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melanchthon

  • noun German theologian and Luther's successor as leader of the Reformation in Germany (1497-1560)
    Philipp Schwarzerd; Philipp Melanchthon.

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saint_christopher

  • noun Christian martyr and patron saint of travellers (3rd century)
    St. Christopher; Christopher.
  • noun the largest of the islands comprising Saint Christopher-Nevis
    St. Christopher; St. Kitts; Saint Kitts.

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wynfrith

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
    Boniface; Winfred; St. Boniface; Apostle of Germany; Saint Boniface.

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duns_scotus

  • noun Scottish theologian who was very influential in the Middle Ages (1265-1308)
    John Duns Scotus.

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st._beda

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Beda; Bede; St. Baeda; Saint Baeda; St. Bede; Baeda; the Venerable Bede; Saint Beda; Saint Bede.

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erasmus

  • noun Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe; although his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church led to the Reformation, he opposed violence and condemned Martin Luther (1466-1536)
    Geert Geerts; Gerhard Gerhards; Desiderius Erasmus.

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hierarch

  • noun a person who holds a high position in a hierarchy
  • noun a senior clergyman and dignitary
    high priest; prelate; primate; archpriest.

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johannes_eckhart

  • noun German Roman Catholic theologian and mystic (1260-1327)
    Meister Eckhart; Eckhart.

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olav_ii

  • noun King and patron saint of Norway (995-1030)
    St. Olaf; Saint Olav; Olaf II; St. Olav; Saint Olaf.

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saint_thomas_aquinas

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)
    St. Thomas Aquinas; Thomas Aquinas; Aquinas; St. Thomas; Saint Thomas.

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father

  • noun a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
    male parent; begetter.
    • his father was born in Atlanta
  • noun the founder of a family
    forefather; sire.
    • keep the faith of our forefathers

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st._athanasius

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)
    Athanasius the Great; Saint Athanasius; Athanasius.

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doubting_thomas

  • noun the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes
    Thomas the doubting Apostle; Thomas; St. Thomas; Saint Thomas.
  • noun someone who demands physical evidence in order to be convinced (especially when this demand is out of place)

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teaching

  • noun the profession of a teacher
    pedagogy; instruction.
    • he prepared for teaching while still in college
    • pedagogy is recognized as an important profession
  • noun a doctrine that is taught
    precept; commandment.
    • the teachings of religion
    • he believed all the Christian precepts

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presentation

  • noun the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward)
    • she gave the trophy but he made the presentation
  • noun a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view
    demonstration; presentment.
    • the presentation of new data
    • he gave the customer a demonstration

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saint_thomas

  • noun the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes
    doubting Thomas; Thomas the doubting Apostle; Thomas; St. Thomas.
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)
    St. Thomas Aquinas; Saint Thomas Aquinas; Thomas Aquinas; Aquinas; St. Thomas.

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st._edward_the_martyr

  • noun King of England who was a son of Edgar; he was challenged for the throne by supporters of his half-brother Ethelred II who eventually murdered him (963-978)
    Edward the Martyr; Saint Edward the Martyr.

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eusebius_sophronius_hieronymus

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)
    Eusebius Hieronymus; Hieronymus; Jerome; St. Jerome; Saint Jerome.

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mark_hopkins

  • noun United States educator and theologian (1802-1887)
    Hopkins.

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calvin

  • noun United States chemist noted for discovering the series of chemical reactions in photosynthesis (1911-)
    Melvin Calvin.
  • noun Swiss theologian (born in France) whose tenets (predestination and the irresistibility of grace and justification by faith) defined Presbyterianism (1509-1564)
    Jean Caulvin; John Calvin; Jean Cauvin; Jean Chauvin.

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john_the_evangelist

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    John the Divine; St. John; St. John the Apostle; Saint John; Saint John the Apostle; John.

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ignatius

  • noun bishop of Antioch who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Trajan (died 110)
    Saint Ignatius; St. Ignatius.

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saint_baeda

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Beda; Bede; St. Baeda; St. Beda; St. Bede; Baeda; the Venerable Bede; Saint Beda; Saint Bede.

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george_berkeley

  • noun Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)
    Bishop Berkeley; Berkeley.

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primate

  • noun a senior clergyman and dignitary
    hierarch; high priest; prelate; archpriest.
  • noun any placental mammal of the order Primates; has good eyesight and flexible hands and feet

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bacon

  • noun back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
  • noun English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
    Roger Bacon.

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eve

  • noun the day before
    • he always arrives on the eve of her departure
  • noun (Old Testament) Adam's wife in Judeo-Christian mythology: the first woman and mother of the human race; God created Eve from Adam's rib and placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden

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saint_dominic

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)
    Dominic; St. Dominic; Domingo de Guzman.

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rudolf_karl_bultmann

  • noun a Lutheran theologian in Germany (1884-1976)
    Bultmann; Rudolf Bultmann.

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st._john_the_baptist

  • noun (New Testament) a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized); was beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome
    John the Baptist.

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paul

  • noun United States feminist (1885-1977)
    Alice Paul.
  • noun (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
    Saul of Tarsus; Paul the Apostle; Saint Paul; Apostle Paul; Apostle of the Gentiles; St. Paul; Saul.
    • Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity

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john_duns_scotus

  • noun Scottish theologian who was very influential in the Middle Ages (1265-1308)
    Duns Scotus.

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george

  • noun Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303)
    St. George; Saint George.
  • noun King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1936 to 1947; he succeeded Edward VIII (1895-1952)
    George VI.

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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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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horn

  • noun a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  • noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

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matthew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    St. Matthew the Apostle; St. Matthew; Levi; Saint Matthew the Apostle; Saint Matthew.
  • noun one of the Gospels in the New Testament; includes the Sermon on the Mount
    Gospel According to Matthew.

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trappist

  • noun member of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of silence
    Cistercian.

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christ

  • noun any expected deliverer
    messiah.
  • 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.

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arminius

  • noun Dutch Protestant theologian who founded Arminianism which opposed the absolute predestinarianism of John Calvin (1559-1609)
    Jacobus Arminius; Jacob Harmensen; Jakob Hermandszoon.
  • noun German hero; leader at the battle of Teutoburger Wald in AD 9 (circa 18 BC - AD 19)
    Hermann; Armin.

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st._matthew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    St. Matthew the Apostle; Matthew; Levi; Saint Matthew the Apostle; Saint Matthew.

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asia

  • noun the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
  • noun the nations of the Asian continent collectively

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western_church

  • noun the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
    Roman Catholic; Roman Church; Roman Catholic Church; Church of Rome.

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irenaeus

  • noun Greek theologian who was bishop of Lyons and an antiheretical writer; a saint and Doctor of the Church (circa 130-200)
    Saint Irenaeus; St. Irenaeus.

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pontifex

  • noun a member of the highest council of priests in ancient Rome

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new

  • adjective not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
    • a new law
    • new cars
    • a new comet
    • a new friend
    • a new year
    • the New World
  • adjective satellite original and of a kind not seen before
    fresh; novel.
    • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem

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st._irenaeus

  • noun Greek theologian who was bishop of Lyons and an antiheretical writer; a saint and Doctor of the Church (circa 130-200)
    Irenaeus; Saint Irenaeus.

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holy_person

  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    angel; saint; holy man.

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body

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    organic structure; physical structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
  • noun a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
    • the student body
    • administrative body

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eschatologist

  • noun a theologian who specializes in eschatology

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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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padre

  • noun a chaplain in one of the military services
    Holy Joe; military chaplain; sky pilot.
  • noun `Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military
    Father.

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hopkins

  • noun United States educator and theologian (1802-1887)
    Mark Hopkins.
  • noun United States financier and philanthropist who left money to found the university and hospital that bear his name in Baltimore (1795-1873)
    Johns Hopkins.

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st._jerome

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)
    Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; Eusebius Hieronymus; Hieronymus; Jerome; Saint Jerome.

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crispin

  • noun patron saint of shoemakers; he and his brother were martyred for trying to spread Christianity (3rd century)
    St. Crispin; Saint Crispin.

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saint_bride

  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
    St. Brigid; Bridget; St. Bridget; Brigid; Saint Bridget; Saint Brigid; Bride; St. Bride.

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coze

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tertullian

  • noun Carthaginian theologian whose writing influenced early Christian theology (160-230)
    Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus.

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saul

  • noun (Old Testament) the first king of the Israelites who defended Israel against many enemies (especially the Philistines)
  • noun (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
    Saul of Tarsus; Paul the Apostle; Saint Paul; Apostle Paul; Apostle of the Gentiles; Paul; St. Paul.
    • Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity

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redemption

  • noun (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
    salvation.
  • noun repayment of the principal amount of a debt or security at or before maturity (as when a corporation repurchases its own stock)

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roger_bacon

  • noun English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
    Bacon.

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roman_catholic_church

  • noun the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
    Roman Catholic; Western Church; Roman Church; Church of Rome.

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saint_augustine

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430)
    Augustine of Hippo; St. Augustine; Augustine.
  • noun a resort city in northeastern Florida; the oldest city in the United States
    St. Augustine.

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history

  • noun the aggregate of past events
    • a critical time in the school's history
  • noun a record or narrative description of past events
    account; story; chronicle.
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead

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gregory_nazianzen

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)
    Gregory; Gregory of Nazianzen; St. Gregory of Nazianzen.

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eusebius_hieronymus

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)
    Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; Hieronymus; Jerome; St. Jerome; Saint Jerome.

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nicene

Of or pertaining to Nice, a town of Asia Minor, or to the ecumenial council held there A. D. 325.

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canonisation

  • noun (Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints
    canonization.

