The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved

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But some of our members ran wild, and indulged in some extravagancies that were hard to control.... Though this journey is so far less explored, I believe one can map out some guideposts. Christianity has had a large history from the time of Jesus and his apostles to the present time. He established his early headquarters in the Nuba Mountains and in 1882 the Christian communities at Malbes and Dilling were both overrun and scattered.

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The Handover: The Untold Story of Jesus and Judas

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There are significant indications that faith-based social service programs are more effective than their secular counterparts. But with the actions of Abboud's government and the presence of the elderly in the villages, these memories did not need the encouragement of missionaries. From this camp-meeting, for so it ought to be called, the news spread through all the Churches, and through all the land, and it excited great wonder and surprise; but it kindled a religious flame that spread all over Kentucky and through many other states.

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The Anglo-Saxon Version of the Life of St. Guthlac, Hermit

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So my question is this: Is there any account of a religious marriage ceremony in scriptures? Today African churches stand or fall by their success in healing, and elaborate rituals have formed around healing practices (though church members disagree on whether believers should rely entirely on spiritual assistance). Little is known of Celsus otherwise, and Origen, who produced his counter-polemic Contra Celsum (Against Celsus) in CE 248, or some 50-70 years after Celsus wrote, was able to learn little about him.

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The Confessions of St. Augustine

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The proportion of Latino Nones doubled from 6% to 12% and the number quadrupled from just under 1 Million to almost 4 Million in 18 years. Unless you are a religious scholar, odds are you do not know any more than what the internet and television tell you. She calls on Judaism to reexamine its misunderstandings of Christianity: that it is polytheistic (as it sees the Trinity); that good works have no place in Christianity; that it espouses blind faith; that it is ascetic and otherworldly (in contrast to Jewish this-worldliness); that it is pessimistic; that it maintains belief in magic and superstition; that it believes only Christians can be saved.

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The Early Christian Book (Cua Studies in Early Christianity)

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They were also deeply concerned with the pervasive utilitarianism in current Chinese society. Chinese Christian ministries have also been successful in organizing Chinese Bible study groups on university campuses. The universalization of the ethnic and religious concept of Israel (the "church" taking the place of the Jewish people) and the abrogation of the commandments (faith in the fulfillment of the biblical promises in the person of Jesus the Messiah taking the place of the duty to observe the mitzvot) spelled the parting of the ways.

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Ukraine: The Legacy of Intolerance (Series on religion,

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Nevertheless, several *Jewish Christian sects (such as the Nazarenes, Ebionites, Elchasaites, and others) existed for some time, and a few of them seem to have endured for several centuries. The 2008 survey of 54,461 adults (in English and Spanish) included a special section on language use and nativity among Latinos. I must admit, I was altogether taken with his bold certitude and quasi-rational approach to questions regarding the veracity of the fundamental claims of the religion.

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Glaubensheiterkeit: Carl Johann Philipp Spitta (1801-1859).

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Translated by Talcott Parsons, with a foreword by R. Clifford Geertz on Modernity (link fixed 18 August 2005) For a number of reasons, among them being modernity's general conflict with religion, students of religion must attempt to understand modernity. As Colossians 2:8 says, “See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the traditions of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.” If there is any group of professional people who should give glory to God, it should be scientists!

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Christianity and Politics in Doe's Liberia (Cambridge

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People pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher can usually declare a major specialization, which allows them to focus on one or more religious belief systems. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous. Belief systems, or religions are perhaps the strongest force in society. YOU have probably had it, and lived to tell the story! This policy lasted throughout the Condominium period.

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Mary--"Another Redeemer?

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Water does however feature in Buddhist funerals where water is poured into a bowl placed before the monks and the dead body. If the faithful truly and fully believe in a protective deity, why would they dive into a foxhole to protect themselves from the bullets whizzing by ? Ironically, one reason that modern religious freedom claims so often seek the right to do harm is that other kinds of religious belief and practice are so well established.

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The Apocryphal Jesus: Legends of the Early Church

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When the Birch Society was strong in California, many Mormons were in the society and the people of my congregation began to look on them as "just like us." The term "mosque" comes from the Arabic word "masjid," meaning "place for ritual prostration." In addition, all over the world are sites where this "god" or that allegedly was born, walked, suffered, died, etc., a common occurrence that is not monopolized by, and did not originate with, Christianity. The report contains an introduction, executive summary, and a chapter describing the status of religious freedom in each of 195 countries throughout the world.

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