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First Epistle to the Thessalonians

The First Epistle to the Thessalonians is the fifty-second book in the Christian Bible, and the thirteenth in the New Testament. This book is believed to a letter from the Apostle Paul to a church in Thessalonica in modern-day Greece. It is likel ...

                                               

Second Epistle to the Thessalonians

This book is believed to a letter from the Apostle Paul to a church in Thessalonica a part of ancient Greece. Thessalonica was the second city in Europe where Paul taught and left a Christian church. After the first letter was sent, probably soon ...

                                               

Thomas the Apostle

Thomas is most famous for not being present when the other apostles Jesuss followers and friends first saw Jesus after he has been risen from the dead. Thomas was not there and when he heard about it, he did not believe his friends, and he said h ...

                                               

Tibetan Muslims

The Tibetan Muslims, also known as the Kachee, are a small minority in Tibet. Despite being Muslim, they are classified as Tibetans. The Tibetan word Kachee literally means Kashmiri and Kashmir was known as Kachee Yul. The small number of Tibetan ...

                                               

First Epistle to Timothy

The First Epistle to the Timothy is the fifty-fourth book in the Christian Bible, and the fifteenth in the New Testament. This book is believed to a letter from the Apostle Paul to Timothy. It is one of three letters in the New Testament of the B ...

                                               

Second Epistle to Timothy

The Second Epistle to the Timothy is the fifty-fifth book in the Christian Bible, and the sixteenth in the New Testament. This book is believed to a letter from the Apostle Paul to Timothy. It is thought to be the last letter Paul wrote before hi ...

                                               

Titan (mythology)

The Titans were members of the second generation of immortal beings in Greek mythology. Though many beings were referred to as Titans in the myths, the term is usually used in reference to the twelve children of Gaia and Ouranos. They ruled the c ...

                                               

Epistle to Titus

The Epistle to Titus is the fifty-sixth book in the Christian Bible, and the seventeenth in the New Testament. This book is believed to a letter from the Apostle Paul to Titus. Titus was a pastor and church leader. The letter tells what church le ...

                                               

Book of Tobit

The Book of Tobit is a book of biblical scripture that is part of the Catholic and Orthodox biblical canon, put forward by the Council of Carthage of 397 and confirmed for Roman Catholics by the Council of Trent. Its listed in Article VI of the T ...

                                               

Tomb of Nicanor

Tomb of Nicanor is a famous ancient cave. According to the Jewish tradition, this is the grave of Nicanor, who built the doors on the First Temple in Jerusalem. Two famous Zionist activists were buried there: Leon Pinsker and Menachem Ussishkin.

                                               

Torah

Torah is a Hebrew word that means "instructions". When most people say the word Torah they either mean the whole Jewish Bible, the Tanakh, the first five books of the Bible, or all of the Jewish teaching in general. These five books are the begin ...

                                               

Transubstantiation

Transubstantiation is a teaching, and also a Catholic doctrine, which says that, after a priest consecrates them, the bread and wine at the Mass become the body and blood of Jesus, whom Christians believe is the son of God. According to the teach ...

                                               

Tridentine Mass

Tridentine Mass is the formula of the Latin Rite Catholic Mass that was commonly used before 1969. The Roman Missal contained the Churchs guidelines on the Tridentine Mass for the first time in 1570. The missal was changed several times, and the ...

                                               

Tulku

A tulku is a Tibetan Buddhist lama who has achieved the ability to consciously determine to be reborn, often many times, in order to continue their Bodhisattva vow. The most famous example is the lineage of Dalai Lamas, who are said to be reincar ...

                                               

Twelvers

Twelvers, or Twelver Shias are Shia Muslims that believe that God appointed twelve guides after Prophet Muhammad. These are: Muhammad al-Mahdi Hasan ibn Ali al-Mujtabaa Ali al-Haadi, an-Naqi Jafar as-Sadiq Ali ar-Ridha Musa al-Kadhim Ali ibn Husa ...