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fourfold

  • adjective satellite four times as great or many
    quadruple; four-fold.
    • a fourfold increase in the dosage
  • adjective satellite having four units or components
    quadruplicate; four-fold; quadruple; quadruplex.
    • quadruple rhythm has four beats per measure
    • quadruplex wire

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confessor

  • noun a priest who hears confession and gives absolution
  • noun someone who confesses (discloses information damaging to themselves)

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doctor

  • noun a licensed medical practitioner
    MD; medico; physician; doc; Dr..
    • I felt so bad I went to see my doctor
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching
    Doctor of the Church.
    • the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages

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paragon

  • noun an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
    beau ideal; idol; perfection.
  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonesuch; nonsuch; apotheosis; ideal; saint; nonpareil.

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basil

  • noun any of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
    St. Basil; St. Basil the Great; Basil the Great; Basil of Caesarea.

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john_henry_newman

  • noun English prelate and theologian who (with John Keble and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement; Newman later turned to Roman Catholicism and became a cardinal (1801-1890)
    Newman; Cardinal Newman.

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bishop_ulfila

  • noun a Christian believed to be of Cappadocian descent who became bishop of the Visigoths in 341 and translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic; traditionally held to have invented the Gothic alphabet (311-382)
    Bishop Wulfila; Ulfilas; Wulfila; Ulfila; Bishop Ulfilas.

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donaldson

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stream

  • noun a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
    watercourse.
  • noun dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
    current; flow.
    • two streams of development run through American history
    • stream of consciousness
    • the flow of thought
    • the current of history

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john_the_divine

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    St. John; St. John the Apostle; John the Evangelist; Saint John; Saint John the Apostle; John.

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jean_chauvin

  • noun Swiss theologian (born in France) whose tenets (predestination and the irresistibility of grace and justification by faith) defined Presbyterianism (1509-1564)
    Jean Caulvin; John Calvin; Calvin; Jean Cauvin.

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thomas_aquinas

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)
    St. Thomas Aquinas; Saint Thomas Aquinas; Aquinas; St. Thomas; Saint Thomas.

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eusebius_of_caesarea

  • noun Christian bishop of Caesarea in Palestine; a church historian and a leading early Christian exegete (circa 270-340)
    Eusebius.

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archpriest

  • noun a senior clergyman and dignitary
    hierarch; high priest; prelate; primate.

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minor

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • adjective of lesser importance or stature or rank
    • a minor poet
    • had a minor part in the play
    • a minor official
    • many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen
    • minor back roads

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st._bridget

  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
    St. Brigid; Bridget; Brigid; Saint Bridget; Saint Brigid; Bride; Saint Bride; St. Bride.

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beda

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Bede; St. Baeda; Saint Baeda; St. Beda; St. Bede; Baeda; the Venerable Bede; Saint Beda; Saint Bede.

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bede

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Beda; St. Baeda; Saint Baeda; St. Beda; St. Bede; Baeda; the Venerable Bede; Saint Beda; Saint Bede.

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theologiser

  • noun someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
    theologian; theologizer; theologist.

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billet

  • noun a short personal letter
    note; line; short letter.
    • drop me a line when you get there
  • noun lodging for military personnel (especially in a private home)

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antichrist

A denier or opponent of Christ. Specif.: A great antagonist, person or power, expected to precede Christ's second coming.

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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st._bede

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Beda; Bede; St. Baeda; Saint Baeda; St. Beda; Baeda; the Venerable Bede; Saint Beda; Saint Bede.

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saint_ignatius_of_loyola

  • noun Spaniard and Roman Catholic theologian and founder of the Society of Jesus; a leading opponent of the Reformation (1491-1556)
    Loyola; Ignatius of Loyola; St. Ignatius of Loyola.

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pontifical

  • noun the vestments and other insignia of a pontiff (especially a bishop)
  • adjective proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles
    papal; apostolical; apostolic.
    • papal dispensation

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berth

  • noun a job in an organization
    office; billet; spot; place; situation; position; post.
    • he occupied a post in the treasury
  • noun a place where a craft can be made fast
    moorage; slip; mooring.

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st._boniface

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
    Boniface; Winfred; Apostle of Germany; Wynfrith; Saint Boniface.

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eastern_orthodox_church

  • noun derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine rites
    Orthodox Church; Eastern Church; Eastern Orthodox; Orthodox Catholic Church.

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purge

  • noun the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
    purgation; purging.
  • noun an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
    purging.

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johann_mendel

  • noun Augustinian monk and botanist whose experiments in breeding garden peas led to his eventual recognition as founder of the science of genetics (1822-1884)
    Mendel; Gregor Mendel.

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proof

  • noun any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something
    cogent evidence.
    • if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it
  • noun a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it

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ulrich_zwingli

  • noun Swiss theologian whose sermons began the Reformation in Switzerland (1484-1531)
    Huldreich Zwingli; Zwingli.

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patron

  • noun a regular customer
    frequenter.
  • noun the proprietor of an inn

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gnostic

  • adjective possessing intellectual or esoteric knowledge of spiritual things
  • noun an advocate of Gnosticism

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luther

  • noun German theologian who led the Reformation; believed that salvation is granted on the basis of faith rather than deeds (1483-1546)
    Martin Luther.

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saint_luke

  • noun (New Testament) the Apostle closely associated with St. Paul and traditionally assumed to be the author of the third Gospel
    Luke; St. Luke.

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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he

  • noun a very light colorless element that is one of the six inert gasses; the most difficult gas to liquefy; occurs in economically extractable amounts in certain natural gases (as those found in Texas and Kansas)
    helium; atomic number 2.
  • noun the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

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bruno

  • noun German pope from 1049 to 1054 whose papacy was the beginning of papal reforms in the 11th century (1002-1054)
    Bruno of Toul; Leo IX.
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)
    Saint Bruno; St. Bruno.

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mary_magdalen

  • noun sinful woman Jesus healed of evil spirits; she became a follower of Jesus
    Mary Magdalene; St. Mary Magdalene; St. Mary Magdalen.

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faustus_socinus

  • noun Italian theologian who argued against Trinitarianism (1539-1604)
    Fausto Paolo Sozzini; Socinus.

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saint_james_the_apostle

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament
    James; St. James the Apostle; Saint James; St. James.

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marcion

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st._simon

  • noun one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
    Simon the Zealot; Simon the Canaanite; Simon; Simon Zelotes.

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cardinal

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes
  • noun the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order
    cardinal number.

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sin

  • noun estrangement from god
    sinfulness; wickedness.
  • noun an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
    sinning.

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karl_barth

  • noun Swiss Protestant theologian (1886-1968)
    Barth.

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rudolf_bultmann

  • noun a Lutheran theologian in Germany (1884-1976)
    Rudolf Karl Bultmann; Bultmann.

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spot

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    topographic point; place.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising

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venerable

  • adjective satellite impressive by reason of age
    • a venerable sage with white hair and beard
  • adjective satellite profoundly honored
    revered; august.
    • revered holy men

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martin

  • noun French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)
    St. Martin.
  • noun United States actor and comedian (born in 1945)
    Steve Martin.

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law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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st._louis

  • noun the largest city in Missouri; a busy river port on the Mississippi River near its confluence with the Missouri River; was an important staging area for wagon trains westward in the 19th century
    Saint Louis; Gateway to the West.
  • noun king of France and son of Louis VIII; he led two unsuccessful Crusades; considered an ideal medieval king (1214-1270)
    Louis IX; Saint Louis.

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beatification

  • noun a state of supreme happiness
    beatitude; blessedness.
  • noun the action of rendering supremely blessed and extremely happy

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saint_james

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament
    James; Saint James the Apostle; St. James the Apostle; St. James.

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st._nick

  • noun the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
    Kriss Kringle; Saint Nicholas; Father Christmas; Santa; Santa Claus; Saint Nick.

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st._leo_i

  • noun Italian pope from 440 to 461 who extended the authority of the papacy to the west and persuaded Attila not to attack Rome (440-461)
    Leo the Great; Leo I.

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interpretation

  • noun a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
    reading; version.
  • noun the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
    rendition; rendering.
    • her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving

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office

  • noun place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed
    business office.
    • he rented an office in the new building
  • noun an administrative unit of government
    agency; authority; bureau; federal agency; government agency.
    • the Central Intelligence Agency
    • the Census Bureau
    • Office of Management and Budget
    • Tennessee Valley Authority

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hooker

  • noun United States general in the Union Army who was defeated at Chancellorsville by Robert E. Lee (1814-1879)
    Joseph Hooker; Fighting Joe Hooker.
  • noun English theologian (1554-1600)
    Richard Hooker.

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fausto_paolo_sozzini

  • noun Italian theologian who argued against Trinitarianism (1539-1604)
    Socinus; Faustus Socinus.

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jonathan_edwards

  • noun American theologian whose sermons and writings stimulated a period of renewed interest in religion in America (1703-1758)
    Edwards.

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theologian

  • noun someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
    theologizer; theologiser; theologist.

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unity

  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    integrity; wholeness.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; one; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one

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theological_system

  • noun a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings
    theology.
    • Jewish theology
    • Roman Catholic theology

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writing

  • noun the act of creating written works
    authorship; penning; composition.
    • writing was a form of therapy for him
    • it was a matter of disputed authorship
  • noun the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)
    written material; piece of writing.
    • the writing in her novels is excellent
    • that editorial was a fine piece of writing

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apostle_of_the_gentiles

  • noun (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
    Saul of Tarsus; Paul the Apostle; Saint Paul; Apostle Paul; Paul; St. Paul; Saul.
    • Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity

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sanctification

  • noun a religious ceremony in which something is made holy

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simon_peter

  • noun disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
    St. Peter; Saint Peter the Apostle; Saint Peter; Peter; St. Peter the Apostle.

