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Germanic paganism

Germanic paganism was a religion. It was a form of paganism. It was practiced in Central and Northern Europe before Christianity came there. The best documented form is called Norse paganism today. The religion was polytheistic, there were many g ...

                                               

God in Christianity

In Christianity, one way people think of God is as a being that made everything and lives forever. The Christian Bible speaks of God as one who is, who speaks, who sees, hears, acts, and loves. Christians believe that God has a will and is a kind ...

                                               

Godparent

A godparent is an adult who sponsors a child during a formal religious ceremony or rite. Many religions have godparents or other adults who do something almost the same. These religions include Christianity & Judaism. Usually a godparent must be ...

                                               

Gospel

The word gospel came from the Old English word "gōdspel", which literally means "good news", since it narrates Jesus Christs life and teaching to invite anyone to believe that he was born to save the world from sin and make humans truly know God ...

                                               

Great White Throne Judgment

In Christianity, the Great White Throne Judgment is the time when the dead people that did not live during the 1.000 years that Satan was inside the bottomless pit come back to life and are judged by God according to their works using the 66 book ...

                                               

Book of Habakkuk

The Book of Habakkuk is the eighth book of the 12 minor prophets of the Hebrew Bible. It is thought to be written by the prophet Habakkuk, in the late 7th century BC. In the first part of the book Habakkuk is talking with God about why people are ...

                                               

Book of Haggai

The Book of Haggai is a book of the Tanakh and of the Old Testament, written by the prophet Haggai. It was written in 520 BCE, some 18 years after Cyrus had taken the kingdom of Babylon and made a law in 538 BCE, so that the captive Jews could re ...

                                               

Haredi Judaism

Haredi is the most conservative form of Orthodox Judaism and is known as Ultra-Orthodox Judaism Haredi Judaism consists of many spiritual and cultural groups, and is divided into Hasidic sects with streams from Eastern Europe and Sephardic Haredi ...

                                               

Hasidic Judaism

Hasidic Judaism or Hasidism is a Jewish religious movement that was started by Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer, known as "Baal Shem Tov". It began in Eastern Europe in the middle of the 18th century, and there are now Hasidic communities all over the wo ...

                                               

Hebrew Bible

The Hebrew Bible, which is also called the Tanakh is the Biblical canon of Hebrew scriptures, including the Torah. These texts are almost exclusively in Hebrew, with a few passages in Aramaic. It means the same as the Jewish Tanakh and the Protes ...

                                               

Epistle to the Hebrews

The Epistle to the Hebrews or Letter to the Hebrews is one of the letters of the New Testament. Although it is believed by many to be written by the Apostle Paul, many others think it might have been written by one group of early Christians to a ...

                                               

Hell house

Hell houses are attractions normally run by Christian churches. They show sin, the torture of the damned in hell, and usually end with a depiction of heaven. They are normally run on Halloween. A hell house is like a haunted house attraction. It ...

                                               

Hestia

Hestia is a virgin Greek goddess of the hearth, home and fire. It was believed all hearths were her altars. She also symbolized the alliance between colonies and their mother cities. Her sacred animal is the donkey.

                                               

Holiness movement

The holiness movement is about certain of beliefs and practices that came from Methodism in the 19th-century. It also refers to some groups of evangelical Christianity who believe that these ideas are central doctrine. The movement is distinguish ...

                                               

Holy Name Cathedral (Chicago)

Holy Name Cathedral, formally the Cathedral of the Holy Name, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, one of the largest Roman Catholic dioceses in the United States. It is also the parish church of the Archbishop of Chicago. It ...

                                               

Holy Week

Holy Week is the commemoration of the last week of Jesus Christs ministry on earth. Holy Week is the last week of Lent. It begins with Palm Sunday and leads up to Easter Sunday.

                                               

Book of Hosea

The Book of Hosea is one of the books of the Hebrew Bible and of the Christian Old Testament. The book was written roughly between 760 and 720 BC and is about a man who was told by God to marry a woman who would not live with him as she should ha ...