                                               

Two-source hypothesis

The Two-source hypothesis is a hypothesis that was made in the 19th century. It tries to explain what is called the synoptic problem in Christian theology. This problem is that certain parts of the gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke have texts tha ...

                                               

United Church of Canada

The United Church of Canada is the largest Protestant Christian denomination in Canada, and the second largest Canadian Christian denomination after the Roman Catholic Church. It was started in 1925 when four Canadian churches decided to merge: t ...

                                               

United Methodist church

The United Methodist Church is a Methodist–Christian denomination that is one of the largest Protestant churches in the United States. It was founded in 1968 by the union of the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church. The UMC ...

                                               

United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America

The United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America was the largest branch of Presbyterianism in the United States from May 28, 1958, to 1983. It was formed by the union of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America PCUSA ...

                                               

Uppsala Cathedral

The Cathedral of Uppsala, found in the city of Uppsala, Sweden, was built in the late 13th century. It is at a height and length of 118.7 m is the largest church building in Scandinavia.

                                               

Urbi et Orbi

Urbi et Orbi was a standard opening of proclamations in Imperial Rome. Now Urbi et Orbi refers to a papal address and Apostolic Blessing that is addressed to the City of Rome and to the entire world from the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. Usual ...

                                               

Vaishnavism

Vaishnavism is a tradition of Hinduism. Its followers worship Vishnu or its avatars, mainly Rama and Krishna as the highest, or original God. This worship in different perspectives or historical traditions addresses God under the names of Narayan ...

                                               

Vetus Latina

Vetus Latina is the name given to a collection of Biblical texts that were translated into Latin before the Vulgate became the standard version used in the Latin-speaking world. The texts themselves are written in Late Latin, not in Old Latin. Th ...

                                               

Virtue

Virtue is a kind of behaviour which is thought to be good. The adjective is "virtuous". Someone who lives a virtuous life is someone who leads a good moral life, doing things that society thinks are good. The opposite of virtue is vice. Philosoph ...

                                               

Vulgate

The Vulgate is a translation of the Christian Bible. St. Jerome did most of the work. The Vulgate was written in Latin in the 5th century. Versio vulgata is Latin for the "version commonly used".

                                               

Wahhabi

Wahhabi or Wahhabism is the conservative form of Sunni Islam practised in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. People think Muhammad ibn Abd-al-Wahhab, an 18th century scholar, started this belief. He wanted to see a return to the practices of the first three ...

                                               

Wat Pho

Wat Pho is the "Temple of the Reclining Buddha". It is the one of the most important Buddhist temples in Thailand. With 99 pagodas, this temple has the most pagodas in Thailand. It is the largest and oldest Buddhist temple in Bangkok, and home of ...

                                               

Wat Phra-sri Rattana Mahathat

Wat Phra-sri Rattana Mahathat or Wat Yai is the most important monastery of Phitsanulok. It was built in the reign of Phra Maha Thamma Racha I in 1357 BCE. In the temple, there is a Buddha image called Phra Buddha Chinnaraj. The pearl inlaid wood ...

                                               

Way of St. James

The Way of St. James or St. James Way is the pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain. Tradition says that the remains of the apostle Saint James are buried there.

                                               

The Way of the Master

The Way of the Master is a Christianity based evangelism ministry that is against LGBTQ+ rights and womens rights. It was started in 2002. The show is hosted by American actor Kirk Cameron, and New Zealand-born evangelist Ray Comfort. The organiz ...

                                               

West African Vodun

Vodun is practiced by the Ewe people of eastern and southern Ghana, and southern and central Togo; and the Kabye people, Mina people, and Fon people of southern and central Togo, southern and central Benin. It is also practiced by some Gun people ...

                                               

Western Christianity

Western Christianity is a part of the Christian religion. Western Christianity talks about the religious traditions of Christians whose ancestors were from Western Europe. Western Christianity includes people who are members of the Catholic Churc ...

                                               

Wisdom literature

Wisdom literature is a genre of literature that was common in the ancient Near East. Wisdom literature is about sayings of wisdom that teach about divinity and wisdom. The story-telling used is the same than in other forms of literature. Wisdom l ...

