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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

Fourth century North African Christian faction, named for Bishop Donatus. The Donatists believed the church should be pure, and therefore church leaders who had handed over ...


Religion; Christianity

(Lat. Cruciata, "cross-marked") Wars fought against enemies of the Christian faith, primarily the Muslim Turks in the period 1095 to 1291, but later against other infidels and ...

Cult of the Saints

Religion; Christianity

The body of religious beliefs and practices pertaining to the veneration of saints and their relics. Prayers are addressed to the saints in the hope that they will intercede with ...

Deus volt!

Religion; Christianity

(Latin "God wills it"). The battle cry of the Crusaders.

Coptic Catholic Church

Religion; Christianity

Catholic church in Egypt, in communion with the Roman Catholic Church since 1741.

Coptic Orthodox Church

Religion; Christianity

The principal Christian church in Egypt.

Coptic language

Religion; Christianity

Language spoken in Egypt from about the second century AD until the middle ages. Regarded as the last stage of the ancient Egyptian language, it replaced hieroglypics with the ...