of the Koran and the attempt to implement Islamic values in all aspects of life
  • noun the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
    Muhammadanism; Mohammedanism; Muslimism; Islam.
    • Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion
    • the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion

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muhammadanism

  • noun the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
    Mohammedanism; Islamism; Muslimism; Islam.
    • Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion
    • the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion

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foreordination

  • noun (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
    predetermination; preordination; predestination.

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mennonitism

  • noun system of beliefs and practices including belief in scriptural authority; plain dress; adult baptism; foot washing; restriction of marriage to members of the group

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supporter

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; protagonist; admirer; friend; booster.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun someone who supports or champions something
    sponsor; patron.

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zoroastrianism

  • noun system of religion founded in Persia in the 6th century BC by Zoroaster; set forth in the Zend-Avesta; based on concept of struggle between light (good) and dark (evil)
    Mazdaism.

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calvinism

  • noun the theological system of John Calvin and his followers emphasizing omnipotence of God and salvation by grace alone

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asian_shamanism

  • noun an animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans
    shamanism.

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religiousness

  • noun piety by virtue of being devout
    devoutness.
  • noun the quality of being extremely conscientious
    • his care in observing the rules of good health amounted to a kind of religiousness

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hinayana_buddhism

  • noun an offensive name for the early conservative Theravada Buddhism; it died out in India but survived in Sri Lanka and was taken from there to other regions of southwestern Asia
    Hinayana.

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mohammedanism

  • noun the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
    Muhammadanism; Islamism; Muslimism; Islam.
    • Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion
    • the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion

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religious_sect

  • noun a subdivision of a larger religious group
    religious order; sect.

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mahayana_buddhism

  • noun one of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing a common search for universal salvation especially through faith alone; the dominant religion of China and Tibet and Japan
    Mahayana.

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papism

  • noun the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church based in Rome
    Romanism; Roman Catholicism.
  • noun offensive terms for the practices and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church
    popery.

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mon

  • noun the second day of the week; the first working day
    Monday.
  • noun a member of a Buddhist people living in Myanmar and adjacent parts of Thailand

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parsiism

  • noun the faith of a Zoroastrian sect in India
    Parseeism.

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baptistic_doctrine

  • noun any of various doctrines closely related to Anabaptism

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calvinist

  • noun an adherent of the theological doctrines of John Calvin
    Genevan.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Calvinism or its adherents
    Calvinistic; Calvinistical.

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wesleyism

  • noun evangelical principles taught by John Wesley
    Wesleyanism.

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arminianism

  • noun 17th century theology (named after its founder Jacobus Arminius) that opposes the absolute predestinarianism of John Calvin and holds that human free will is compatible with God's sovereignty

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sivaism

  • noun a Hindu sect worshiping Shiva
    Shivaism.
  • noun worship of Shiva one of the 3 chief gods of the Hindu pantheon
    Shivaism.

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judaism

  • noun Jews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud
    Hebraism; Jewish religion.
  • noun the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud

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analogy

  • noun an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
  • noun drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
    • the operation of a computer presents and interesting analogy to the working of the brain
    • the models show by analogy how matter is built up

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nature_worship

  • noun a system of religion that deifies and worships natural forces and phenomena

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cataphatism

  • noun the religious belief that God has given enough clues to be known to humans positively and affirmatively (e.g., God created Adam `in his own image')

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heathenism

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

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pietism

  • noun exaggerated or affected piety and religious zeal
    religionism; religiousism; religiosity.
  • noun 17th and 18th-century German movement in the Lutheran Church stressing personal piety and devotion

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mazdaism

  • noun system of religion founded in Persia in the 6th century BC by Zoroaster; set forth in the Zend-Avesta; based on concept of struggle between light (good) and dark (evil)
    Zoroastrianism.

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jainist

  • noun a believer in Jainism
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Jainism
    Jain.
    • Jain gods

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mysticism

  • noun a religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality
    religious mysticism.
  • noun obscure or irrational thought

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trinitarianism

  • noun Christian doctrine stressing belief in the Trinity

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theravada_buddhism

  • noun one of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing personal salvation through your own efforts; a conservative form of Buddhism that adheres to Pali scriptures and the non-theistic ideal of self purification to nirvana; the dominant religion of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand and Laos and Cambodia
    Theravada.