                                               

Hutterites

Hutterites are a group of Protestanŧ Christians. They are an anabaptist movement; they think believers should be baptized. Their movement was founded by Jacob Hutter who lived in the 16th century. The main difference to the Mennonites is that the ...

                                               

Hyperion (Titan)

Hyperion is the Titan god of light, son of Gaia and Ouranos. The eldest of his brothers next to Okeanos, Hyperion ruled over the eastern corner of the world, which was given to him as a reward for his part in Ouranos’ castration. By his sister, t ...

                                               

Imam

An imam is an Islamic leader, often the leader of a mosque and/or community. Similarly to spiritual leaders, the imam is the person who leads the prayer during Islamic gatherings. More often the community turn to the mosque imam, if they have an ...

                                               

Independent Catholic churches

Independent Catholic Churches is the name for a few Christian churches which say that they have the traditions of the Catholic Church, but who are not recognised by the Holy See. Almost all of them say that their bishops have apostolic succession ...

                                               

Infant baptism

Infant baptism is the baptism of young children or infants. In theology, the practice is sometimes called paedobaptism or pedobaptism.

                                               

Isaiah

Isaiah was a prophet of God in Judaism, Islam, Christianity and Bahai. He lived from about 740 to 681 BC. The name Isaiah means "the Lord is salvation" in the Hebrew language. Isaiah is also the name of a book in the Old Testament of the Bible, w ...

                                               

Book of Isaiah

The Book of Isaiah is a book of the Bible thought to be written by the Prophet Isaiah, who lived in the second half of the 8th century BC. The Book of Isaiah contains many prophecies about ancient Israel, its people, and its enemies. Tradition sa ...

                                               

Islam in Delhi

Delhi has the second largest Muslim population within Delhi State. Muhammad Ghori invaded India in 1175 A.D. After the conquest of Multan and Punjab, he advanced towards Delhi. The brave Rajput chiefs of northern India headed by Prithvi Raj Chauh ...

                                               

Islamic terrorism

Islamic terrorism is a kind of terrorism. The terrorists claim their religion, Islam, or how they interpret it is their motivation. Some Islamic scholars say that it is wrong to kill innocent people. Islamic terrorist groups include Al-Qaeda, Bok ...

                                               

Itikaf

Itikaf or Etikaf or Etikaf is a practice in the Islamic faith. It consists of a period of retreat in a mosque, for a certain number of days in accordance with the believers own wish.That number of days is 10 days. Ramadan is a perfect opportunity ...

                                               

Jacob

Jacob is a figure in the Abrahamic religions. He was a patriarch of the Hebrew people, as told in the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud, the New Testament and the Quran. He was the ancestor of the tribes of Israel, which were named after his male children ...

                                               

Epistle of James

According to its opening verse, this epistle was written by James often identified with the" brother of the Lord” who leaded the Jerusalem Church about 20 years and was killed around 62 AD. The title" servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ” ...

                                               

Book of Jeremiah

The Book of Jeremiah, or Jeremiah, is part of the Hebrew Bible, Judaisms Tanakh, and later became a part of Christianitys Old Testament. Jeremiah Chapter 1, verses 1 to 3 says that the book is "the words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah". Jeremiah is s ...

                                               

Jewish ethics

Jewish ethics refers to the philosophical tradition of ethics in Judaism. Like other types of laws and values in other religions, the subject of Jewish ethics tries to provide answers for many moral questions. It has gone through major changes ov ...

                                               

Jihad

Jihad is an Arabic word meaning "to struggle". Muslims use this word to talk about defending the faith and protecting their family and nation, as well as defending innocent people. It can also mean fighting with yourself to become a better person ...

                                               

Jnana Yoga

In Hinduism, Jnana Yoga is the yoga or practice of knowledge. Jyana in Sanskrit means "knowledge". In the Bhagavad Gita Krishna says that jyana consists of properly understanding kshetra the field of activity - that is, the body and kshetra-jna t ...

