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Refers to any set of beliefs of any community or nation, concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of life and the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a supernatural or divine agency.

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Religion; Christian theology

The medieval doctrine according to which the bread and the wine are transformed into the body and blood of Christ in the eucharist, while retaining their outward appearance.


Religion; Christian theology

A theological movement, especially associated with Duke University and Yale Divinity School in the 1980s, which criticized the liberal reliance upon human experience, and ...


Religion; Christian theology

A particular approach to the atonement, which stresses the moral or religious example set to believers by Jesus Christ.


Religion; Christian theology

A deliberate break with the unity of the church, condemned vigorously by influential writers of the early church, such as Cyprian and Augustine.

historical Jesus

Religion; Christian theology

A term used, especially during the nineteenth century, to refer to the real historical person of Jesus of Nazareth, as opposed to the Christian interpretation of that person, ...


Religion; Christian theology

A term derived from the Greek word for "re-baptizer," and used to refer to the radical wing of the sixteenth-century Reformation, based on thinkers such as Menno Simons or ...

hypostatic union

Religion; Christian theology

The doctrine of the union of divine and human natures in Jesus Christ, without confusion of their respective substances.