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Apostle

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

From the Greek apostolos, meaning one who is sent and enjoys the authority of the agent who instructs him. There was already a Jewish functionary, called a shaliach, who was trusted with...

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Basilikon Doron

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — British History.

(1598),

a manual on the practice of kingship, was written by James I and VI for his eldest son, Prince Henry. Though less polemical in tone than The Trew Law of Free Monarchies,...

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Book of James

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

An apocryphal Infancy Gospel, consisting mainly of an embellished account of the events connected with Christ's birth as related in Lk. 1 f. Professing to be by James, the Lord's brother,...

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brethren of the Lord

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

The ‘Lord's brethren’ referred to in the NT may have been: (1) sons of the BVM and Joseph, born after Christ; (2) according to St Jerome, sons of Mary, ‘the mother of James and Joses’ (Mk....

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church

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

The word denotes both a church building and the Christian community, local or universal. The origins of the Church as a sect within 1st-cent. Judaism lie in the Lord's choice of twelve...

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Clementine Literature

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

A number of apocryphal works circulated in the early Church under the name of St Clement of Rome, but by convention the term ‘Clementines’ is restricted to three of them.(1) The Clementine...

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Compostela

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, which has been from the medieval period a pilgrimage centre for its shrine of St James the Great.

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George Bull

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(1634–1710),

Bp. of St Davids and theologian. He was educated at Exeter College, Oxford, and was ordained deacon and priest on the same day in 1655. In 1659 he became ...

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Gospel according to the Hebrews

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An apocryphal Gospel used by Jewish Christians. It has been variously identified with the ‘Gospel according to the Ebionites’ or an Aramaic Gospel used by the Nazarenes, but the...

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James, Liturgy of St

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

This liturgy, extant in a Greek and a Syriac form, is traditionally ascribed to St James, the Lord's brother. Its use by the Syrian Orthodox Church (which became a separate body after the...

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