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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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.
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".
Medievalists provide context for the study of Gregory's (538-594) prolific historical, hagiographical, and religious writing.
Erica Longfellow, Women and Religious Writing in Early Modern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 12.
The book's theses are complicated here somewhat by the fact that religious writing depended on archaism in a way that other writing did not.
Peter Howard traces the theory of magnificence, hitherto thought to be a secular one dating to the mid-fifteenth century, back to religious writing and sermons of the 1420s and links it to the great commissions for building and art of the period.
Middle English Religious Writing in Practice: Texts, Readers, and Transformations.
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.
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.
Reynolds concludes that the predominance of the press over the pulpit suggests that "popular religious writing .
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).