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  • 161virgin — /verr jin/, n. 1. a person who has never had sexual intercourse. 2. an unmarried girl or woman. 3. Eccles. an unmarried, religious woman, esp. a saint. 4. the Virgin, Mary, the mother of Christ. 5. Informal. any person who is uninitiated,… …

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  • 162āsrāva — ▪ Buddhism Sanskrit“what leaks out”Pāli  āsava , also called  kleśa (Sanskrit: “affliction”) , Pāli  kilesa        in Buddhist philosophy, the illusion that ceaselessly flows out from internal organs (i.e., five sense organs and the mind). To the …

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  • 163Church of Satan — ▪ religion       counterculture group founded in the United States in the 1960s by Anton Szandor LaVey (1930–1997), born Howard Levy. Contrary to its name, the church does not promote evil but rather humanistic values.       LaVey, a former lion… …

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  • 164purification rite — ▪ anthropology Introduction       any of the ceremonial acts or customs employed in an attempt to reestablish lost purity or to create a higher degree of purity in relation to the sacred (the transcendental realm) or the social and cultural realm …

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  • 165Antiochene Liturgy — • The family of liturgies originally used in the Patriarchate of Antioch begins with that of the Apostolic Constitutions; then follow that of St. James in Greek, the Syrian Liturgy of St. James, and the other Syrian Anaphorus Catholic… …

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  • 166Birds (in Symbolism) — • The dove, eagle, pelican, phoenix, and peacock are included Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Birds (in Symbolism)     Birds (in Symbolism) …

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  • 167Charity and Charities — • In its widest and highest sense, charity includes love of God as well as love of man Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Charity and Charities     Charity and Charities …

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  • 168Creation — • Like other words of the same ending, the term creation signifies both an action and the object or effect thereof. Thus, in the latter sense, we speak of the kingdoms of creation , the whole creation , and so on Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin… …

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  • 169Dogmatic Theology — • That part of theology which treats of the theoretical truths of faith concerning God and His works Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Dogmatic Theology     Dogmatic Theology …

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  • 170Immaculate Conception — • In the Constitution Ineffabilis Deus of 8 December, 1854, Pius IX pronounced and defined that the Blessed Virgin Mary in the first instance of her conception, by a singular privilege and grace granted by God, in view of the merits of Jesus… …

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  • 171Inquisition — • By this term is usually meant a special ecclesiastical institutional for combating or suppressing heresy Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Inquisition     Inquisition      …

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  • 172Litany of the Saints — • The model of all other litanies, of great antiquity Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Litany of the Saints     Litany of the Saints      …

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  • 173Luther, Martin — • Leader of the great religious revolt of the sixteenth century in Germany; born at Eisleben, 10 November, 1483; died at Eisleben, 18 February, 1546 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Luther, Martin      …

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  • 174Manharter — • A politico religious sect which arose in Tyrol in the first half of the nineteenth century Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Manharter     Manharter      …

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  • 175Marcionites — • Said that the creator god of the Old Testament was not the good God and Father of Jesus Christ of the New Testament. Had their own shadow hierarchy and their own Bible, which consisted of parts of Luke and Paul, edited so as to disparage the… …

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  • 176Orthodoxy — • Right belief or purity of faith. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Orthodoxy     Orthodoxy     † …

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  • 177Sacrifice — • This term is identical with the English offering (Latin offerre) and the German Opfer Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sacrifice     Sacrifice      …

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  • 178Tradition and Living Magisterium — • The word tradition refers sometimes to the thing (doctrine, account, or custom) transmitted from one generation to another sometimes to the organ or mode of the transmission Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Tradition and Living… …

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  • 179Agnus Dei (in Liturgy) —     Agnus Dei (in Liturgy)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Agnus Dei (in Liturgy)     A name given to the formula recited thrice by the priest at Mass (except on Good Friday and Holy Saturday) in the Roman rite. It occurs towards the end of the… …

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  • 180Devotion to the Blessed Virgin —     Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary     Down to the Council of Nicaea     Devotion to Our Blessed Lady in its ultimate analysis must be regarded as a practical application of… …

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