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bonhoeffer

  • noun German Lutheran theologian and pastor whose works concern Christianity in the modern world; an active opponent of Nazism, he was arrested and sent to Buchenwald and later executed (1906-1945)
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

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good

  • noun benefit
    • for your own good
    • what's the good of worrying?
  • noun moral excellence or admirableness
    goodness.
    • there is much good to be found in people

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holy

  • noun a sacred place of pilgrimage
    sanctum; holy place.
  • adjective belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

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saint_jerome

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)
    Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; Eusebius Hieronymus; Hieronymus; Jerome; St. Jerome.

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material

  • noun the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    stuff.
    • coal is a hard black material
    • wheat is the stuff they use to make bread
  • noun information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
    • the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography

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brother

  • noun a male with the same parents as someone else
    blood brother.
    • my brother still lives with our parents
  • noun a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group)
    • none of his brothers would betray him

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pusey

  • noun English theologian who (with John Henry Newman and John Keble) founded the Oxford movement (1800-1882)
    Edward Bouverie Pusey; Edward Pusey.

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saint_ambrose

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397)
    St. Ambrose; Ambrose.

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saint_nicholas

  • noun a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)
    Nicholas; St. Nicholas.
  • noun the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
    Kriss Kringle; St. Nick; Father Christmas; Santa; Santa Claus; Saint Nick.

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half

  • noun one of two equal parts of a divisible whole
    one-half.
    • half a loaf
    • half an hour
    • a century and one half
  • noun one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval

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dominic

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)
    St. Dominic; Saint Dominic; Domingo de Guzman.

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jacobus_arminius

  • noun Dutch Protestant theologian who founded Arminianism which opposed the absolute predestinarianism of John Calvin (1559-1609)
    Arminius; Jacob Harmensen; Jakob Hermandszoon.

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jam

  • noun preserve of crushed fruit
  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; fix; muddle; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage

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historiographer

  • noun a person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it
    historian.

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advent

  • noun arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)
    coming.
    • the advent of the computer
  • noun the season including the four Sundays preceding Christmas

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jacob_harmensen

  • noun Dutch Protestant theologian who founded Arminianism which opposed the absolute predestinarianism of John Calvin (1559-1609)
    Arminius; Jacobus Arminius; Jakob Hermandszoon.

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saint_beda

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Beda; Bede; St. Baeda; Saint Baeda; St. Beda; St. Bede; Baeda; the Venerable Bede; Saint Bede.

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saint_bede

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Beda; Bede; St. Baeda; Saint Baeda; St. Beda; St. Bede; Baeda; the Venerable Bede; Saint Beda.

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st._bride

  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
    St. Brigid; Bridget; St. Bridget; Brigid; Saint Bridget; Saint Brigid; Bride; Saint Bride.

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kriss_kringle

  • noun the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
    Saint Nicholas; St. Nick; Father Christmas; Santa; Santa Claus; Saint Nick.

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apotheosis

  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonesuch; nonsuch; paragon; ideal; saint; nonpareil.
  • noun the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
    exaltation; deification.

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human_nature

  • noun the shared psychological attributes of humankind that are assumed to be shared by all human beings
    • a great observer of human nature

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church_of_rome

  • noun the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
    Roman Catholic; Western Church; Roman Church; Roman Catholic Church.

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preaching

  • noun an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
    discourse; sermon.
  • noun a moralistic rebuke
    sermon.
    • your preaching is wasted on him

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wycliffe

  • noun English theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384)
    John Wickliffe; John Wyclif; Wiclif; John Wycliffe; Wickliffe; Wyclif; John Wiclif.

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typology

  • noun classification according to general type

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witness

  • noun someone who sees an event and reports what happened
    witnesser; informant.
  • noun a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)
    viewer; looker; spectator; watcher.
    • the spectators applauded the performance
    • television viewers
    • sky watchers discovered a new star

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eusebius

  • noun Christian bishop of Caesarea in Palestine; a church historian and a leading early Christian exegete (circa 270-340)
    Eusebius of Caesarea.

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god

  • noun any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
    deity; divinity; immortal.
  • noun the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions
    Supreme Being.

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st._benedict

  • noun Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547)
    Benedict; Saint Benedict.

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daniel

A Hebrew prophet distinguished for sagacity and ripeness of judgment in youth; hence, a sagacious and upright judge.
A Daniel come to judgment. Shak.

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millennium

  • noun a span of 1000 years
    millenary.
  • noun (New Testament) in Revelations it is foretold that those faithful to Jesus will reign with Jesus over the earth for a thousand years; the meaning of these words have been much debated; some denominations (e.g. Jehovah's Witnesses) expect it to be a thousand years of justice and peace and happiness

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bellarmine

  • noun Italian cardinal and theologian (1542-1621)
    Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmine; Cardinal Bellarmine; Bellarmino.
  • noun a stoneware drinking jug with a long neck; decorated with a caricature of Cardinal Bellarmine (17th century)
    longbeard; greybeard; long-beard.

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johann_maier_eck

  • noun a German Roman Catholic theologian who was an indefatigable opponent of Martin Luther (1486-1543)
    Johann Eck; Johann Maier; Eck.

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sainthood

  • noun saints collectively
  • noun the status and dignity of a saint

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johann_maier

  • noun a German Roman Catholic theologian who was an indefatigable opponent of Martin Luther (1486-1543)
    Johann Eck; Eck; Johann Maier Eck.

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bellarmino

  • noun Italian cardinal and theologian (1542-1621)
    Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmine; Cardinal Bellarmine; Bellarmine.

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john_wiclif

  • noun English theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384)
    John Wickliffe; John Wyclif; Wiclif; John Wycliffe; Wycliffe; Wickliffe; Wyclif.

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disobedience

  • noun the failure to obey
    noncompliance.
  • noun the trait of being unwilling to obey

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theory

  • noun a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena
    • theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses
    • true in fact and theory
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    hypothesis; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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st._thomas_aquinas

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)
    Saint Thomas Aquinas; Thomas Aquinas; Aquinas; St. Thomas; Saint Thomas.

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jude

  • noun (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless
    St. Jude; Thaddaeus; Judas; Saint Jude.
  • noun a New Testament book attributed to Saint Jude
    Epistle of Jude.

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emanuel_swedenborg

  • noun Swedish theologian (1688-1772)
    Emanuel Svedberg; Swedenborg; Svedberg.

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jean_caulvin

  • noun Swiss theologian (born in France) whose tenets (predestination and the irresistibility of grace and justification by faith) defined Presbyterianism (1509-1564)
    John Calvin; Calvin; Jean Cauvin; Jean Chauvin.

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edward_the_confessor

  • noun son of Ethelred the Unready; King of England from 1042 to 1066; he founded Westminster Abbey where he was eventually buried (1003-1066)
    St. Edward the Confessor; Saint Edward the Confessor.

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earliest

  • adjective satellite (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early
    earlier.
    • a fashion popular in earlier times
    • his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher
    • Verdi's earliest and most raucous opera
  • adjective at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
    early.
    • early morning
    • an early warning
    • early diagnosis
    • an early death
    • took early retirement
    • an early spring
    • early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties

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bultmann

  • noun a Lutheran theologian in Germany (1884-1976)
    Rudolf Karl Bultmann; Rudolf Bultmann.

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st._john_the_apostle

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    John the Divine; St. John; John the Evangelist; Saint John; Saint John the Apostle; John.

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gregory_i

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
    St. Gregory I; Gregory; Saint Gregory I; Gregory the Great.

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saint_thomas_a_becket

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170)
    Thomas a Becket; Becket; St. Thomas a Becket.

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bishop_berkeley

  • noun Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)
    George Berkeley; Berkeley.

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st._gregory_of_nazianzen

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)
    Gregory Nazianzen; Gregory; Gregory of Nazianzen.

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place

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; topographic point.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun any area set aside for a particular purpose
    property.
    • who owns this place?
    • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

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st._dominic

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)
    Dominic; Saint Dominic; Domingo de Guzman.

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saint_anselm

  • noun an Italian who was a Benedictine monk; was archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109; one of the founders of scholasticism; best known for his proof of the existence of God
    St. Anselm; Anselm.

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st._mark

  • noun Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel
    Saint Mark; Mark.

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bridget

  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
    St. Brigid; St. Bridget; Brigid; Saint Bridget; Saint Brigid; Bride; Saint Bride; St. Bride.

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jesus

The Savior; the name of the Son of God as announced by the angel to his parents; the personal name of Our Lord, in distinction from Christ, his official appellation. Luke i. 31.
Thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he shall save his people from their sins. Matt. i. 21.
✍The form Jesu is often used, esp. in the vocative.
Jesu, do thou my soul receive. Keble.

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count_nikolaus_ludwig_von_zinzendorf

  • noun German theologian (1700-1760)
    Zinzendorf.

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louis_ix

  • noun king of France and son of Louis VIII; he led two unsuccessful Crusades; considered an ideal medieval king (1214-1270)
    St. Louis; Saint Louis.

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little

  • noun a small amount or duration
    • he accepted the little they gave him
  • adjective limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    small.
    • a little dining room
    • a little house
    • a small car
    • a little (or small) group

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historian

  • noun a person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it
    historiographer.

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obedience

  • noun the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
    obeisance.
  • noun the trait of being willing to obey

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vicar_apostolic

  • noun a titular Roman Catholic bishop in a non-Catholic area

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levi

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    St. Matthew the Apostle; St. Matthew; Matthew; Saint Matthew the Apostle; Saint Matthew.

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saint

  • noun a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    holy person; angel; holy man.

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john

  • noun a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    toilet; bathroom; privy; lavatory; can; lav.
  • noun youngest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167-1216)
    King John; John Lackland.

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orthodox_church

  • noun derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine rites
    Eastern Church; Eastern Orthodox; Eastern Orthodox Church; Orthodox Catholic Church.

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gregory_the_great

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
    Gregory I; St. Gregory I; Gregory; Saint Gregory I.

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desiderius_erasmus

  • noun Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe; although his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church led to the Reformation, he opposed violence and condemned Martin Luther (1466-1536)
    Geert Geerts; Erasmus; Gerhard Gerhards.

