Religious terminology

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  • Holy Land
    The Holy Land (Hebrew: אֶרֶץ הַקוֹדֵשׁ Eretz HaKodesh, Latin: Terra Sancta; Arabic: الأرض المقدسة Al-Arḍ Al-Muqaddasah) is an area roughly located between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea that also includes the Eastern Bank of the Jordan River.
  • Abbot
    Abbot, meaning father, is an ecclesiastical title given to the head of a monastery in various traditions, including Christianity.
  • Clergy
    Clergy are some of the formal leaders within certain religions.
  • Creed
    A creed (also confession, symbol, or statement of faith) is a statement of the shared beliefs of a religious community in the form of a fixed formula summarizing core tenets.
  • Hubris
    Hubris (/ˈhjuːbrɪs/, also hybris, from ancient Greek ὕβρις) describes a personality quality of extreme or foolish pride or dangerous over-confidence.
  • Infidel
    Infidel (literally "unfaithful") is a pejorative term used in certain religions for those who do not believe the central tenets of one's own religion, are members of another religion, or are not religious.
  • Faith healing
    Faith healing is the ritualistic practice of prayer and gestures (such as laying on of hands) that are claimed to elicit divine intervention in spiritual and physical healing, especially the Christian practice.
  • Apophatic theology
    Apophatic theology (from Ancient Greek: ἀπόφασις via ἀπόφημι apophēmi, meaning "to deny"), also known as negative theology, via negativa or via negationis‍ (Latin for "negative way" or "by way of denial"), is a type of theological thinking that attempts to describe God, the Divine Good, by negation, to speak only in terms of what may not be said about the perfect goodness that is God.
  • Fasting
    Fasting is a willing abstinence of food, solid or liquid.
  • Hermeneutics
    Hermeneutics (/hɛrməˈnuːtɪks/ or /hɛrməˈnjuːtɪks/) is the theory and methodology of interpretation, especially the interpretation of biblical texts, wisdom literature, and philosophical texts.
  • Saint
    A saint, also historically known as a hallow, is a person who is recognized as having an exceptional degree of holiness or likeness to God.
  • Samadhi
    Samādhi (Sanskrit: समाधि, Hindi pronunciation: [səˈmaːd̪ʱi]), also called samāpatti, in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and yogic schools refers to a state of meditative consciousness.
  • Tithe
    A tithe (/ˈtaɪð/; from Old English: teogoþa "tenth") is a one-tenth part of something, paid as a contribution to a religious organization or compulsory tax to government.
  • Universalism
    Universalism is a religious, theological, and philosophical concept with universal application or applicability.
  • Demon
    A demon (from Koine Greek δαιμόνιον daimonion) or daemon (British English) is a supernatural, often malevolent being prevalent in religion, occultism, literature, fiction, mythology and folklore.
  • Sin
    In a religious context, sin is the act of violating God's will by transgressing his commandments.
  • Sons of God
    Sons of God (Heb: bənê hāʼĕlōhîm, בני האלהים) is a phrase used in the Hebrew Bible and apocrypha.
  • Sophia (wisdom)
    Sophia (σοφία, Greek for "wisdom") is a central idea in Hellenistic philosophy and religion, Platonism, Gnosticism, orthodox Christianity, Esoteric Christianity, and Christian mysticism.
  • Divine providence
    In theology, divine providence, or just providence, is God's intervention in the world.
  • Antichrist
    In Christianity, the Antichrist (Greek: αντίχριστος, translit. antichristos; Hebrew: אנטיכריסט‎‎) or False Messiah (Greek: ψευδή Μεσσία, translit. psevdí Messía; Hebrew: משיח שקר‎‎) is generally regarded as a figure of evil that will falsely claim to be the Christ (Messiah).
  • Chosen people
    Throughout history, various groups of people have considered themselves to be chosen people by a deity for a purpose, such as to act as the deity's agent on earth.
  • Lord
    Lord is an appellation for a person or deity who has authority, control, or power over others acting like a master, a chief, or a ruler.
  • Propitiation
    ("Expiation" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Expatiation.) Propitiation, also called expiation, is the act of appeasing or making well-disposed a deity, thus incurring divine favor or avoiding divine retribution.
  • Abomination of desolation
    The abomination of desolation (or desolating sacrilege) is a term found in the Book of Daniel.
  • Exegesis
    Exegesis (/ˌɛksəˈdʒiːsɪs/; from the Greek ἐξήγησις from ἐξηγεῖσθαι, "to lead out") is a critical explanation or interpretation of a text, particularly a religious text.
  • Redemption (theology)
    Redemption is an essential concept in many religions, including Judaism and Christianity.
  • Theophany
    Theophany (from Ancient Greek (ἡ) θεοφάνεια theophaneia, meaning "appearance of a god") refers to the appearance of a deity to a human.
  • Righteousness
    Righteousness (also called rectitude) is a theological concept in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.
  • Son of God
    Historically, many rulers have assumed titles such as son of God, son of a god or son of heaven.
  • Priesthood of Melchizedek
    The priesthood of Melchizedek is a role in Abrahamic religions, modelled on Melchizedek, combining the dual position of king and priest.
  • Prayer for the dead
    Wherever there is a belief in the continued existence of human personality through and after death, religion naturally concerns itself with the relations between the living and the dead.
  • Salvation
    Salvation (Latin salvatio; Greek sōtēria; Hebrew yasha) is being saved or protected from harm or being saved or delivered from some dire situation.
  • Lay preacher
    Lay preacher is a preacher or a religious proclaimer who is not a formally ordained cleric.
  • Numinous
    Numinous /ˈnjuːmᵻnəs/ is an English adjective, derived from the Latin numen, meaning "arousing spiritual or religious emotion; mysterious or awe-inspiring".