religious writing


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Noun1.religious writing - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deityreligious writing - 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 essays are in chronological order to reflect the shift from mostly religious writing to more secular, the increase in productivity and prolificity, and the rise of women in the public sphere across Europe.
We asked 13 questions that prompted tutors to consider how various factors--religious identity, LDS beliefs or practices, Church-sponsored service opportunities, institutional mission--were relevant to tutoring, including working with students on religious writing. (1) The interviews, which lasted 15-45 minutes, were semi-structured, allowing us to probe responses while permitting comparison across interview data (Bernard and Ryan 29).
a new genre of religious writing, the apocalyptic, moved from margin to mainstream, capturing the imagination of Jews suffering under a succession of pagan empires.
Rice, Nicole R., ed., Middle English Religious Writing in Practice: Texts, Readers, and Transformations (Late Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 21), Turnhout, Brepols, 2013; hardback; pp.
Speaking of the religious writing displayed in public spaces around the country, Motaz said that it does not feel like religion is being enforced, and that what is written is done in "good faith".
Erica Longfellow, Women and Religious Writing in Early Modern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 12.]" (169).
In one of the book's strongest chapters, Munro takes on the intriguing question of archaism in religious writing, the primary site of engagement with archaism for most early modern audiences.
Women's religious writing represented a variety of spiritual perspectives.
* "Eclipse and aftermath" bemoans the shift of emphasis from soul to self in religious writing. I take a radically different view of the shift from soul to self.
The proper significance of the 17th-century English poet and religious writer Thomas Traherne, is only beginning to be fully appreciated with the relatively recent discovery and publication of much of his previously lost religious writing. On 12 March 2011 the Parish Church of Saint Mary and St Alban in Teddington and St Mary's College Twickenham are hosting a one-day seminar to explore the relevance of this English mystic for our times.
Barrett Browning explored first the hymn/hymnist and then the sermon/preacher as models for religious writing and the religious poet.
Sarah Apetrei summarizes a key conundrum that the authors of these essays skillfully navigate: "While it is important to avoid the banal identification of mysticism and femininity, this coincidence seems to be central to approaches to women's religious writing of the period" (156).