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patrick

  • noun Apostle and patron saint of Ireland; an English missionary to Ireland in the 5th century
    St. Patrick; Saint Patrick.

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st._matthew_the_apostle

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    St. Matthew; Matthew; Levi; Saint Matthew the Apostle; Saint Matthew.

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bride

  • noun a woman who has recently been married
  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
    St. Brigid; Bridget; St. Bridget; Brigid; Saint Bridget; Saint Brigid; Saint Bride; St. Bride.

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zinzendorf

  • noun German theologian (1700-1760)
    Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf.

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thaddaeus

  • noun (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless
    St. Jude; Judas; Saint Jude; Jude.

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athanasius_the_great

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)
    St. Athanasius; Saint Athanasius; Athanasius.

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diocesan

  • noun a bishop having jurisdiction over a diocese
  • adjective belonging to or governing a diocese

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tree

  • noun a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  • noun a figure that branches from a single root
    tree diagram.
    • genealogical tree

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johann_eck

  • noun a German Roman Catholic theologian who was an indefatigable opponent of Martin Luther (1486-1543)
    Johann Maier; Eck; Johann Maier Eck.

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father_christmas

  • noun the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
    Kriss Kringle; Saint Nicholas; St. Nick; Santa; Santa Claus; Saint Nick.

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st._basil_the_great

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
    Basil; St. Basil; Basil the Great; Basil of Caesarea.

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tertullian

  • noun Carthaginian theologian whose writing influenced early Christian theology (160-230)
    Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus.

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peter

  • noun disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
    St. Peter; Saint Peter the Apostle; Saint Peter; Simon Peter; St. Peter the Apostle.
  • noun obscene terms for penis
    shaft; prick; cock; tool; dick; putz; pecker.

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theologist

  • noun someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
    theologian; theologizer; theologiser.

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anglican_church

  • noun the national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs); has its see in Canterbury and the sovereign as its temporal head
    Anglican Communion; Church of England.

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angel

  • noun spiritual being attendant upon God
  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    holy person; saint; holy man.

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father

  • noun a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
    male parent; begetter.
    • his father was born in Atlanta
  • noun the founder of a family
    forefather; sire.
    • keep the faith of our forefathers

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hieronymus

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)
    Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; Eusebius Hieronymus; Jerome; St. Jerome; Saint Jerome.

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st._ignatius

  • noun bishop of Antioch who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Trajan (died 110)
    Ignatius; Saint Ignatius.

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st._francis_of_assisi

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226)
    St. Francis; Francis of Assisi; Giovanni di Bernardone; Saint Francis; Saint Francis of Assisi.

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theology

  • noun the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
    divinity.
  • noun a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings
    theological system.
    • Jewish theology
    • Roman Catholic theology

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st._baeda

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Beda; Bede; Saint Baeda; St. Beda; St. Bede; Baeda; the Venerable Bede; Saint Beda; Saint Bede.

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eck

  • noun a German Roman Catholic theologian who was an indefatigable opponent of Martin Luther (1486-1543)
    Johann Eck; Johann Maier; Johann Maier Eck.

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ideal

  • noun the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain
  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonesuch; nonsuch; paragon; apotheosis; saint; nonpareil.

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santa

  • noun the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
    Kriss Kringle; Saint Nicholas; St. Nick; Father Christmas; Santa Claus; Saint Nick.

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orthodox_catholic_church

  • noun derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine rites
    Orthodox Church; Eastern Church; Eastern Orthodox; Eastern Orthodox Church.

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saint_nick

  • noun the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
    Kriss Kringle; Saint Nicholas; St. Nick; Father Christmas; Santa; Santa Claus.

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dietrich_bonhoeffer

  • noun German Lutheran theologian and pastor whose works concern Christianity in the modern world; an active opponent of Nazism, he was arrested and sent to Buchenwald and later executed (1906-1945)
    Bonhoeffer.

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rambaut

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saint_jude

  • noun (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless
    St. Jude; Thaddaeus; Judas; Jude.

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gregor_mendel

  • noun Augustinian monk and botanist whose experiments in breeding garden peas led to his eventual recognition as founder of the science of genetics (1822-1884)
    Mendel; Johann Mendel.

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wickliffe

  • noun English theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384)
    John Wickliffe; John Wyclif; Wiclif; John Wycliffe; Wycliffe; Wyclif; John Wiclif.

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apostle_of_germany

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
    Boniface; Winfred; St. Boniface; Wynfrith; Saint Boniface.

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saint_edward_the_confessor

  • noun son of Ethelred the Unready; King of England from 1042 to 1066; he founded Westminster Abbey where he was eventually buried (1003-1066)
    Edward the Confessor; St. Edward the Confessor.

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saint_peter_the_apostle

  • noun disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
    St. Peter; Saint Peter; Simon Peter; Peter; St. Peter the Apostle.

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theologizer

  • noun someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
    theologian; theologiser; theologist.

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gregory

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)
    Gregory Nazianzen; Gregory of Nazianzen; St. Gregory of Nazianzen.
  • noun Italian pope from 1831 to 1846; conservative in politics and theology; worked to propagate Catholicism in England and the United States (1765-1846)
    Gregory XVI; Bartolomeo Alberto Capillari.

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socinus

  • noun Italian theologian who argued against Trinitarianism (1539-1604)
    Fausto Paolo Sozzini; Faustus Socinus.

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little_horn

  • noun a river that flows from northern Wyoming into the Bighorn River in southern Montana; site of Custer's Last Stand
    Little Bighorn; Little Bighorn River.

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augustine

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430)
    Augustine of Hippo; Saint Augustine; St. Augustine.

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saintliness

  • noun the quality of resembling a saint

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teresa_of_avila

  • noun Spanish mystic and religious reformer; author of religious classics and a Christian saint (1515-1582)
    Saint Teresa of Avila.

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st._francis

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226)
    St. Francis of Assisi; Francis of Assisi; Giovanni di Bernardone; Saint Francis; Saint Francis of Assisi.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that rises in Missouri and flows southeastward through Arkansas
    St. Francis River; Saint Francis River; Saint Francis.

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zwingli

  • noun Swiss theologian whose sermons began the Reformation in Switzerland (1484-1531)
    Ulrich Zwingli; Huldreich Zwingli.

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aquinas

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)
    St. Thomas Aquinas; Saint Thomas Aquinas; Thomas Aquinas; St. Thomas; Saint Thomas.

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canonization

  • noun (Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints
    canonisation.

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winfred

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
    Boniface; St. Boniface; Apostle of Germany; Wynfrith; Saint Boniface.

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text

  • noun the words of something written
    textual matter.
    • there were more than a thousand words of text
    • they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech
    • he wants to reconstruct the original text
  • noun a passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon
    • the preacher chose a text from Psalms to introduce his sermon

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st._basil

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
    Basil; St. Basil the Great; Basil the Great; Basil of Caesarea.

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st._james_the_apostle

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament
    James; Saint James the Apostle; Saint James; St. James.

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john_wyclif

  • noun English theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384)
    John Wickliffe; Wiclif; John Wycliffe; Wycliffe; Wickliffe; Wyclif; John Wiclif.

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earth

  • noun the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    globe; world.
    • the Earth moves around the sun
    • he sailed around the world
  • noun the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
    ground.
    • they dug into the earth outside the church

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gerhard_gerhards

  • noun Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe; although his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church led to the Reformation, he opposed violence and condemned Martin Luther (1466-1536)
    Geert Geerts; Erasmus; Desiderius Erasmus.

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divinity

  • noun any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
    god; deity; immortal.
  • noun the quality of being divine
    • ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs

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quintus_septimius_florens_tertullianus

  • noun Carthaginian theologian whose writing influenced early Christian theology (160-230)
    Tertullian.

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st._luke

  • noun (New Testament) the Apostle closely associated with St. Paul and traditionally assumed to be the author of the third Gospel
    Luke; Saint Luke.

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haereses

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theme

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; subject.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work
    motif.
    • it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme

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sodality

  • noun people engaged in a particular occupation
    fraternity; brotherhood.
    • the medical fraternity

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saint_andrew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland
    Saint Andrew the Apostle; Andrew; St. Andrew.

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st._christopher

  • noun Christian martyr and patron saint of travellers (3rd century)
    Saint Christopher; Christopher.
  • noun the largest of the islands comprising Saint Christopher-Nevis
    Saint Christopher; St. Kitts; Saint Kitts.

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scripture

  • noun any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group
    sacred scripture.
  • noun the sacred writings of the Christian religions
    Christian Bible; Bible; Word; Word of God; Holy Writ; Holy Scripture; Book; Good Book.
    • he went to carry the Word to the heathen

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huldreich_zwingli

  • noun Swiss theologian whose sermons began the Reformation in Switzerland (1484-1531)
    Ulrich Zwingli; Zwingli.

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st._thomas

  • noun the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes
    doubting Thomas; Thomas the doubting Apostle; Thomas; Saint Thomas.
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)
    St. Thomas Aquinas; Saint Thomas Aquinas; Thomas Aquinas; Aquinas; Saint Thomas.

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doctor_of_the_church

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching
    Doctor.
    • the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages

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nonsuch

  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonesuch; paragon; apotheosis; ideal; saint; nonpareil.

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luke

Moderately warm; not hot; tepid. -- Luke"ness, n. Obs.
Nine penn'orth o'brandy and water luke. Dickens.

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consecration

  • noun a solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal)
    • his consecration to study
  • noun (religion) sanctification of something by setting it apart (usually with religious rites) as dedicated to God
    • the Cardinal attended the consecration of the church

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perfection

  • noun the state of being without a flaw or defect
    flawlessness; ne plus ultra.
  • noun an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
    beau ideal; paragon; idol.

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saint_benedict

  • noun Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547)
    Benedict; St. Benedict.

