Christian religion


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Noun1.Christian religion - 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 saviorChristian religion - 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
mortification - (Christianity) the act of mortifying the lusts of the flesh by self-denial and privation (especially by bodily pain or discomfort inflicted on yourself)
inerrancy - (Christianity) exemption from error; "biblical inerrancy"
errancy - (Christianity) holding views that disagree with accepted doctrine; especially disagreement with papal infallibility; "he denies the errancy of the Catholic Church"
Paradise - (Christianity) the abode of righteous souls after death
infernal region, nether region, perdition, Inferno, Hell, pit - (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment; "Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton; "a demon from the depths of the pit"; "Hell is paved with good intentions"-Dr. Johnson
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
tritheism - (Christianity) the heretical belief that the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit are three separate gods
Adventism, Second Adventism - any Christian religion that believes the second coming of Christ is imminent
Catholicism, Catholicity - the beliefs and practices of a Catholic Church
Albigensianism, Catharism - a Christian movement considered to be a medieval descendant of Manichaeism in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; characterized by dualism (asserted the coexistence of two mutually opposed principles, one good and one evil); was exterminated for heresy during the Inquisition
Donatism - a schismatic Christian religion in northern Africa from the 4th to the 7th century; held that only those who led a blameless life belonged in the church or could administer the sacraments
Protestantism - the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation
Puseyism, Tractarianism - principles of the founders of the Oxford movement as expounded in pamphlets called `Tracts for the Times'
article of faith, credendum - (Christianity) any of the sections into which a creed or other statement of doctrine is divided
Annunciation - (Christianity) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of Christ
ecumenicalism, ecumenicism, ecumenism - (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, Immaculate Conception - (Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived
Incarnation - (Christianity) the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ
Nicene Creed - (Christianity) a formal creed summarizing Christian beliefs; first adopted in 325 and later expanded
real presence - (Christianity) the Christian doctrine that the body of Christ is actually present in the Eucharist
Assumption - (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
communion - (Christianity) a group of Christians with a common religious faith who practice the same rites
council - (Christianity) an assembly of theologians and bishops and other representatives of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine
Church Father, Father of the Church, Father - (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
Antichrist - (Christianity) the adversary of Christ (or Christianity) mentioned in the New Testament; the Antichrist will rule the world until overthrown by the Second Coming of Christ
Laurentius, Lawrence, Saint Lawrence, St. Lawrence - 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)
Ascension, Ascension Day, Ascension of the Lord - (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter
August 6, Transfiguration, Transfiguration Day - (Christianity) a church festival held in commemoration of the Transfiguration of Jesus
transubstantiate - change (the Eucharist bread and wine) into the body and blood of Christ
receive - partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament
assume - take up someone's soul into heaven; "This is the day when May was assumed into heaven"
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The Christian religion," he said, "was instituted for much nobler purposes, than to enforce a lesson which many heathen philosophers had taught us long before, and which, though it might perhaps be called a moral virtue, savoured but little of that sublime, Christian-like disposition, that vast elevation of thought, in purity approaching to angelic perfection, to be attained, expressed, and felt only by grace.
So that, O Sancho, in what we do we must not overpass the bounds which the Christian religion we profess has assigned to us.
None of these children were above six years old when I came thither, for it was not much above seven years since they had fetched these five savage ladies over; they had all children, more or less: the mothers were all a good sort of well- governed, quiet, laborious women, modest and decent, helpful to one another, mighty observant, and subject to their masters (I cannot call them husbands), and lacked nothing but to be well instructed in the Christian religion, and to be legally married; both of which were happily brought about afterwards by my means, or at least in consequence of my coming among them.
It is not a Christian religion, in the first place," said the latter, in extreme agitation, quite out of proportion to the necessity of the moment.
Surely there could be interpretations other than those of the Christian religion that are equally valid?
Synopsis: Three-quarters of Americans identify with a Christian religion, down from 80% eight years ago and from the mid-90s in the 1950s.
The Christian religion is actively practised by a large majority of US citizens.
In a legal brief filed on behalf of military historians before the appeals court, Americans United said in December that the Latin cross is a powerful symbol of the Christian religion that has rarely, if ever, been used by the military to mark the permanent graves of non-Christian soldiers.
In the light off the recent slayings in Paris, I doubt if any religion could have felt as justifiably incensed by satirical profanity as the Christian religion.
The bells of the Church have been tolling ever since the Christian religion emerged; the Caliphate heard them (.
Astell, Mary, The Christian Religion, as Professed by a Daughter of the Church of England (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: Toronto, 24), ed.
I understand intellectually that a person's sexuality need not be, and should not be, made to be a big deal, but emotionally it is a point of connection and hope for someone who has felt excluded not only within the Christian religion but from society as a whole.

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