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eisegesis

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

A comparatively modern term to describe, disapprovingly, a piece of scholarship which appears to find in a given text a significance alien to its context. This might be to provide biblical...

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Experiential Peacebuilding

Overview page. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

Experiential peacebuilding is an interactive process that harnesses the unique qualities of outdoor activities and combines them with proven experiential learning techniques to foster...

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grace

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

In Christian belief, the free and unmerited favour of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.

Grace in Christian usage also denotes a short...

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guilt

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

The modern senses of this word are either the legal concept which arises from someone's having infringed a law; or the feeling of remorse and culpability which may not have anything to do...

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Holocaust

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

The term denotes a victim who has been burnt completely. It is used to describe the Nazi genocide of the Jewish people in concentration camps such as Auschwitz during World War II.

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Justice and Reconciliation of Healing

Overview page. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

Healing, justice, and reconciliation are interrelated concepts; healing both contributes to and results from reconciliation, and justice is an element of both healing and reconciliation. In...

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justification

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Biblical Studies.

In dogmatic theology, the event or process by which a person is made or declared to be righteous in the sight of God. The Latin justificare, from which the English word derives,...

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Pardon

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

1 Another name for an indulgence (q.v.). The ‘Pardoners’, who hawked the right to share in an indulgence, were widely denounced.

2 In Brittany, the feast...

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Recovery after Mass Crimes

Overview page. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

Massive trauma, be it genocide, crimes against humanity, or war crimes, causes such diverse and complex destruction that only a multidimensional, multidisciplinary integrative framework is...

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repentance

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

The acknowledgement and condemnation of one's sins, coupled with a turning to God. It includes sorrow for the sin committed, confession of guilt, and the purpose of amendment.

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