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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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For the other side, the deal must remain untouched as if it were sacred writ simply because Trump has promised to jettison it.
As a nonbeliever, my morality isn't built upon the sands of sacred writ but on the stable ground of experience, reason, science, and the humanist philosophy of compassion and empathy for everyone.
In an effort to infuse the ancient with an air of contemporaneity, Cohen includes more than eighty supplementary insets designed to enhance the sacred writ with material drawn from the sayings and biographies of individuals described as "today's leaders." Laid out on the printed page in a fashion reminiscent of a rabbinic work (except that in this case, the gloss is in a larger point-size than the core text), these "contemporary parallels" frequently fall far short of their desired outcome.
Still, according to Hartch, Townsend was adamant that there was nothing peripheral about translating the "Word of God" for people who knew nothing of such sacred writ.
Other frauds have been perpetrated on behalf of "evolution," yet Darwinists, especially in the academic world, often treat Darwin's theories as revealed sacred writ. One wonders if they would be a bit embarrassed to find that, on occasion, those indisputable truths had to be changed or repackaged.