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simon_the_zealot

  • noun one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
    St. Simon; Simon the Canaanite; Simon; Simon Zelotes.

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alexander

  • noun European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb
    Smyrnium olusatrum; Alexanders; black lovage; horse parsley.
  • noun king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC)
    Alexander the Great.

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high_priest

  • noun a preeminent authority or major proponent of a movement or doctrine
    • he's the high priest of contemporary jazz
  • noun a senior clergyman and dignitary
    hierarch; prelate; primate; archpriest.

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st._ignatius_of_loyola

  • noun Spaniard and Roman Catholic theologian and founder of the Society of Jesus; a leading opponent of the Reformation (1491-1556)
    Saint Ignatius of Loyola; Loyola; Ignatius of Loyola.

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john_wycliffe

  • noun English theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384)
    John Wickliffe; John Wyclif; Wiclif; Wycliffe; Wickliffe; Wyclif; John Wiclif.

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st._bruno

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)
    Saint Bruno; Bruno.

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cistercian

  • noun member of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of silence
    Trappist.

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meister_eckhart

  • noun German Roman Catholic theologian and mystic (1260-1327)
    Eckhart; Johannes Eckhart.

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gospel

  • noun an unquestionable truth
    gospel truth.
    • his word was gospel
  • noun the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
    Gospels; evangel.

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saint_bridget

  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
    St. Brigid; Bridget; St. Bridget; Brigid; Saint Brigid; Bride; Saint Bride; St. Bride.

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jerome

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)
    Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; Eusebius Hieronymus; Hieronymus; St. Jerome; Saint Jerome.

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view

  • noun a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
    position; perspective.
    • consider what follows from the positivist view
  • noun the visual percept of a region
    prospect; vista; panorama; scene; aspect.
    • the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views

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presentist

  • noun a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) are being fulfilled at the present time

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saint_gregory_i

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
    Gregory I; St. Gregory I; Gregory; Gregory the Great.

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father_of_the_church

  • noun (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom
    Church Father; Father.

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saint_irenaeus

  • noun Greek theologian who was bishop of Lyons and an antiheretical writer; a saint and Doctor of the Church (circa 130-200)
    Irenaeus; St. Irenaeus.

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niebuhr

  • noun United States Protestant theologian (1892-1971)
    Reinhold Niebuhr.
  • noun German historian noted for his critical approach to sources and for his history of Rome (1776-1831)
    Barthold George Niebuhr.

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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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saint_ignatius

  • noun bishop of Antioch who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Trajan (died 110)
    Ignatius; St. Ignatius.

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suffragan

  • noun an assistant or subordinate bishop of a diocese
    suffragan bishop.

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deanship

  • noun the position or office of a dean
    deanery.

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john

  • noun a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    toilet; bathroom; privy; lavatory; can; lav.
  • noun youngest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167-1216)
    King John; John Lackland.

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basil_the_great

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
    Basil; St. Basil; St. Basil the Great; Basil of Caesarea.

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boniface

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
    Winfred; St. Boniface; Apostle of Germany; Wynfrith; Saint Boniface.
  • noun the owner or manager of an inn
    host; innkeeper.

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lion

  • noun large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male
    king of beasts; Panthera leo.
  • noun a celebrity who is lionized (much sought after)
    social lion.

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saint_brigid

  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
    St. Brigid; Bridget; St. Bridget; Brigid; Saint Bridget; Bride; Saint Bride; St. Bride.

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church_father

  • noun (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom
    Father of the Church; Father.

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simon_zelotes

  • noun one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
    St. Simon; Simon the Zealot; Simon the Canaanite; Simon.

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saint_lawrence

  • noun Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
    St. Lawrence; Laurentius; Lawrence.
  • noun a North American river; flows into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the North Atlantic
    Saint Lawrence River; St. Lawrence River; St. Lawrence.

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pierre_abelard

  • noun French philosopher and theologian; lover of Heloise (1079-1142)
    Abelard; Peter Abelard.

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saint_boniface

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
    Boniface; Winfred; St. Boniface; Apostle of Germany; Wynfrith.

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anglican_communion

  • noun the national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs); has its see in Canterbury and the sovereign as its temporal head
    Anglican Church; Church of England.

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thomas_the_doubting_apostle

  • noun the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes
    doubting Thomas; Thomas; St. Thomas; Saint Thomas.

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jakob_hermandszoon

  • noun Dutch Protestant theologian who founded Arminianism which opposed the absolute predestinarianism of John Calvin (1559-1609)
    Arminius; Jacobus Arminius; Jacob Harmensen.

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saint_john

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    John the Divine; St. John; St. John the Apostle; John the Evangelist; Saint John the Apostle; John.
  • noun a river that rises in Maine and flows northeastward through New Brunswick to empty into the Bay of Fundy
    Saint John River; St. John River; St. John.

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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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incarnation

  • noun a new personification of a familiar idea
    embodiment; avatar.
    • the embodiment of hope
    • the incarnation of evil
    • the very avatar of cunning
  • noun (Christianity) the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ

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baeda

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Beda; Bede; St. Baeda; Saint Baeda; St. Beda; St. Bede; the Venerable Bede; Saint Beda; Saint Bede.

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hammadi

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patron_saint

  • noun a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation

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bishop_wulfila

  • noun a Christian believed to be of Cappadocian descent who became bishop of the Visigoths in 341 and translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic; traditionally held to have invented the Gothic alphabet (311-382)
    Bishop Ulfila; Ulfilas; Wulfila; Ulfila; Bishop Ulfilas.

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church_father

  • noun (Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom
    Father of the Church; Father.

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primus

  • noun the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of Scotland
  • noun a portable paraffin cooking stove; used by campers
    Primus stove.

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monk

  • noun a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work
    monastic.
  • noun United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982)
    Thelonious Sphere Monk; Thelonious Monk.

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saint_olaf

  • noun King and patron saint of Norway (995-1030)
    Olav II; St. Olaf; Saint Olav; Olaf II; St. Olav.

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fraternity

  • noun a social club for male undergraduates
    frat.
  • noun people engaged in a particular occupation
    sodality; brotherhood.
    • the medical fraternity

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philipp_schwarzerd

  • noun German theologian and Luther's successor as leader of the Reformation in Germany (1497-1560)
    Melanchthon; Philipp Melanchthon.

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eparch

  • noun a bishop or metropolitan in charge of an eparchy in the Eastern Church
  • noun the governor or prefect of an eparchy in ancient Greece

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saint_olav

  • noun King and patron saint of Norway (995-1030)
    Olav II; St. Olaf; Olaf II; St. Olav; Saint Olaf.

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saint_francis

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226)
    St. Francis of Assisi; St. Francis; Francis of Assisi; Giovanni di Bernardone; Saint Francis of Assisi.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that rises in Missouri and flows southeastward through Arkansas
    St. Francis River; St. Francis; Saint Francis River.

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st._john_chrysostom

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a Church Father who was a great preacher and bishop of Constantinople; a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-407)
    John Chrysostom.

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saint_john_the_apostle

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    John the Divine; St. John; St. John the Apostle; John the Evangelist; Saint John; John.

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demiurge

  • noun a subordinate deity, in some philosophies the creator of the universe

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nag_hammadi

  • noun a town in Upper Egypt
  • noun a collection of 13 ancient papyrus codices translated from Greek into Coptic that were discovered by farmers near the town of Nag Hammadi in 1945; the codices contain 45 distinct works including the chief sources of firsthand knowledge of Gnosticism
    Nag Hammadi Library.

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john_knox

  • noun Scottish theologian who founded Presbyterianism in Scotland and wrote a history of the Reformation in Scotland (1514-1572)
    Knox.

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saint_matthew_the_apostle

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    St. Matthew the Apostle; St. Matthew; Matthew; Levi; Saint Matthew.

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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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st._lawrence

  • noun Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
    Saint Lawrence; Laurentius; Lawrence.
  • noun a North American river; flows into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the North Atlantic
    Saint Lawrence River; Saint Lawrence; St. Lawrence River.

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nonesuch

  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonsuch; paragon; apotheosis; ideal; saint; nonpareil.

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apostle

  • noun an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform
    • an apostle of revolution
  • noun any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people
    Apostelic Father.

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saint_francis_of_assisi

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226)
    St. Francis of Assisi; St. Francis; Francis of Assisi; Giovanni di Bernardone; Saint Francis.

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secret

  • noun something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on)
    • the combination to the safe was a secret
    • he tried to keep his drinking a secret
  • noun information known only to a special group
    arcanum.
    • the secret of Cajun cooking

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ulfila

  • noun a Christian believed to be of Cappadocian descent who became bishop of the Visigoths in 341 and translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic; traditionally held to have invented the Gothic alphabet (311-382)
    Bishop Wulfila; Bishop Ulfila; Ulfilas; Wulfila; Bishop Ulfilas.

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mendel

  • noun Augustinian monk and botanist whose experiments in breeding garden peas led to his eventual recognition as founder of the science of genetics (1822-1884)
    Gregor Mendel; Johann Mendel.

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svedberg

  • noun Swedish theologian (1688-1772)
    Emanuel Svedberg; Swedenborg; Emanuel Swedenborg.

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marry

  • verb take in marriage
    get hitched with; wed; conjoin; get married; espouse; hook up with.
  • verb perform a marriage ceremony
    tie; splice; wed.
    • The minister married us on Saturday
    • We were wed the following week
    • The couple got spliced on Hawaii

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eastern_church

  • noun derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine rites
    Orthodox Church; Eastern Orthodox; Eastern Orthodox Church; Orthodox Catholic Church.
  • noun the Catholic Church as it existed in the Byzantine Empire
    Byzantine Church.

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geert_geerts

  • noun Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe; although his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church led to the Reformation, he opposed violence and condemned Martin Luther (1466-1536)
    Erasmus; Gerhard Gerhards; Desiderius Erasmus.