                                               

Saint Joachim

Saint Joachim was the father of the Virgin Mary and the grandfather of Jesus. Joachim means "Yahweh prepares". According to tradition, Joachim wanted to pray in the temple but was turned away because of his childlessness. He went to a mountaintop ...

                                               

Pope Joan

Pope Joan, Johanna or Joanna, was a legendary female Pope. Said to have ruled for several years during the 1100s, her story first appeared in 13th century chronicles, then spread throughout Europe through the writings of preachers and story telle ...

                                               

Book of Joel

The Book of Joel is part of the Jewish Tanakh, and also the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. Joel describes a plague of locusts in Palestine. It is hard to know when the Book of Joel was written since the events told about could have happene ...

                                               

First Epistle of John

The First Epistle of John is the sixty-second book in the Christian Bible, and the twenty-third in the New Testament. This book is believed to a letter from John. There is some disagreement over whether the John who wrote the letters of John, the ...

                                               

Second Epistle of John

The Second Epistle of John is the sixty-third book in the Christian Bible, and the twenty-fourth in the New Testament. This book is believed to a short letter from John. In number of verses, it is the shortest book in the bible. There is some dis ...

                                               

Third Epistle of John

The Third Epistle of John is the sixty-fourth book in the Christian Bible, and the twenty-fifth in the New Testament. This book is believed to a short letter from John. In number of verses, it is the shortest book in the bible, except for Second ...

                                               

John the Baptist

John the Baptist is viewed as a prophet by at least three religions: Christianity, Islam, and Mandaeanism. According to the New Testament, he was a preacher who baptized people. John called people to turn to God and to prepare for the coming of t ...

                                               

Joseph (Hebrew Bible)

In the Bible, Joseph was a son of Jacob. Josephs brothers hated him, because he was their fathers favorite son, and his father gave him a coat which was said that it was revealed from heaven. One day they decided to kill him but changed their min ...

                                               

Epistle of Jude

The Epistle of Jude is the sixty-fifth book in the Christian Bible, and the twenty-sixth in the New Testament. It is one of the shortest books in the Bible, at only 25 verses long.

                                               

Book of Judges

The Book of Judges is the seventh book in both the Christian Bible, and the Hebrew Tanakh. It was originally written in Hebrew, to the people in Israel. The Hebrew word for the book is Shaptiym, which means, people of judgment.

                                               

Justification (theology)

In Christian theology, justification is Gods act of pardoning someones sins, because of their belief in Christ. The idea of justification is found in several books of both the Old Testament, and New Testament. Protestants believe justification is ...

                                               

Karaite Judaism

Karaite Judaism is a kind of Judaism that accepts only the Hebrew Bible as authoritative, and rejects any religious authority in Mishnah and Talmud, which are explanations of the Bible by rabbis in the first few centuries of the Common Era. Karai ...

                                               

Ketuvim

Ketuvim is the third and final section of the Tanakh, after Torah and Neviim. It includes: Tehillim – Psalms Mishlei – Proverbs Iyyov – Job Shir Hashirim – Song of Songs Rut – Ruth Eikha – Lamentations Kohelet – Ecclesiastes Ester – Esther Daniye ...

                                               

Kobayr monastery

Kobayr is a 12th century Armenian Apostolic Church monastery. It is located in the village Kober within Lori marz, Armenia. Kobayr was built on a shelf of a gorge by the princes of the junior Bagratuni branch, Kyurikids in 1171. The monastery was ...

                                               

Krishna Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami, also known simply as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. It is observed according to the Hindu calendar. It is on the eighth day of the K ...

                                               

Kundalini

In the Hindu religion, there is a strong spirit energy called Kundalini. It lives in all people but nearly always sleeps, curled like a snake near the bottom of their spine, in the first chakra. If it ever wakes up, it climbs the spine and the ot ...

                                               

Book of Lamentations

The Book of Lamentations) is a book of the Bible Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh. It is traditionally read by the Jewish people on Tisha BAv, the fast day that commemorates the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. In Western Christianity, read ...