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brahminism

  • noun the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism
    Brahmanism.
  • noun the religious beliefs of ancient India as prescribed in the sacred Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads
    Brahmanism.

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daoism

  • noun philosophical system developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events
    Taoism.

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shintoism

  • noun the ancient indigenous religion of Japan lacking formal dogma; characterized by a veneration of nature spirits and of ancestors
    Shinto.

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predestinarianism

  • noun the belief or doctrine of predestinarians

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shintoist

  • noun a believer in Shintoism
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Shintoism
    Shintoistic; Shinto.
    • Shinto temples

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methodism

  • noun the religious beliefs and practices of Methodists characterized by concern with social welfare and public morals

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tantrism

  • noun movement within Buddhism combining elements of Hinduism and paganism
  • noun doctrine of enlightenment as the realization of the oneness of one's self and the visible world; combines elements of Hinduism and paganism including magical and mystical elements like mantras and mudras and erotic rites; especially influential in Tibet
    Tantra.

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religionism

  • noun exaggerated religious zealotry
  • noun exaggerated or affected piety and religious zeal
    religiousism; religiosity; pietism.

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tao

  • noun an adherent of any branch of Taoism
    Taoist.
  • noun the ultimate principle of the universe

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hsuan_chiao

  • noun popular Chinese philosophical system based in teachings of Lao-tzu but characterized by a pantheism of many gods and the practices of alchemy and divination and magic
    Taoism.

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shaktism

  • noun a Hindu sect worshiping Shakti
    Saktism.
  • noun worship of Shakti as the wife of Shiva
    Saktism.

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established

  • adjective brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established
    constituted.
    • the established social order
    • distrust the constituted authority
    • a team established as a member of a major league
    • enjoyed his prestige as an established writer
    • an established precedent
    • the established Church
  • verb set up or found
    found; establish; set up; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program

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manichaeanism

  • noun a religion founded by Manes in the third century; a synthesis of Zoroastrian dualism between light and dark and Babylonian folklore and Buddhist ethics and superficial elements of Christianity; spread widely in the Roman Empire but had largely died out by 1000
    Manichaeism.

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spiritual

  • noun a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States
    Negro spiritual.
  • adjective satellite concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
    religious.
    • religious texts
    • a member of a religious order
    • lords temporal and spiritual
    • spiritual leaders
    • spiritual songs

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religiosity

  • noun exaggerated or affected piety and religious zeal
    religionism; religiousism; pietism.

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apophatism

  • noun the religious belief that God cannot be known but is completely `other' and must be described in negative terms (in terms of what God is not)

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druidism

  • noun the system of religion and philosophy taught by the Druids and their rites and ceremonies

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shingon

  • noun a form of Buddhism emphasizing mystical symbolism of mantras and mudras and the Buddha's ideal which is inexpressible

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genevan

  • noun a native or resident of Geneva
  • noun an adherent of the theological doctrines of John Calvin
    Calvinist.

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vishnuism

  • noun worship of Vishnu one of the 3 chief gods of the Hindu pantheon
    Vaishnavism; Vaisnavism.

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christianity

  • 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
    Christian religion.
  • noun the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia)
    Christendom.
    • for a thousand years the Roman Catholic Church was the principal church of Christendom

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saviour

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.
  • noun a person who rescues you from harm or danger
    rescuer; savior; deliverer.

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vedanta

  • noun (from the Sanskrit for `end of the Veda') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints rooted in the Upanishads as opposed to Mimamsa which relies on the Vedas and Brahmanas

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brahmanism

  • noun the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism
    Brahminism.
  • noun the religious beliefs of ancient India as prescribed in the sacred Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads
    Brahminism.