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st._olaf

  • noun King and patron saint of Norway (995-1030)
    Olav II; Saint Olav; Olaf II; St. Olav; Saint Olaf.

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saint_paul

  • noun (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
    Saul of Tarsus; Paul the Apostle; Apostle Paul; Apostle of the Gentiles; Paul; St. Paul; Saul.
    • Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity
  • noun capital of the state of Minnesota; located in southeastern Minnesota on the Mississippi river adjacent to Minneapolis; one of the Twin Cities
    St. Paul; capital of Minnesota.

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st._crispin

  • noun patron saint of shoemakers; he and his brother were martyred for trying to spread Christianity (3rd century)
    Saint Crispin; Crispin.

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athanasius

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)
    St. Athanasius; Athanasius the Great; Saint Athanasius.

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saint_louis

  • noun king of France and son of Louis VIII; he led two unsuccessful Crusades; considered an ideal medieval king (1214-1270)
    Louis IX; St. Louis.
  • noun the largest city in Missouri; a busy river port on the Mississippi River near its confluence with the Missouri River; was an important staging area for wagon trains westward in the 19th century
    St. Louis; Gateway to the West.

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st._olav

  • noun King and patron saint of Norway (995-1030)
    Olav II; St. Olaf; Saint Olav; Olaf II; Saint Olaf.

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saint_mark

  • noun Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel
    St. Mark; Mark.

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deanery

  • noun the official residence of a dean
  • noun the position or office of a dean
    deanship.

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material_body

  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; figure; flesh; soma; frame; physique; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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saint_peter

  • noun disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
    St. Peter; Saint Peter the Apostle; Simon Peter; Peter; St. Peter the Apostle.

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humanity

  • noun the quality of being humane
  • noun the quality of being human
    manhood; humanness.
    • he feared the speedy decline of all manhood

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saint_david

  • noun patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)
    St. David; David.

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st._george

  • noun Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303)
    George; Saint George.

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situation

  • noun the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time
    state of affairs.
    • the present international situation is dangerous
    • wondered how such a state of affairs had come about
    • eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
  • noun a condition or position in which you find yourself
    position.
    • the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils
    • found herself in a very fortunate situation

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john_chrysostom

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a Church Father who was a great preacher and bishop of Constantinople; a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-407)
    St. John Chrysostom.

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guide

  • noun someone employed to conduct others
    usher.
  • noun someone who shows the way by leading or advising

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kingdom

  • noun a domain in which something is dominant
    land; realm.
    • the untroubled kingdom of reason
    • a land of make-believe
    • the rise of the realm of cotton in the south
  • noun a country with a king as head of state

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saul_of_tarsus

  • noun (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
    Paul the Apostle; Saint Paul; Apostle Paul; Apostle of the Gentiles; Paul; St. Paul; Saul.
    • Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity

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thomas

  • noun United States clockmaker who introduced mass production (1785-1859)
    Seth Thomas.
  • noun United States socialist who was a candidate for president six times (1884-1968)
    Norman Mattoon Thomas; Norman Thomas.

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metropolitan

  • noun in the Eastern Orthodox Church this title is given to a position between bishop and patriarch; equivalent to archbishop in western Christianity
  • noun a person who lives in a metropolis

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benedict

  • noun United States anthropologist (1887-1948)
    Ruth Benedict; Ruth Fulton.
  • noun Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547)
    St. Benedict; Saint Benedict.

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celebrant

  • noun a person who is celebrating
    celebrater; celebrator.
  • noun an officiating priest celebrating the Eucharist

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edwards

  • noun American theologian whose sermons and writings stimulated a period of renewed interest in religion in America (1703-1758)
    Jonathan Edwards.
  • noun King of England and Ireland in 1936; his marriage to Wallis Warfield Simpson created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication (1894-1972)
    Edward VIII; Edward; Duke of Windsor.

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canon

  • noun a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy
    • the neoclassical canon
    • canons of polite society
  • noun a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter

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john_the_baptist

  • noun (New Testament) a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized); was beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome
    St. John the Baptist.

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st._jude

  • noun (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless
    Thaddaeus; Judas; Saint Jude; Jude.

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wyclif

  • noun English theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384)
    John Wickliffe; John Wyclif; Wiclif; John Wycliffe; Wycliffe; Wickliffe; John Wiclif.

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saint_matthew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    St. Matthew the Apostle; St. Matthew; Matthew; Levi; Saint Matthew the Apostle.

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the_venerable_bede

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Beda; Bede; St. Baeda; Saint Baeda; St. Beda; St. Bede; Baeda; Saint Beda; Saint Bede.

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domestic_prelate

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a priest who is an honorary member of the papal household

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doubting

  • adjective satellite marked by or given to doubt
    skeptical; sceptical; questioning.
    • a skeptical attitude
    • a skeptical listener
  • verb consider unlikely or have doubts about
    doubt.
    • I doubt that she will accept his proposal of marriage

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wiclif

  • noun English theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384)
    John Wickliffe; John Wyclif; John Wycliffe; Wycliffe; Wickliffe; Wyclif; John Wiclif.

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ulfilas

  • noun a Christian believed to be of Cappadocian descent who became bishop of the Visigoths in 341 and translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic; traditionally held to have invented the Gothic alphabet (311-382)
    Bishop Wulfila; Bishop Ulfila; Wulfila; Ulfila; Bishop Ulfilas.
  • noun a Christian believed to be of Cappadocian descent who became bishop of the Visigoths in 341 and translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic; traditionally held to have invented the Gothic alphabet (311-382)
    Bishop Wulfila; Bishop Ulfila; Wulfila; Ulfila; Bishop Ulfilas.

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saint_athanasius

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)
    St. Athanasius; Athanasius the Great; Athanasius.

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luke

  • noun (New Testament) the Apostle closely associated with St. Paul and traditionally assumed to be the author of the third Gospel
    Saint Luke; St. Luke.
  • noun one of the four Gospels in the New Testament; contains details of Jesus's birth and early life
    Gospel According to Luke; Gospel of Luke.

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st._andrew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland
    Saint Andrew; Saint Andrew the Apostle; Andrew.

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nonpareil

  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonesuch; nonsuch; paragon; apotheosis; ideal; saint.
  • noun colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies

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newman

  • noun United States film actor (born in 1925)
    Paul Newman; Paul Leonard Newman.
  • noun English prelate and theologian who (with John Keble and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement; Newman later turned to Roman Catholicism and became a cardinal (1801-1890)
    John Henry Newman; Cardinal Newman.

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dean

  • noun an administrator in charge of a division of a university or college
  • noun United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955)
    James Byron Dean; James Dean.

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cornelis_jansen

  • noun a Dutch Roman Catholic theologian (1585-1638)
    Jansen; Cornelius Jansenius.

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st._peter

  • noun disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
    Saint Peter the Apostle; Saint Peter; Simon Peter; Peter; St. Peter the Apostle.

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week

  • noun any period of seven consecutive days
    hebdomad.
    • it rained for a week
  • noun hours or days of work in a calendar week
    workweek.
    • they worked a 40-hour week

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independent

  • noun a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
    mugwump; fencesitter.
  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    freelance; freelancer; free-lance; free lance; self-employed person.

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literature

  • noun creative writing of recognized artistic value
  • noun the humanistic study of a body of literature
    lit.
    • he took a course in Russian lit

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john_wickliffe

  • noun English theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384)
    John Wyclif; Wiclif; John Wycliffe; Wycliffe; Wickliffe; Wyclif; John Wiclif.

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monsignor

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an ecclesiastical title of honor bestowed on some priests

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evil

  • noun morally objectionable behavior
    iniquity; wickedness; immorality.
  • noun that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune; the good is oft interred with their bones"- Shakespeare
    • the evil that men do lives after them

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paul_johannes_tillich

  • noun United States theologian (born in Germany) (1886-1965)
    Paul Tillich; Tillich.

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holy_man

  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    holy person; angel; saint.

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valentinian

(Eccl. Hist.) One of a school of Judaizing Gnostics in the second century; -- so called from Valentinus, the founder.

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tradition

  • noun an inherited pattern of thought or action
  • noun a specific practice of long standing
    custom.

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safe

  • noun strongbox where valuables can be safely kept
  • noun a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests

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priest

  • noun a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders
  • noun a person who performs religious duties and ceremonies in a non-Christian religion
    non-Christian priest.

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arius

  • noun a Greek who was a Christian theologian active in Alexandria and who was declared a heretic for his doctrines about God (which came to be known as Arianism) (256?-336)
  • noun type genus of the Ariidae: sea catfishes
    genus Arius.

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saint_edward_the_martyr

  • noun King of England who was a son of Edgar; he was challenged for the throne by supporters of his half-brother Ethelred II who eventually murdered him (963-978)
    Edward the Martyr; St. Edward the Martyr.

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st._ambrose

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397)
    Ambrose; Saint Ambrose.

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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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room

  • noun an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
    • the rooms were very small but they had a nice view
  • noun space for movement
    elbow room; way.
    • room to pass
    • make way for
    • hardly enough elbow room to turn around

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position

  • noun the particular portion of space occupied by something
    place.
    • he put the lamp back in its place
  • noun a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
    military position.

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st._paul

  • noun capital of the state of Minnesota; located in southeastern Minnesota on the Mississippi river adjacent to Minneapolis; one of the Twin Cities
    capital of Minnesota; Saint Paul.
  • noun (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
    Saul of Tarsus; Paul the Apostle; Saint Paul; Apostle Paul; Apostle of the Gentiles; Paul; Saul.
    • Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity

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st._mary_magdalen

  • noun sinful woman Jesus healed of evil spirits; she became a follower of Jesus
    Mary Magdalene; St. Mary Magdalene; Mary Magdalen.

