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Atlas of the World's Religions

Frederick Denny.

November 2007; published online November 2007.

Book. Subjects: society and culture; Islam. 20 pages.

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Achor

Overview page. Subjects: biblical studies.

The valley in which Achan was stoned (Josh. 7: 25–6); the name in Hebrew = ‘trouble’. But Hosea (2: 15) prophesies that after deplorable apostasies the Lord will woo Israel back to its...

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Achtan

Overview page. Subjects: religion.

Variant of Étaín (2); mother of Cormac mac Airt.

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acinteyyāni

Overview page. Subjects: religion.

(Pāli). Term denoting matters which are incomprehensible or unfathomable. These are commonly divided into four ‘spheres’ (visaya) concerning matters relating to the nature of (1) the...

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acintya-bhedābheda

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

In Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism the characterization of the relationship between the devotee and the Lord (Kṛṣṇa), reflecting that between Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa, a stance associated with the 18th century...

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Acintya-śaktī

Overview page. Subjects: religion.

(Skt., acintya, ‘unthinkable, incomprehensible, the Absolute’).

The literally incomprehensible force associated with a mantra, which cannot be contained by reason or by bodily...

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Aciravatī

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

(Skt.). A river flowing near ancient Śrāvastī.the present-day Rapti. It is one of the five great rivers flowing from the Himalayas eastwards into the sea, and there are many references to...

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Acislus and Victoria

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

Martyrs and patrons of Cordoba (Spain), early 4th century. Acislus was venerated as a martyr from the 6th century or earlier. In the 8th century a Passion was written of little historical...

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Acit

Overview page. Subjects: religion.

(Skt., opposite of cit,‘consciousness’).

That which is inert, the material universe. In Rāmānuja's system, acit forms the body of God.

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

January 2013; published online January 2014.

Book. Subjects: Christianity. 6460 pages.472702 words.

Over 6,000 entries

Based on the highly acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, this is an indispensable guide for both students and the general reader. It provides...

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