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manichaean

  • noun an adherent of Manichaeism
    Manichee; Manichean.
  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of dualism
    dualistic.
    • a Manichaean conflict between good and evil

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catharism

  • noun a Christian movement considered to be a medieval descendant of Manichaeism in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; characterized by dualism (asserted the coexistence of two mutually opposed principles, one good and one evil); was exterminated for heresy during the Inquisition
    Albigensianism.

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jainism

  • noun sect founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism
  • noun religion founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism; emphasizes asceticism and immortality and transmigration of the soul; denies existence of a perfect or supreme being

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cargo

  • noun goods carried by a large vehicle
    load; lading; shipment; loading; consignment; freight; payload.

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taoism

  • noun a Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism
  • noun religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu

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theravada

  • noun one of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing personal salvation through your own efforts; a conservative form of Buddhism that adheres to Pali scriptures and the non-theistic ideal of self purification to nirvana; the dominant religion of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand and Laos and Cambodia
    Theravada Buddhism.

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cultism

  • noun devotion to the doctrine or a cult or to the practices of a cult
  • noun religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
    idolatry; veneration; devotion.

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puseyism

  • noun principles of the founders of the Oxford movement as expounded in pamphlets called `Tracts for the Times'
    Tractarianism.

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lutheranism

  • noun teachings of Martin Luther emphasizing the cardinal doctrine of justification by faith alone

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nature

  • noun the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
    • it is the nature of fire to burn
    • the true nature of jealousy
  • noun a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
    • the laws of nature
    • nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women

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presbyterianism

  • noun the doctrines and practices of the Presbyterian Church: based in Calvinism

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quietism

  • noun a form of religious mysticism requiring withdrawal from all human effort and passive contemplation of God

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worship

  • noun the activity of worshipping
  • noun a feeling of profound love and admiration
    adoration.

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predetermination

  • noun (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
    foreordination; preordination; predestination.
  • noun a mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something
    • he entered the argument with a predetermination to prove me wrong

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religion

  • noun a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
    religious belief; faith.
    • he lost his faith but not his morality
  • noun an institution to express belief in a divine power
    organized religion; faith.
    • he was raised in the Baptist religion
    • a member of his own faith contradicted him

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predestinationist

  • noun anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny
    determinist; fatalist; predestinarian.

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theism

  • noun the doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods

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sikhism

  • noun the doctrines of a monotheistic religion founded in northern India in the 16th century by Guru Nanak and combining elements of Hinduism and Islam

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good_shepherd

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.

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cultist

  • noun a member of a religious cult
  • noun a member of an unorthodox cult who generally lives outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader

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romanism

  • noun the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church based in Rome
    Roman Catholicism; papism.

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mahayana

  • noun a major school of Buddhism teaching social concern and universal salvation; China; Japan; Tibet; Nepal; Korea; Mongolia
  • noun one of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing a common search for universal salvation especially through faith alone; the dominant religion of China and Tibet and Japan
    Mahayana Buddhism.

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christian

  • adjective following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ
  • noun a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination

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belief

  • noun any cognitive content held as true
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; feeling; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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church_of_scientology

  • noun a new religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1955 and characterized by a belief in the power of a person's spirit to clear itself of past painful experiences through self-knowledge and spiritual fulfillment
    Scientology.

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calvinistic

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Calvinism or its adherents
    Calvinist; Calvinistical.

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religious

  • noun a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
  • adjective satellite concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
    spiritual.
    • religious texts
    • a member of a religious order
    • lords temporal and spiritual
    • spiritual leaders
    • spiritual songs

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hindooism

  • noun the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
    Hinduism.
  • noun a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
    Hinduism.

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redeemer

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.
  • noun someone who redeems or buys back (promissory notes or merchandise or commercial paper etc.)

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catholicity

  • noun the beliefs and practices of a Catholic Church
    Catholicism.
  • noun the quality of being universal; existing everywhere
    universality.

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vaisnavism

  • noun Hindu sect worshiping of Vishnu
    Vaishnavism.
  • noun worship of Vishnu one of the 3 chief gods of the Hindu pantheon
    Vaishnavism; Vishnuism.