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flesh

  • noun the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; figure; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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ignatius_of_loyola

  • noun Spaniard and Roman Catholic theologian and founder of the Society of Jesus; a leading opponent of the Reformation (1491-1556)
    Saint Ignatius of Loyola; Loyola; St. Ignatius of Loyola.

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domestic

  • noun a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
    house servant; domestic help.
  • adjective of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation
    • domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction

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human

  • noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    human being; homo; man.
  • adjective characteristic of humanity
    • human nature

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world

  • noun everything that exists anywhere
    universe; creation; macrocosm; existence; cosmos.
    • they study the evolution of the universe
    • the biggest tree in existence
  • noun people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest
    domain.
    • the Western world

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nicholas

  • noun a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)
    St. Nicholas; Saint Nicholas.

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leo_i

  • noun Italian pope from 440 to 461 who extended the authority of the papacy to the west and persuaded Attila not to attack Rome (440-461)
    Leo the Great; St. Leo I.

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brigid

  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
    St. Brigid; Bridget; St. Bridget; Saint Bridget; Saint Brigid; Bride; Saint Bride; St. Bride.

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death

  • noun the event of dying or departure from life
    decease; expiry.
    • her death came as a terrible shock
    • upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren
  • noun the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
    • the animal died a painful death

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st._anselm

  • noun an Italian who was a Benedictine monk; was archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109; one of the founders of scholasticism; best known for his proof of the existence of God
    Saint Anselm; Anselm.

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st._gregory_i

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
    Gregory I; Gregory; Saint Gregory I; Gregory the Great.

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loyola

  • noun Spaniard and Roman Catholic theologian and founder of the Society of Jesus; a leading opponent of the Reformation (1491-1556)
    Saint Ignatius of Loyola; Ignatius of Loyola; St. Ignatius of Loyola.

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emphasis

  • noun special importance or significance
    accent.
    • the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis
    • the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents
  • noun intensity or forcefulness of expression
    vehemence.
    • the vehemence of his denial
    • his emphasis on civil rights

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st._john

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    John the Divine; St. John the Apostle; John the Evangelist; Saint John; Saint John the Apostle; John.
  • noun a river that rises in Maine and flows northeastward through New Brunswick to empty into the Bay of Fundy
    Saint John River; Saint John; St. John River.

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christopher

  • noun Christian martyr and patron saint of travellers (3rd century)
    St. Christopher; Saint Christopher.

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olaf_ii

  • noun King and patron saint of Norway (995-1030)
    Olav II; St. Olaf; Saint Olav; St. Olav; Saint Olaf.

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berkeley

  • noun Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)
    George Berkeley; Bishop Berkeley.
  • noun a city in California on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay; site of the University of California at Berkeley

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prelate

  • noun a senior clergyman and dignitary
    hierarch; high priest; primate; archpriest.

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abelard

  • noun French philosopher and theologian; lover of Heloise (1079-1142)
    Pierre Abelard; Peter Abelard.

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anselm

  • noun an Italian who was a Benedictine monk; was archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109; one of the founders of scholasticism; best known for his proof of the existence of God
    Saint Anselm; St. Anselm.

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cardinal_bellarmine

  • noun Italian cardinal and theologian (1542-1621)
    Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmine; Bellarmine; Bellarmino.

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giovanni_di_bernardone

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226)
    St. Francis of Assisi; St. Francis; Francis of Assisi; Saint Francis; Saint Francis of Assisi.

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james

  • noun a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513)
    James IV.
  • noun the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701)
    James II.

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simon_the_canaanite

  • noun one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
    St. Simon; Simon the Zealot; Simon; Simon Zelotes.

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edward_pusey

  • noun English theologian who (with John Henry Newman and John Keble) founded the Oxford movement (1800-1882)
    Edward Bouverie Pusey; Pusey.

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richard_hooker

  • noun English theologian (1554-1600)
    Hooker.

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st._augustine

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430)
    Augustine of Hippo; Saint Augustine; Augustine.
  • noun a resort city in northeastern Florida; the oldest city in the United States
    Saint Augustine.

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suffragan_bishop

  • noun an assistant or subordinate bishop of a diocese
    suffragan.

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jansen

  • noun a Dutch Roman Catholic theologian (1585-1638)
    Cornelis Jansen; Cornelius Jansenius.

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francis_of_assisi

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226)
    St. Francis of Assisi; St. Francis; Giovanni di Bernardone; Saint Francis; Saint Francis of Assisi.

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saint_bruno

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)
    Bruno; St. Bruno.

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asia_minor

  • noun a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
    Anatolia.

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st._thomas_a_becket

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170)
    Thomas a Becket; Becket; Saint Thomas a Becket.

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borgia

  • noun Italian pope whose nepotism put the Borgia family in power in Italy (1378-1458)
    Alfonso Borgia; Calixtus III.
  • noun Italian noblewoman and patron of the arts (1480-1519)
    Duchess of Ferrara; Lucrezia Borgia.

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st._mary_magdalene

  • noun sinful woman Jesus healed of evil spirits; she became a follower of Jesus
    Mary Magdalene; Mary Magdalen; St. Mary Magdalen.

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preterist

  • noun a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) have already been fulfilled

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saint_andrew_the_apostle

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland
    Saint Andrew; Andrew; St. Andrew.

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eastern_orthodox

  • noun derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine rites
    Orthodox Church; Eastern Church; Eastern Orthodox Church; Orthodox Catholic Church.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox Church
    Russian Orthodox; Greek Orthodox; Orthodox.

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saint_teresa_of_avila

  • noun Spanish mystic and religious reformer; author of religious classics and a Christian saint (1515-1582)
    Teresa of Avila.

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old

  • noun past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
  • adjective (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
    • his mother is very old
    • a ripe old age
    • how old are you?

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st._vitus

  • noun Christian martyr and patron of those who suffer from epilepsy and Sydenham's chorea (died around 300)
    Vitus.

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creation

  • noun the human act of creating
    creative activity.
  • noun an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone

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barth

  • noun Swiss Protestant theologian (1886-1968)
    Karl Barth.
  • noun United States novelist (born in 1930)
    John Simmons Barth; John Barth.

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mark

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; score.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marker; marking.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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edward_the_martyr

  • noun King of England who was a son of Edgar; he was challenged for the throne by supporters of his half-brother Ethelred II who eventually murdered him (963-978)
    St. Edward the Martyr; Saint Edward the Martyr.

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emanuel_svedberg

  • noun Swedish theologian (1688-1772)
    Swedenborg; Emanuel Swedenborg; Svedberg.

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origen

  • noun Greek philosopher and theologian who reinterpreted Christian doctrine through the philosophy of Neoplatonism; his work was later condemned as unorthodox (185-254)

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paul_the_apostle

  • noun (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
    Saul of Tarsus; Saint Paul; Apostle Paul; Apostle of the Gentiles; Paul; St. Paul; Saul.
    • Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity

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cleveland

  • noun the largest city in Ohio; located in northeastern Ohio on Lake Erie; a major Great Lakes port
  • noun 22nd and 24th President of the United States (1837-1908)
    President Cleveland; Stephen Grover Cleveland; Grover Cleveland.

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gregory_of_nazianzen

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)
    Gregory Nazianzen; Gregory; St. Gregory of Nazianzen.

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roberto_francesco_romolo_bellarmine

  • noun Italian cardinal and theologian (1542-1621)
    Cardinal Bellarmine; Bellarmine; Bellarmino.

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swedenborg

  • noun Swedish theologian (1688-1772)
    Emanuel Svedberg; Emanuel Swedenborg; Svedberg.

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cornelius_jansenius

  • noun a Dutch Roman Catholic theologian (1585-1638)
    Cornelis Jansen; Jansen.

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philosopher

  • noun a specialist in philosophy
  • noun a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity

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watts

  • noun English poet and theologian (1674-1748)
    Isaac Watts.
  • noun a unit of power equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a resistance of 1 ohm
    watt; W.

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apostolic

  • adjective of or relating to or deriving from the Apostles or their teachings
    apostolical.
  • adjective proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles
    papal; pontifical; apostolical.
    • papal dispensation

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david

  • noun patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)
    Saint David; St. David.
  • noun French neoclassical painter who actively supported the French Revolution (1748-1825)
    Jacques Louis David.

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st._martin

  • noun French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)
    Martin.
  • noun an island in the western Leeward Islands; administered jointly by France and the Netherlands
    St. Maarten; Saint Martin; Saint Maarten.

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resurrection

  • noun a revival from inactivity and disuse
    • it produced a resurrection of hope
  • noun (New Testament) the rising of Christ on the third day after the Crucifixion
    Resurrection of Christ; Christ's Resurrection.

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post

  • noun the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    station.
    • a soldier manned the entrance post
    • a sentry station
  • noun military installation at which a body of troops is stationed
    military post.
    • this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby
    • there is an officer's club on the post

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apostle_paul

  • noun (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
    Saul of Tarsus; Paul the Apostle; Saint Paul; Apostle of the Gentiles; Paul; St. Paul; Saul.
    • Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity

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santa_claus

  • noun the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
    Kriss Kringle; Saint Nicholas; St. Nick; Father Christmas; Santa; Saint Nick.

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chapter

  • noun a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled
    • he read a chapter every night before falling asleep
  • noun any distinct period in history or in a person's life
    • the industrial revolution opened a new chapter in British history
    • the divorce was an ugly chapter in their relationship

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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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st._patrick

  • noun Apostle and patron saint of Ireland; an English missionary to Ireland in the 5th century
    Patrick; Saint Patrick.

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peter_abelard

  • noun French philosopher and theologian; lover of Heloise (1079-1142)
    Pierre Abelard; Abelard.

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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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john_calvin

  • noun Swiss theologian (born in France) whose tenets (predestination and the irresistibility of grace and justification by faith) defined Presbyterianism (1509-1564)
    Jean Caulvin; Calvin; Jean Cauvin; Jean Chauvin.

