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  • 1 idolater — /aɪˈdɒlətə/ (say uy doluhtuh) noun 1. a worshipper of idols. 2. an adorer or devotee. Also, idolist /ˈaɪdələst/ (say uyduhluhst). {Middle English idolatrer, from Old French idolatre, from Late Latin īdōlolatrēs, from Greek eidōlolatrēs idol… …

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  • 2 IDOLATRY —    worship paid to a mere symbol of the divine while the heart is dead to all sense of that which it symbolises; a species of offence against the Most High, of which many are flagrantly guilty who affect to regard with pity the worshipper of… …

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  • 3 idolater — n. 1. Worshipper of idols. 2. Adorer, great admirer …

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  • 4 idolater — n. (fem. idolatress) 1 a worshipper of idols. 2 (often foll. by of) a devoted admirer. Derivatives: idolatrous adj. Etymology: ME idolatrer f. OF or f. idolatry or f. OF idolacirctre, ult. f. Gk eidololatres (as IDOL, LATER) …

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  • 5 biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …

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  • 6 Idolatry — The Adoration of the Golden Calf by Nicolas Poussin. Idolatry is a pejorative term for the worship of an idol, a physical object such as a cult image, as a god,[1] or practices believed to verge on worship, such as giving undue honour and regard… …

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  • 7 Iconoclasm — • The name of the heresy that in the eighth and ninth centuries disturbed the peace of the Eastern Church, caused the last of the many breaches with Rome that prepared the way for the schism of Photius, and was echoed on a smaller scale in the… …

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  • 8 religious symbolism and iconography — Introduction       respectively, the basic and often complex artistic forms and gestures used as a kind of key to convey religious concepts and the visual, auditory, and kinetic representations of religious ideas and events. Symbolism and… …

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  • 9 PURITY AND IMPURITY, RITUAL — (Heb. וְטָהֳרָה טֻמְאָה, tumah ve toharah), a symbolic system according to which a pure person or object is qualified for contact with the Temple and related sancta (holy objects and spaces) while an impure person or object is disqualified from… …

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  • 10 Veneration of Images —     Veneration of Images     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Veneration of Images     I. IMAGES IN THE OLD TESTAMENT     The First Commandment would seem absolutely to forbid the making of any kind of representation of men, animals, or even plants:… …

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  • 11 Aleinu — (Hebrew: עָלֵינוּ, it is our duty ) or Aleinu leshabei ach ( [it is] our duty to praise [ God ] ), meaning it is upon us or it is our obligation or duty to praise God, is a Jewish prayer found in the siddur, the classical Jewish prayerbook. It is …

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  • 12 Superstition — • From supersisto, to stand in terror of the deity Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Superstition     Superstition     † …

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  • 13 Daivadnya Brahmin — Daivajña Brahmins Philanthropist Jagannath Shankarshet of Mumbai Total population 800,000 (estimated) …

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  • 14 Jain rituals and festivals — play a prominent part in Jainism. Rituals can take place daily or more often, while festivals occur on designated days of the year.Everyday ritualsPious Jains incorporate a number of rituals into their daily life. Spreading the grain for the… …

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  • 15 Commodity fetishism — Part of a series on Marxism …

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  • 16 Fetishism — • The word fetish is derived through the Portuguese feitiço from the Latin factitius (facere, to do, or to make), signifying made by art, artificial (cf. Old English fetys in Chaucer) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Fetishism      …

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  • 17 Ali — See also: Nahj al Balagha For other persons named Ali, see Ali (name). For other uses, see Ali (disambiguation). Ali ibn Abu Talib …

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  • 18 Catholic Corps — The Catholic Corps is a fictional military order in the Warrior Nun Areala universe and appears in several comic books published by Antarctic Press. It was created by Ben Dunn and its first appearance was Warrior Nun Areala Vol. 1 #1 in December… …

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  • 19 Baal — Ba al (pronounced: IPA| [baʕal] ; Hebrew: בעל) (ordinarily spelled Baal in English) is a Northwest Semitic title and honorific meaning master or lord that is used for various gods who were patrons of cities in the Levant, cognate to Assyrian Bēlu …

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  • 20 idolatry — The cult surrounding a statue of a god or goddess. Such idols were common in Near Eastern religions, but it is not certain whether the worshippers held the statue itself to be a deity or whether the deity was somehow embodied by the image in such …

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