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hoodooism

  • noun a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities
    voodoo; voodooism; vodoun.

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pagan

  • noun a person who does not acknowledge your god
    heathen; infidel; gentile.
  • noun a person who follows a polytheistic or pre-Christian religion (not a Christian or Muslim or Jew)

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unitarianism

  • noun Christian doctrine that stresses individual freedom of belief and rejects the Trinity

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darsana

  • noun (from the Sanskrit word for `to see') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints on the nature of reality and the release from bondage to karma

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dualism

  • noun the doctrine that reality consists of two basic opposing elements, often taken to be mind and matter (or mind and body), or good and evil

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faith

  • noun a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
    religion; religious belief.
    • he lost his faith but not his morality
  • noun complete confidence in a person or plan etc
    trust.
    • he cherished the faith of a good woman
    • the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust

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vaishnavism

  • noun Hindu sect worshiping of Vishnu
    Vaisnavism.
  • noun worship of Vishnu one of the 3 chief gods of the Hindu pantheon
    Vishnuism; Vaisnavism.

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obi

  • noun (West Indies) followers of a religious system involving witchcraft and sorcery
    obeah.
  • noun a religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery; practiced in parts of the West Indies and tropical Americas
    obeah.

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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

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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jesus

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.

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genevese

Of or pertaining to Geneva, in Switzerland; Genevan. -- n. sing. & pl. A native or inhabitant of Geneva; collectively, the inhabitants of Geneva; people of Geneva.

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zen_buddhist

  • noun an adherent of the doctrines of Zen Buddhism

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wicca

  • noun a community of followers of the Wicca religion
  • noun the polytheistic nature religion of modern witchcraft whose central deity is a mother goddess; claims origins in pre-Christian pagan religions of western Europe

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manichean

  • noun an adherent of Manichaeism
    Manichaean; Manichee.
  • adjective of or relating to Manichaeism
    Manichaean; Manichee.

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macumba

  • noun (Brazil) followers of a religious cult of African origin
  • noun popular dance music of Brazil; derived from the practices of the macumba religious cult

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wesleyanism

  • noun evangelical principles taught by John Wesley
    Wesleyism.

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christ

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.
  • noun any expected deliverer
    messiah.

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tractarianism

  • noun principles of the founders of the Oxford movement as expounded in pamphlets called `Tracts for the Times'
    Puseyism.

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religious_belief

  • noun a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
    religion; faith.
    • he lost his faith but not his morality

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catholicism

  • noun the beliefs and practices of a Catholic Church
    Catholicity.

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second_adventist

  • noun a member of Christian denomination that expects the imminent advent of Christ
    Adventist.

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buddhist

  • noun one who follows the teachings of Buddha
  • adjective of or relating to or supporting Buddhism
    Buddhistic.
    • Buddhist sculpture

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cult

  • noun followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
  • noun an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
    rage; fad; furore; furor; craze.
    • he always follows the latest fads
    • it was all the rage that season

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buddhism

  • noun a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha
  • noun the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth

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second_adventism

  • noun any Christian religion that believes the second coming of Christ is imminent
    Adventism.

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doctrine

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought; ism.

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church

  • noun one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
    Christian church.
  • noun a place for public (especially Christian) worship
    church building.
    • the church was empty

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paganism

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

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revealed_religion

  • noun a religion founded primarily on the revelations of God to humankind

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shamanism

  • noun any animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practiced by certain Native American tribes)
  • noun an animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans
    Asian shamanism.

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mahayanist

  • noun an adherent of Mahayana Buddhism

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established_church

  • noun the church that is recognized as the official church of a nation

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adventism

  • noun any Christian religion that believes the second coming of Christ is imminent
    Second Adventism.

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seventh-day_adventism

  • noun Adventism that is strongly Protestant and observes Saturday as the Sabbath

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reveal

  • verb make visible
    bring out; uncover; unveil.
    • Summer brings out bright clothes
    • He brings out the best in her
  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; let out; give away.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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tantra

  • noun any of a fairly recent class of Hindu or Buddhist religious literature concerned with ritual acts of body and speech and mind
  • noun doctrine of enlightenment as the realization of the oneness of one's self and the visible world; combines elements of Hinduism and paganism including magical and mystical elements like mantras and mudras and erotic rites; especially influential in Tibet
    Tantrism.

