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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; Christianity

Monastic order founded by Francis of Assisi in 1210 AD.

The Fall

Religion; Christianity

Disobedience of Adam and Eve (chronicled in Genesis 3) that resulted in ill effects for the remainder of humanity. See Christian Beliefs: Human Nature.


Religion; Christianity

A sacrament recognized by all branches of Christianity. Commemorates the Last Supper of Christ with the sharing of bread and wine. See also transubstantiation and Real Presence.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

Religion; Christianity

The largest Lutheran church body in the U. S. And more liberal than the LCMS.

Dynamic Monarchianism

Religion; Christianity

Form of Monarchianism in which Jesus was a man who was adopted as the Son of God, or given the "power" (Gk. Dynamos) of God, at his baptism or after his resurrection. Essentially ...


Religion; Christianity

(Hebrew ebionim, "poor men"). An ascetic sect of Jewish Christians that taught Jesus was only a human prophet who had received the Holy Spirit at his baptism. Rejected Paul, and ...

Domine quo vadis

Religion; Christianity

(Latin, "Lord, where are you going?"). According to a legend found in the Acts of St. Peter, Peter was fleeing persecution in Rome when he met Christ on the Appian Way and asked ...