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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

Edited by E. A. Livingstone

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780198614425
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191727214 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780198614425.001.0001
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à Lasco, John

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Aaron

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In Hebrew tradition Moses's brother. He was assigned to Moses as his assistant (Exod. 4: 14), and later he

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Abailard

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Abba

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The Aramaic word for ‘Father’, used by Christ.

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abbé

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A French term, originally restricted to the abbot of a monastery, but in modern times applied to secular clerics

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abbess

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The head of certain autonomous houses of nuns. The title is used among Benedictines, Cistercians, Trappists, Poor

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Abbo, St (<i>c.</i>945–1004)

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(c.945–1004),

or ‘Abbon’, Abbot of Fleury from 988. He supported the Cluniac reform and was killed

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abbot

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In the W. Church the official title of the head of certain monasteries of monks or monastic Congregations belonging to

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Abbot, Ezra (1819–84)

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(1819–84),

American biblical scholar. A Unitarian by belief, from 1856 he held posts at Harvard University. He

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Abbot, George (1562–1633)

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(1562–1633),

Abp. of Canterbury from 1611. He became Master of University College, Oxford, in 1597. His

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abbreviator

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A former official of the Roman chancery, whose principal duty was the preparation of letters and writs for the collation

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Abel

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According to Gen. 4: 2 the second son of Adam and Eve. He was killed by his brother Cain,

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Abelard, Peter (1079–1142/3)

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(1079–1142/3),

philosopher and theologian. (Abailard, used by some scholars, is probably nearer the original form

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Abercius, Inscription of

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The Greek epitaph of Abercius Marcellus, Bp. of Hieropolis (d. c.200), now in the Vatican Museum.

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Abgar, Legend of (4 <span class="smallCaps">bc</span>–<span class="smallCaps">ad</span> 7)

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According to tradition, Abgar V, King of Edessa (4 bcad 7 and 13–50),

being ill,

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abjuration

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The act of renouncing an idea, person, or thing to which one has previously adhered. In the past, RC canon

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Abjuration, Oath of

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An oath renouncing the Stuart dynasty and the temporal power of the Pope, imposed in 1702 on all who took

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ablutions

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1 The washing of fingers and chalice by the celebrant after Communion in the Eucharist. The ceremony became part of

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abortion

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Abraham

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OT patriarch. His story is told in Gen. 11: 26–25: 18. Having moved from Ur of the Chaldees to

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