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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He comes not to abolish but to fulfill the written Word of God. We must pay attention to the word "fulfill" (plero in Greek), which also means to complete.
It is understood to be the written word of God as revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, who recited the chapters (or suras) of the Quran to scribes for notation.
Luther emphasized the living, proclaimed Word over against the written word of God in the holy scriptures.
himself by the written Word of God in general and the Psalter in
In October 1995, the doctrinal congregation acted further, releasing a responsum ad propositum dubium concerning the nature of the teaching in Ordinatio Sacerdotalis: "This teaching requires definitive assent, since, founded on the written Word of God, and from the beginning constantly preserved and applied in the Tradition of the Church, it has been set forth infallibly by the ordinary and universal Magisterium." The ban on women's ordination belongs "to the deposit of the faith," the responsum said.
"In doing so, the highest court of the Kirk have marginalised the Bible, the written word of God."
To stress engaging eye contact, intonation, inflection, and to seek to move and emote are all rooted in a basic theological error that regards the written word of God as a dead letter that stands in need of a grandiloquent orator to bring it life.
Brown in defining the "literal sense" as "The sense which the human author directly intended and which the written words conveyed" (87), concluding that "the literal sense is the goal of a properly oriented historical-critical interpretation of Scripture." By "properly oriented" he means "the use of that method with the presupposition of Christian faith that one is interpreting the written Word of God couched in ancient human language, with a message not only for the people of old, but also for Christians of today" (91).
This is not by order of the priest, or the bishop, or the diocese, it is actually the written word of God. "Each one must do as he (she) has made up his (her) mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." (2 Cor.
Richard Niebuhr's categories of relationships between church and culture in his 1951 classic, Christ and Culture, to posit that: (1) Luther's doctrine of the two kingdoms, one of God and another of the world, led to his later toleration of usury; (2) Calvin's "conversionist" (87) approach to reforming culture led him to conclude that "if usury can be practiced and the duty to love is preserved, then the habit should be allowed." (128); and, (3) finally, that both the Anabaptist "separationist view of Church/culture relations" (129) and the radical reformers' belief in the "literal interpretation of the written Word of God" (129) led to their view that lending money at interest is immoral, unjust, and biblically prohibited.
Identifying the written Word of God as their "only rule for Faith and Order," they allowed Philippians 3 to govern their approach to God's future: "yet not accounting that we have already attained, or are already perfect, we will reach forth to those things that are before, by the Light of the Word, waiting for the teachings of the Spirit of Truth, to lead us also into all truth, in a diligent comparing of scripture with scripture till the light thereof shine more and more unto the perfect day." (26)
Their claim is that "this teaching requires definitive assent, since, founded on the written Word of God, and from the beginning constantly preserved and applied in the Tradition of the Church, it has been set forth infallibility by the ordinary and universal Magisterium." "Founded on the written Word of God"--we need the scripture scholars; "constantly preserved and applied in the Tradition"--we need the historians and theologians.