                                               

Wisdom of Solomon

The Book of Wisdom is a book of the Bible that is part of the Catholic and Orthodox Biblical canon, put forward by the Council of Carthage in 397 and confirmed by Catholic leaders at the Council of Trent in 1546. It was written by a Jew in Ancien ...

                                               

Women and Islam

The complex relationship between women and Islam is shown by both Islamic texts and the history and culture of the Muslim world. Islamic scholars maintain that the Quran, the holy book of Islam, affirms womens religious and moral equality. Howeve ...

                                               

Yahrzeit

Yahrzeit in Judaism is the yearly observance def. 5 of the death of a close family member. There are a number of common customs for Jews observing a yahrzeit. These include remembering the relative, lighting memorial candles, saying special praye ...

                                               

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is a Jewish festival. It is also known as the Day of Atonement. It lasts 25 hours. During this period, Jews ask God to forgive them for all their sins. People fast on this day, and they go to synagogue. Other things people are not allo ...

                                               

Yoruba religion

Yoruba religion is a traditional West African religion, mainly from Nigeria. It is the religion of the Yoruba people. It has influenced some off-shoot religious groups. It is nowadays a minority religion. A central idea behind the Yoruba religion ...

                                               

Yule

Yuletide is a pagan holiday also known as the Winter solstice. Generally celebrated by Wiccans and Northern European Christians. "Yuletide" celebrates the birth of the Sun and also celebrates the "Mother" at the height of her "Greatness". Pagans ...

                                               

Book of Zechariah

The Book of Zechariah is a book of the Bible found in the Old Testament and the Jewish Tanakh thought to be written by the prophet Zechariah. The name "Zechariah" means "God remembered." We dont know much about Zechariah. The book itself tells us ...

                                               

Zen

Zen is a Chinese school of Mahayana Buddhism. Buddhism was first brought to China from India, by Bodhidharma. It developed in China, into Zen, in the 6th century. From China it spread to Vietnam, Korea and Japan. Zen is a Japanese word translated ...

                                               

Book of Zephaniah

The Book of Zephaniah is a book of the Bible and is thought to be written by" Zephaniah son of Cushi son of Gedaliah son of Amariah son of Hezekiah, in the days of King Josiah son of Amon of Judah”. The book begins by telling of Gods judgement on ...

                                               

Zionism

Zionism is the nationalist movement to create a sovereign homeland for the Jewish people in the Land of Israel. This movement resulted in the creation of the State of Israel in 1948.

                                               

Zoroaster

Zoroaster, or Zarathushtra, was an ancient prophet who lived in Persia. He founded a religion named Zoroastrianism. This religion has a long history. It was the national religion of Sassanid Empire of ancient Iran. In Persian language, the name t ...

                                               

Anti-fan

Anti-fan s are the group of people who are opposed to particular person, system, or idea. This word is from a prefix anti-, which means opposed. Anti-fans gather and criticize particular thing which they hate. Anti-fans activities are very divers ...

                                               

Fan fiction

Fan fiction or fanfiction is a name for fiction created by fans instead of the original author. Fanfiction writers take fictional characters and settings from fictional or sometimes historical stories that were created by other people, and write ...

                                               

Juggalo

A Juggalo is someone who listens to Psychopathic Records and or likes Insane Clown Posse. They usually drink a drink called Faygo. The name started at a 1994 concert by Insane Clown Posse. In the song "The Juggla", Violent J called the audience " ...

                                               

Coffin

A coffin is a box used to keep dead bodies, either for burial or after cremation. The word comes ultimately from Greek kophinos, a basket. In English, the word was not used in a funeral sense until the 1500s. Any box used to bury the dead in is a ...

                                               

Cremation

Cremation is the act of burning a body after it has died. Cremation is a popular option to dispose of a body instead of burying it. The place where cremations take place is called a crematorium or crematory. Religions which approve cremation incl ...

                                               

Death mask

In some cultures a little different than one tree death masks and have been at a long period of time for a year now due in the late period may be a clay or other item placed on the face of the dead person before burial rites. The best known of th ...