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roman_catholicism

  • noun the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church based in Rome
    Romanism; papism.

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religiousism

  • noun exaggerated or affected piety and religious zeal
    religionism; religiosity; pietism.

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doctrine_of_analogy

  • noun the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate
    analogy.

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christian_church

  • noun one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
    church.
  • noun a Protestant church that accepts the Bible as the only source of true Christian faith and practices baptism by immersion
    Disciples of Christ.

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the_nazarene

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.

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religious_person

  • noun a person who manifests devotion to a deity

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shivaism

  • noun a Hindu sect worshiping Shiva
    Sivaism.
  • noun worship of Shiva one of the 3 chief gods of the Hindu pantheon
    Sivaism.

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adventist

  • noun a member of Christian denomination that expects the imminent advent of Christ
    Second Adventist.

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mimamsa

  • noun (from the Sanskrit word for `reflection' or `interpretation') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints on ritual traditions rooted in the Vedas and the Brahmanas as opposed to Vedanta which relies mostly on the Upanishads

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calvinistical

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Calvinism or its adherents
    Calvinistic; Calvinist.

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jesus_of_nazareth

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.

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hoodoo

  • noun (geology) a column of weathered and unusually shaped rock
    • a tall sandstone hoodoo
  • noun a practitioner of voodoo

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mithra

  • noun ancient Persian god of light and truth; sun god
    Mithras.

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taoist

  • noun an adherent of any branch of Taoism
    Tao.
  • adjective of or relating to the popular Chinese religious system based on the teachings of Lao-tzu but including a pantheon of gods along with divination and magic
    • Taoist temples

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muslimism

  • noun the civilization of Muslims collectively which is governed by the Muslim religion
    Islam.
    • Islam is predominant in northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, and Indonesia
  • noun the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
    Muhammadanism; Mohammedanism; Islamism; Islam.
    • Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion
    • the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion

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mithras

  • noun ancient Persian god of light and truth; sun god
    Mithra.
  • noun ancient Persian god of light and truth; sun god
    Mithra.

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tritheism

  • noun (Christianity) the heretical belief that the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit are three separate gods

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preordination

  • noun (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
    predetermination; foreordination; predestination.

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predestinarian

  • noun anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny
    determinist; fatalist; predestinationist.
  • adjective of or relating to predestination; holding the doctrine of predestination

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anabaptism

  • noun a Protestant movement in the 16th century that believed in the primacy of the Bible, baptised only believers, not infants, and believed in complete separation of church and state

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puritanism

  • noun the beliefs and practices characteristic of Puritans (most of whom were Calvinists who wished to purify the Church of England of its Catholic aspects)
  • noun strictness and austerity in conduct and religion

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determinist

  • noun anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny
    fatalist; predestinarian; predestinationist.

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church_building

  • noun a place for public (especially Christian) worship
    church.
    • the church was empty

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donatism

  • noun a schismatic Christian religion in northern Africa from the 4th to the 7th century; held that only those who led a blameless life belonged in the church or could administer the sacraments

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necessitarian

  • noun someone who does not believe the doctrine of free will

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manichaeism

  • noun a religion founded by Manes in the third century; a synthesis of Zoroastrian dualism between light and dark and Babylonian folklore and Buddhist ethics and superficial elements of Christianity; spread widely in the Roman Empire but had largely died out by 1000
    Manichaeanism.

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tibetan_buddhism

  • noun a Buddhist doctrine that includes elements from India that are not Buddhist and elements of preexisting shamanism
    Lamaism.

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voodoo

  • noun a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
    juju; hoodoo; fetich; fetish.
  • noun (Haiti) followers of a religion that involves witchcraft and animistic deities

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anglicanism

  • noun the faith and doctrine and practice of the Anglican Church

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determinism

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory holding that all events are inevitable consequences of antecedent sufficient causes; often understood as denying the possibility of free will

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religious_cult

  • noun a system of religious beliefs and rituals
    cult; cultus.
    • devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin

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voodooism

  • noun a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities
    voodoo; hoodooism; vodoun.

