religious movement


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Noun1.religious movement - a movement intended to bring about religious reforms
Islamism - a fundamentalist Islamic revivalist movement generally characterized by moral conservatism and the literal interpretation of the Koran and the attempt to implement Islamic values in all aspects of life
social movement, movement, front - a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"
Akhbari - a religious movement by Arab Shiite Muslims in 17th century Iraq that is opposed to the Usuli; "Akhbari Shiism has never promoted political control"
Usuli - a religious movement by Persian Shiite Muslims in 17th century Iran that is opposed to the Akhbari; "Usuli Shiism produced the politically active caste of priests that is a distinctive feature of Iranian Shiism"
Counter Reformation - the reaction of the Roman Catholic Church to the Reformation reaffirming the veneration of saints and the authority of the Pope (to which Protestants objected); many leaders were Jesuits
ecumenical movement - a movement aimed to promote understanding and cooperation among Christian churches; aimed ultimately at universal Christian unity
Gallicanism - a religious movement originating among the French Roman Catholic clergy that favored the restriction of papal control and the achievement by each nation of individual administrative autonomy of the church
Chabad, Chabad-Lubavitch, Lubavitch movement, Lubavitch - a large missionary Hasidic movement known for their hospitality, technological expertise, optimism and emphasis on religious study
Oxford movement - 19th-century movement in the Church of England opposing liberal tendencies
Pietism - 17th and 18th-century German movement in the Lutheran Church stressing personal piety and devotion
Protestant Reformation, Reformation - a religious movement of the 16th century that began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the creation of Protestant churches
Taleban, Taliban - a fundamentalist Islamic militia; in 1995 the Taliban militia took over Afghanistan and in 1996 took Kabul and set up an Islamic government; "the Taliban enforced a strict Muslim code of behavior"
Nation of Islam - a group of militant Black Americans who profess Islamic religious beliefs and advocate independence for Black Americans
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They learned a great many notions about doctrine from him, so that almost every church-goer under fifty began to distinguish as well between the genuine gospel and what did not come precisely up to that standard, as if he had been born and bred a Dissenter; and for some time after his arrival there seemed to be quite a religious movement in that quiet rural district.
We sometimes meet men under some strong moral influence, as a patriotic, a literary, a religious movement, and feel that the moral sentiment rules man and nature.
This excellent volume helps us to understand the varied dynamics of this religious movement.
This attempt was not enough to convince people in Turkey that a moderate religious movement which mostly concentrated on education work by opening more than 500 schools on five continents was a criminal gang.
Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women 's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne, edited by Anne E.
London, May 29 ( ANI ): A man claiming to be Jesus is running a religious movement in Kingaroy, Queensland.
Which religious movement did Mary Baker Eddy found in 1866?
phs mU Moon was the self-proclaimed messiah who turned his Unification Church into a worldwide religious movement.
These tours are always repeated, as groups from the different Israeli forces and Israeli civilians enter the mosque and do provocative tours inside its yards," Said al-Khatib One of the guards in al-Awqaf denied that Gershon Salomon, the head of the "The Temple Mount Trustees" a Jewish religious movement, entered into the mosque.
Black Megachurch Culture is a well-researched, outstanding, and provocative piece of scholarship that succinctly shows the continuous expansion of African American mega-churches as a result of the abilities of the leaders of this religious movement to construct a model of success that fosters feelings of high energy, enormous excitement, and great expectations from its church members.
This situation, when multiplied beyond one absolutist religious movement, results in a stalemate where apologists for competing absolutes meet in conflict and contradiction.
The Lord's Resistance Army was formed in northern Uganda in the late 1980s as a religious movement.

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