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anger

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Biblical Studies.

Look back in anger reflect on the past with indignation and resentment; with allusion to John Osborne's play Look Back in Anger (see angry young man).

See also never let the sun go...

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bog myrtle

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Medicine and Health.

A wild plant (Myrica gale) with a strong resinous flavour. The leaves and seeds are used to flavour soups and stews.

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bread, leavened and unleavened

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Christianity.

In the Eucharistic rite most of the E. Churches use leavened bread, whereas Catholics in the W. use unleavened; the divergence became a cause of dissension. In the Anglican Communion the...

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charismatic authority

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Religion.

Authority based on the special personal qualities claimed by and for an individual, which make the individual attractive to and capable of influencing, large numbers of people. Originally...

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cholent

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Medicine and Health.

Traditional Jewish and Middle-European casserole of beans and beef, cooked extremely slowly (traditionally overnight beside the baker's oven). Also known as hamin.

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decapitation

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Religion.

(di-kapi-tay-shŏn)

removal of the head, usually the head of a dead fetus to enable delivery to take place. This procedure is now very rare.

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faith healing

Overview page. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Judaism and Jewish Studies.

A form of alternative or unconventional medicine that functions on the belief that illness can be arrested and even cured by faith alone, such as by prayer or the intercession of a...

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flesh

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies — Medicine and Health.

Part of humanity and not of God. Although the word, sarx in Greek, is used in the literal sense of the physiology of the human body, or indeed of horses (Isa. 31: 3), meaning that they are...

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forehead

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies — Medicine and Health.

A phylactery was to be worn on the forehead of a Hebrew man (Exod. 13: 9, 16; Deut. 6: 8), and in Ezekiel's vision of the future (9: 4) the righteous are to be branded on the forehead with...

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foxglove

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Public Health and Epidemiology.

This herb, Digitalis purpurea, was known to folk healers for many centuries as a useful remedy for disorders of the heart. Its active ingredient, digitalis (from which digoxin is prepared),...

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