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predestination

  • noun previous determination as if by destiny or fate
  • noun (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
    predetermination; foreordination; preordination.

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donatist

  • noun an adherent of Donatism
  • adjective of or relating to Donatism

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protestantism

  • noun the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation

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swiss_people

  • noun the natives or inhabitants of Switzerland
    Swiss.

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mystic

  • noun someone who believes in the existence of realities beyond human comprehension
    religious mystic.
  • adjective satellite having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding
    mystical; occult; secret; orphic; mysterious.
    • mysterious symbols
    • the mystical style of Blake
    • occult lore
    • the secret learning of the ancients

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religious_order

  • noun a subdivision of a larger religious group
    sect; religious sect.

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organized

  • adjective formed into a structured or coherent whole
  • verb create (as an entity)
    organize; organise; form.
    • social groups form everywhere
    • They formed a company

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cultus

  • noun a system of religious beliefs and rituals
    cult; religious cult.
    • devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin

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deliverer

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Jesus Christ.
  • noun a person who rescues you from harm or danger
    saviour; rescuer; savior.

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fundamentalism

  • noun the interpretation of every word in the sacred texts as literal truth

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hinduism

  • noun the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
    Hindooism.
  • noun a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
    Hindooism.

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bahaism

  • noun a religion founded in Iran in 1863; emphasizes the spiritual unity of all humankind; incorporates Christian and Islamic tenets; many adherents live in the United States
    • Bahaism has no public rituals or sacraments and praying is done in private

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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
    Christianity.

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fatalist

  • noun anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny
    determinist; predestinarian; predestinationist.
  • adjective of or relating to fatalism
    fatalistic.
    • a fatalist person

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hebraism

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

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yoga

  • noun Hindu discipline aimed at training the consciousness for a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility that is achieved through the three paths of actions and knowledge and devotion
  • noun a system of exercises practiced as part of the Hindu discipline to promote control of the body and mind

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vodoun

  • noun a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities
    voodoo; hoodooism; voodooism.

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geneva

  • noun a city in southwestern Switzerland at the western end of Lake Geneva; it is the headquarters of various international organizations
    Genf; Geneve.
  • noun gin made in the Netherlands
    Holland gin; Hollands.

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saktism

  • noun a Hindu sect worshiping Shakti
    Shaktism.
  • noun worship of Shakti as the wife of Shiva
    Shaktism.

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parseeism

  • noun the faith of a Zoroastrian sect in India
    Parsiism.

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religious_mystic

  • noun someone who believes in the existence of realities beyond human comprehension
    mystic.

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albigensianism

  • noun a Christian movement considered to be a medieval descendant of Manichaeism in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; characterized by dualism (asserted the coexistence of two mutually opposed principles, one good and one evil); was exterminated for heresy during the Inquisition
    Catharism.

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mormonism

  • noun the doctrines and practices of the Mormon Church based on the Book of Mormon

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fatalism

  • noun a submissive mental attitude resulting from acceptance of the doctrine that everything that happens is predetermined and inevitable
  • noun a philosophical doctrine holding that all events are predetermined in advance for all time and human beings are powerless to change them

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religious_mysticism

  • noun a religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality
    mysticism.

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pagan_religion

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

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evangelicalism

  • noun stresses the importance of personal conversion and faith as the means of salvation

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pentecostalism

  • noun the principles and practices of Pentecostal religious groups; characterized by religious excitement and talking in tongues

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congregationalism

  • noun system of beliefs and church government of a Protestant denomination in which each member church is self-governing

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scientology

  • noun a new religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1955 and characterized by a belief in the power of a person's spirit to clear itself of past painful experiences through self-knowledge and spiritual fulfillment
    Church of Scientology.