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futurist

  • noun a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) will be fulfilled in the future
  • noun someone who predicts the future
    fantast.

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revelation

  • noun the speech act of making something evident
    revealing; disclosure.
  • noun an enlightening or astonishing disclosure

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leo_the_great

  • noun Italian pope from 440 to 461 who extended the authority of the papacy to the west and persuaded Attila not to attack Rome (440-461)
    Leo I; St. Leo I.

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saint_crispin

  • noun patron saint of shoemakers; he and his brother were martyred for trying to spread Christianity (3rd century)
    St. Crispin; Crispin.

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soteriology

  • noun the branch of Christian theology that deals with salvation as the effect of a divine agency

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paul_tillich

  • noun United States theologian (born in Germany) (1886-1965)
    Paul Johannes Tillich; Tillich.

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vicar

  • noun a Roman Catholic priest who acts for another higher-ranking clergyman
  • noun (Episcopal Church) a clergyman in charge of a chapel

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simon

  • noun one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
    St. Simon; Simon the Zealot; Simon the Canaanite; Simon Zelotes.
  • noun United States singer and songwriter (born in 1942)
    Paul Simon.

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augustine_of_hippo

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430)
    Saint Augustine; St. Augustine; Augustine.

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achamoth

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st._james

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament
    James; Saint James the Apostle; St. James the Apostle; Saint James.

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aaron

  • noun United States professional baseball player who hit more home runs than Babe Ruth (born in 1934)
    Hank Aaron; Henry Louis Aaron.
  • noun (Old Testament) elder brother of Moses and first high priest of the Israelites; created the golden calf

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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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carthusian

  • noun a member of the Carthusian order
  • adjective of or relating to the Carthusian order

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jerusalem

The chief city of Palestine, intimately associated with the glory of the Jewish nation, and the life and death of Jesus Christ.

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roman_church

  • noun the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
    Roman Catholic; Western Church; Roman Catholic Church; Church of Rome.

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mary_magdalene

  • noun sinful woman Jesus healed of evil spirits; she became a follower of Jesus
    St. Mary Magdalene; Mary Magdalen; St. Mary Magdalen.

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lawrence

  • noun Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
    St. Lawrence; Saint Lawrence; Laurentius.
  • noun Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935)
    Thomas Edward Lawrence; T. E. Lawrence; Lawrence of Arabia.

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becket

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170)
    Thomas a Becket; St. Thomas a Becket; Saint Thomas a Becket.
  • noun (nautical) a short line with an eye at one end and a knot at the other; used to secure loose items on a ship

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edward_bouverie_pusey

  • noun English theologian who (with John Henry Newman and John Keble) founded the Oxford movement (1800-1882)
    Edward Pusey; Pusey.

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virgin

  • noun a person who has never had sex
  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Virgo
    Virgo.

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arnold_of_brescia

  • noun Italian theologian who censured the worldly possessions of monks and the temporal power of bishops and was condemned for dogmatic errors by the Second Lateran Council (early 12th century)

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st._david

  • noun patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)
    Saint David; David.

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wulfila

  • noun a Christian believed to be of Cappadocian descent who became bishop of the Visigoths in 341 and translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic; traditionally held to have invented the Gothic alphabet (311-382)
    Bishop Wulfila; Bishop Ulfila; Ulfilas; Ulfila; Bishop Ulfilas.

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heresy

  • noun any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position
    unorthodoxy; heterodoxy.
  • noun a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
    unorthodoxy.

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philipp_melanchthon

  • noun German theologian and Luther's successor as leader of the Reformation in Germany (1497-1560)
    Philipp Schwarzerd; Melanchthon.

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eckhart

  • noun German Roman Catholic theologian and mystic (1260-1327)
    Meister Eckhart; Johannes Eckhart.

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ambrose

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397)
    St. Ambrose; Saint Ambrose.

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laurentius

  • noun Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
    St. Lawrence; Saint Lawrence; Lawrence.

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saint_patrick

  • noun Apostle and patron saint of Ireland; an English missionary to Ireland in the 5th century
    Patrick; St. Patrick.

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tillich

  • noun United States theologian (born in Germany) (1886-1965)
    Paul Tillich; Paul Johannes Tillich.

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bishop_ulfilas

  • noun a Christian believed to be of Cappadocian descent who became bishop of the Visigoths in 341 and translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic; traditionally held to have invented the Gothic alphabet (311-382)
    Bishop Wulfila; Bishop Ulfila; Ulfilas; Wulfila; Ulfila.
  • noun a Christian believed to be of Cappadocian descent who became bishop of the Visigoths in 341 and translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic; traditionally held to have invented the Gothic alphabet (311-382)
    Bishop Wulfila; Bishop Ulfila; Ulfilas; Wulfila; Ulfila.

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cesare_borgia

  • noun Italian cardinal and military leader; model for Machiavelli's prince (1475-1507)
    Borgia.

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salvation

  • noun (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
    redemption.
  • noun a means of preserving from harm or unpleasantness
    • tourism was their economic salvation
    • they turned to individualism as their salvation

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pleroma

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saint_george

  • noun Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303)
    George; St. George.

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isaac_watts

  • noun English poet and theologian (1674-1748)
    Watts.

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st._brigid

  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
    Bridget; St. Bridget; Brigid; Saint Bridget; Saint Brigid; Bride; Saint Bride; St. Bride.

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thomas_a_becket

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170)
    Becket; St. Thomas a Becket; Saint Thomas a Becket.

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baptism

  • noun a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth
    • most churches baptize infants but some insist on adult baptism

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cardinal_newman

  • noun English prelate and theologian who (with John Keble and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement; Newman later turned to Roman Catholicism and became a cardinal (1801-1890)
    Newman; John Henry Newman.

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monastic

  • noun a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work
    monk.
  • adjective satellite of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows
    cloistral; monastical; cloistered; conventual.

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franciscan

  • noun a Roman Catholic friar wearing the grey habit of the Franciscan order
    Grey Friar.
  • adjective of or relating to Saint Francis of Assisi or to the order founded by him
    • Franciscan monks

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church_of_england

  • noun the national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs); has its see in Canterbury and the sovereign as its temporal head
    Anglican Church; Anglican Communion.

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judas

  • noun (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless
    St. Jude; Thaddaeus; Saint Jude; Jude.
  • noun (New Testament) the Apostle who betrayed Jesus to his enemies for 30 pieces of silver
    Judas Iscariot.

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bishop

  • noun a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve Apostles of Christ
  • noun port wine mulled with oranges and cloves

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reinhold_niebuhr

  • noun United States Protestant theologian (1892-1971)
    Niebuhr.

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nag

  • noun someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
    nagger; common scold; scold; scolder.
  • noun an old or over-worked horse
    plug; jade; hack.

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basil_of_caesarea

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
    Basil; St. Basil; St. Basil the Great; Basil the Great.

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polycarp

  • noun Greek bishop of Smyrna who refused to recant his Christian faith and was burned to death by pagans (circa 69-155)
    St. Polycarp; Saint Polycarp.

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martin_luther

  • noun German theologian who led the Reformation; believed that salvation is granted on the basis of faith rather than deeds (1483-1546)
    Luther.

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andrew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland
    Saint Andrew; Saint Andrew the Apostle; St. Andrew.

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book

  • noun a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)
    • I am reading a good book on economics
  • noun physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
    volume.
    • he used a large book as a doorstop

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roman_catholic

  • noun a member of the Roman Catholic Church
  • noun the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
    Western Church; Roman Church; Roman Catholic Church; Church of Rome.

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knox

  • noun Scottish theologian who founded Presbyterianism in Scotland and wrote a history of the Reformation in Scotland (1514-1572)
    John Knox.

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st._nicholas

  • noun a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)
    Nicholas; Saint Nicholas.

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exarch

  • noun a bishop in one of several Eastern Orthodox Churches in North America
  • noun a bishop in eastern Christendom who holds a place below a patriarch but above a metropolitan

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vitus

  • noun Christian martyr and patron of those who suffer from epilepsy and Sydenham's chorea (died around 300)
    St. Vitus.

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millennial

  • adjective relating to a millennium or span of a thousand years
    millennian.

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william

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brotherhood

  • noun the kinship relation between a male offspring and the siblings
  • noun people engaged in a particular occupation
    sodality; fraternity.
    • the medical fraternity

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catholic_church

  • noun any of several churches claiming to have maintained historical continuity with the original Christian Church

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domingo_de_guzman

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)
    Dominic; St. Dominic; Saint Dominic.

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jean_cauvin

  • noun Swiss theologian (born in France) whose tenets (predestination and the irresistibility of grace and justification by faith) defined Presbyterianism (1509-1564)
    Jean Caulvin; John Calvin; Calvin; Jean Chauvin.

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recapitulation

  • noun emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species
    palingenesis.
  • noun (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated

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st._peter_the_apostle

  • noun disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
    St. Peter; Saint Peter the Apostle; Saint Peter; Simon Peter; Peter.

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st._edward_the_confessor

  • noun son of Ethelred the Unready; King of England from 1042 to 1066; he founded Westminster Abbey where he was eventually buried (1003-1066)
    Edward the Confessor; Saint Edward the Confessor.

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pelagius

  • noun a British or Irish monk who denied the doctrines of original sin and predestination and defended human goodness and free will; his views were declared heretical by the Council of Ephesus in 431 (circa 360-418)

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adam

The name given in the Bible to the first man, the progenitor of the human race.

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time

  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    clip.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip
  • noun a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
    • take time to smell the roses
    • I didn't have time to finish
    • it took more than half my time

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oral

  • noun an examination conducted by spoken communication
    viva; oral examination; viva voce; oral exam.
  • adjective satellite using speech rather than writing
    unwritten.
    • an oral tradition
    • an oral agreement

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