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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The actual course of the religious movement was determined largely by the personal and political projects of Henry VIII.
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.
Of which religious movement is the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society the legal publishing agency?
The state would thus be creating a monstrosity for itself if it acquiesced in the demand and tried to collect a tax on behalf of only one religious movement. All the other religions and all their sectarian proliferations would declare it an intolerable piece of injustice and pray to their respective gods to condemn it and to restore what they see as the justice of the status quo ante.
VATICAN CITY Vatican officials have denied protecting the founder of Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, a Peru-based religious movement, who is accused of sexual, physical and psychological abuse of minor and young adult members of the group.
Turkey's national carrier , Turkish Airlines, said on Monday that it had fired 211 employees over alleged links to Fethullah Gulen's religious movement, which Turkey blames for the the attempted coup of July 15, Reuters reported.
Gulen leads a highly popular religious movement with thousands of businesses and schools across the world.
He, then, scrutinizes the political rise and mobilizing power of two religious movement parties, the National Outlook Parties in Turkey and Shas in Israel, especially since the 1990s.
Born into a devout Seventh-day Adventist family, the young Kellogg moved to the epicenter of this 19th-century religious movement in Battle Creek, Michigan, and had close ties with Adventist founders Ellen G.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- There is an ongoing discussion in the Hizmet-government row: "We thought the Hizmet movement was a religious movement. However, recent discussions and Fethullah GE-len's statements and interviews reveal that it is actually a political movement."
Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women 's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne, edited by Anne E.

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