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eastern_catholicism

  • noun the beliefs and practices of any of the eastern Catholic Churches based in Constantinople or Antioch or Alexandria or Moscow or Jerusalem

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savior

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.
  • noun a person who rescues you from harm or danger
    saviour; rescuer; deliverer.

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swiss

  • noun the natives or inhabitants of Switzerland
    Swiss people.
  • adjective of or relating to Switzerland or its people or culture
    • the Swiss army

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cargo_cult

  • noun (Melanesia) the followers of one of several millenarian cults that believe salvation will come in the form of wealth (`cargo') brought by westerners; some ascribe divine attributes to westerners on first contact (especially to missionaries)
  • noun a religious cult that anticipates a time of joy, serenity, and justice when salvation comes

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nazarene

  • noun a member of a group of Jews who (during the early history of the Christian Church) accepted Jesus as the Messiah; they accepted the Gospel According to Matthew but rejected the Epistles of St. Paul and continued to follow Jewish law and celebrate Jewish holidays; they were later declared heretic by the Church of Rome
    Ebionite.
  • noun an early name for any Christian

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vedism

  • noun the form of Hinduism that revolves primarily around the mythic version and ritual ideologies in the Vedas

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building

  • noun a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
    edifice.
    • there was a three-story building on the corner
    • it was an imposing edifice
  • noun the act of constructing something
    construction.
    • during the construction we had to take a detour
    • his hobby was the building of boats

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krishnaism

  • noun worship of Krishna the 8th avatar of Vishnu

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pantheism

  • noun (rare) worship that admits or tolerates all gods
  • noun the doctrine or belief that God is the universe and its phenomena (taken or conceived of as a whole) or the doctrine that regards the universe as a manifestation of God

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pantheist

  • noun someone who believes that God and the universe are the same
  • adjective of or relating to pantheism
    pantheistic.

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obeah

  • noun (West Indies) followers of a religious system involving witchcraft and sorcery
    obi.
  • noun a religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery; practiced in parts of the West Indies and tropical Americas
    obi.

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lamaist

  • noun (Buddhism) an adherent of Lamaism

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zen_buddhism

  • noun school of Mahayana Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition rather than faith; China and Japan
    Zen.
  • noun a Buddhist doctrine that enlightenment can be attained through direct intuitive insight
    Zen.

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ecclesiasticism

  • noun excessive adherence to ecclesiastical forms and activities
    • their ecclesiasticism overwhelmed their religion
  • noun religion appropriate to a church and to ecclesiastical principles and practices

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jesus_christ

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer.

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zen

  • noun school of Mahayana Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition rather than faith; China and Japan
    Zen Buddhism.
  • noun a Buddhist doctrine that enlightenment can be attained through direct intuitive insight
    Zen Buddhism.

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mithraism

  • noun ancient Persian religion; popular among Romans during first three centuries a.d.
    Mithraicism.

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person

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a human body (usually including the clothing)
    • a weapon was hidden on his person

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hinayana

  • noun a major school of Buddhism teaching personal salvation through one's own efforts
  • noun an offensive name for the early conservative Theravada Buddhism; it died out in India but survived in Sri Lanka and was taken from there to other regions of southwestern Asia
    Hinayana Buddhism.

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sect

  • noun a subdivision of a larger religious group
    religious order; religious sect.
  • noun a dissenting clique
    faction.

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khalsa

  • noun the group of initiated Sikhs to which devout orthodox Sikhs are ritually admitted at puberty; founded by the tenth and last Guru in 1699

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lamaism

  • noun a Buddhist doctrine that includes elements from India that are not Buddhist and elements of preexisting shamanism
    Tibetan Buddhism.

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order

  • noun (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order of magnitude.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

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christian_science

  • noun Protestant denomination founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866
    Church of Christ Scientist.
  • noun religious system based on teachings of Mary Baker Eddy emphasizing spiritual healing

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islam

  • noun the civilization of Muslims collectively which is governed by the Muslim religion
    Muslimism.
    • Islam is predominant in northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, and Indonesia
  • noun the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
    Muhammadanism; Mohammedanism; Islamism; Muslimism.
    • Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion
    • the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion

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