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Christianity is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, whom adherents believe to be the son of God. According to Christianity Jesus Christ is the savior of humanity phophesied in the Old Testament.

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Martin Luther

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(1483-1546) German monk and professor whose questioning of church practices led to the Protestant Reformation. See Martin Luther.


Religion; Christianity

Originally, followers of John Wycliffe (14th cent. ), who emphasized personal faith, predestination and the Bible. The word was later applied to anyone seriously critical of the Church.


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In general, to take on a bodily form. In Christianity, the historical event in which God became a man in Jesus of Nazareth. According to the gospel of John: "The Word became flesh (Lat. Carne) and ...

Immaculate Conception

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Roman Catholic doctrine that the Virgin Mary was born without original sin.

impassibility of God

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Philosophical idea, influenced by Platonism, that God cannot suffer.


Religion; Christianity

Name given to the Franciscans in England because of their gray robes.


Religion; Christianity

Not a unified belief system, but a complex of religious movements that predate Christianity and have roots in both paganism and Judaism. By about the second century AD, Gnostic Christianity had ...

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