religious text


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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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Lecturer Steven Conlon said: "Everyone has a right to their religious beliefs but the selective interpretation of religious text and its use as a language of hate has no place in society.
novel, story and tale, then the myth that is related to the stories will have more impact in making a religious text like Torah important.
The hotel is one of the first to replace a religious text, Gideon's Bible, with the preloaded digital device.
They have used excerpt from religious text to back their stance for not electing a woman as MP.
Dean of Durham Cathedral, Reverend Michael Sadgrove, said the gospel was a great companion to the region's other great religious text, the Lindisfarne Gospel.
He debates that this version of the religious text was the starting point of western democracy, and activated shifts in society such as the abolition of the slave trade, the spark that led to civil wars in the UK and America, as well as the genesis of modern science.
Such engraved spells, known as Pyramids Texts, were common in royal tombs during the 5th and 6th Dynasties, and are considered to be the oldest religious text in the world.
Though it's always heartening to hear support from any and all quarters on these and other issues of importance to humanists--from church-state separation to stem cell research to support for global institutions such as the International Criminal Court--when it's wrapped in religious language or based on religious text, it can and should give humanists pause.
Mr Wilders' film sparked violent protests around the Muslim world last year for linking verses in the religious text with footage of attacks such as the London bombings.
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.
Recording beautiful spiritual teachings found nowhere else, "The Shiva Samhita" is translated from the original Sanskrit by James Mallinson providing western readers with a new, accurate, modern translation of this ancient religious text.

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