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Noun1.religious text - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deityreligious text - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
sacred scripture, scripture - any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group
Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Bible, Word of God, Book, Word - the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
Paralipomenon - (Old Testament) an obsolete name for the Old Testament books of I Chronicles and II Chronicles which were regarded as supplementary to Kings
Testament - either of the two main parts of the Christian Bible
evangel, Gospel, Gospels - the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
Synoptic Gospels, Synoptics - the first three Gospels which describe events in Christ's life from a similar point of view
prayer - a fixed text used in praying
service book - a book setting forth the forms of church service
Apocrypha - 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox Church accepts these texts as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status
sapiential book, wisdom book, wisdom literature - any of the biblical books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus) that are considered to contain wisdom
Pseudepigrapha - 52 texts written between 200 BC and AD 200 but ascribed to various prophets and kings in the Hebrew scriptures; many are apocalyptic in nature
Talmudic literature - (Judaism) ancient rabbinical writings
Veda, Vedic literature - (from the Sanskrit word for `knowledge') any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early Sanskrit; traditionally believed to comprise the Samhitas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas, and the Upanishads
mantra - (Sanskrit) literally a `sacred utterance' in Vedism; one of a collection of orally transmitted poetic hymns
psalm - any sacred song used to praise the deity
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The Secret of Divine Civilization is the classic Baha'i religious text written by 'Abdu'l-Baha, literally "Servant of the Glory", the title accepted by the 'Abbas Effendi (1844-1921), the eldest son and appointed successor of Baha'u'llah, the prophet and founder of the Baha'i faith.
In several areas in Israel, missionaries situate themselves at train stations and other public places and hand out free copies of the Christian religious text bound in an orange cover.
A vessel for personal and spiritual self-growth as surely as it is an analytical dissection of religious text, The Gospel of Thomas is an excellent guide for anyone seeking to explore what this holy text has to say about belief, life, God's Kingdom and the way of Jesus Christ.
In the research site of an introductory economic classroom, the textbook is positioned as having status similar to that of a canonical religious text.
Meanwhile, Netanyahu ordered an investigation into Mufti Mohammed Hussein, Jerusalem's top Muslim cleric, after he gave a speech that quoted a religious text referencing the murder of Jews.
Because the Ten Commandments are a religious text for some - but by no means all - Louisianans, authorizing the government to display them is fraught with constitutional risk.
Nevada (US), Jan 2 (ANI): Hindus have urged Massachusetts (USA) schools to either allow students the flexibility to choose the religious text to study in the class instead of just mandating one religious text on the entire class or teach the texts of all major world religions.
Examining the Indian religious text, the "Bhagavad Gita," reveals insights that can change the way message construction, audience empathy, and speaker motivation are covered in western courses.
From a religious point of view, this is the religious text of our people.
And the Golden Rule isn't the only religious text to be retooled in this secular passion play.
The aim of these summer camps is that, they will visit Gurudwara and recite religious text and verses.
Shea, it is absolutely reasonable for all Catholics graduating from our high schools to assume that Adam and Eve never existed: just check our grade nine religious text book sanctioned by the CCCB.

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