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flour

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

Most commonly refers to ground wheat, although also used for other cereals and applied to powdered dried matter such as fish flour, potato flour, etc. Ground wheat yields wholemeal flour...

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torma

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

(Tib., gtor-ma).

Literally ‘a cast-out thing’, a torma is a sculpted offering made of coloured barley flour and butter used in tantric rituals as an offering or propitiation to...

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torma

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 33 words.

(Tib., gtor-ma).

Literally ‘a cast-out thing’, a torma is a sculpted offering made of coloured barley flour and butter used

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Torma

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 112 words.

(gtor.ma, ‘scattered (oblation)’; Skt., bali, ‘offering’).

Sacrificial cake-offering in Tibetan Buddhism, made of barley flour, brightly decorated

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SHOWBREAD

Edited by Adele Berlin and Maxine Grossman.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 274 words.

(Heb. leḥem ha-panim [bread of the countenance]), twelve loaves of unleavened bread, baked of fine flour and sprinkled with frankincense,

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kaṛāh prashād

Pashaura Singh.

in A Dictionary of Sikh Studies

P ublished online April 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; Sikhism. 177 words.

A sanctified food prepared in a large iron dish (kaṛah). It is prepared with equal parts coarsely refined wheat flour (...

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Eachtra an Amadáin Mhóir

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Irish title translated as ‘The Adventure of the Great Fool’ or ‘The Lay of the Great Fool’; ScG Laoidh an Amadain Mhòir. An Irish and Scottish Gaelic folk-tale usually thought to be part of...

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Carmichael, Amy Beatrice (1867–1951), missionary

Myrtle Hill.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education. 1033 words.

Carmichael, Amy Beatrice (1867–1951), missionary, was born on 16 December 1867 in Millisle, co. Down, Ireland, the daughter of prosperous middle-class Presbyterian parents, David Carmichael...

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Feeding a Thousand Souls

Vijaya Nagarajan.

in Feeding a Thousand Souls

October 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 5499 words.

The Hindu notion of “feeding a thousand souls” each day as a ritual duty is central to the creation of the kōlam. This chapter traces this idea of “feeding a thousand souls” to ancient...

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Millstones

Renate Rosenthal-Heginbottom.

in Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

March 2000; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 690 words.

generally made of basalt quarried in the Golan and Hauran, were used for turning grain into flour. The process involved

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Amigo, Peter Emmanuel (1864–1949), Roman Catholic bishop of Southwark

Michael Clifton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 1110 words.

Amigo, Peter Emmanuel (1864–1949), Roman Catholic bishop of Southwark, was born on 26 May 1864 at Waterport Street, Gibraltar, the ninth of the eleven children of Peter Lawrence Amigo (b....

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Beginnings

Vijaya Nagarajan.

in Feeding a Thousand Souls

October 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 6759 words.

Before dawn each day, millions of Hindu women in Tamil Nadu, India, create a kōlam, a sacred ritual art form, on the thresholds of homes, temples, and businesses. It is usually made of rice...

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Medical Christianity

Peter Gardella.

in Innocent Ecstasy, Updated Edition

November 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 11105 words.

Colonial American Protestant theologians taught little about sex. Jonathan Edwards saw original sin as selfishness, not passion. Doctors changed the discourse when they moved from...

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Longing for the Aromas of Baghdad

Esther Meir-Glitzenstein.

in Jews and Their Foodways

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 12120 words.

This chapter discusses changes in the food and diet of the Jews who emigrated from Iraq following the establishment of the state of Israel. Between May 1950 and August 1951, 125,000 Jews...

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Feeding a Thousand Souls

Vijaya Nagarajan.

October 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 336 pages.

Drawing on extensive fieldwork, this book investigates aesthetic, symbolic, metaphorical, literary, mathematical, and philosophical meanings of the kōlam, the popular Tamil women’s daily...

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Isidore the Farmer

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(c.1080–1130),

patron of Madrid. Few details of his life survive through a biography written 150 years after his death. Born of devout parents, he worked as a farm labourer at...

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Hecker, Isaac Thomas

Patrick W. Carey.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 1053 words.

Hecker, Isaac Thomas (18 December 1819–22 December 1888), Catholic priest and founder of the Society of Missionary Priests of St. Paul the Apostle (the Paulists), Catholic priest and...

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Garvie, Alfred Ernest (1861–1945), Congregational minister and theologian

Giles C. Watson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Theology. 975 words.

Garvie, Alfred Ernest (1861–1945), Congregational minister and theologian, was born on 29 August 1861 at Zyrardow, a Polish town under Russian rule, the son of Peter Garvie and Jane Kedslie...

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Adamski, George

Robert S. Ellwood.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Education. 834 words.

Adamski, George (17 April 1891–23 April 1965), lecturer and writer on occult subjects and on UFOs during the 1950s' flying saucer enthusiasm, lecturer and writer on occult subjects and on...

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Murray, Robert

Samuel Willard Crompton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 980 words.

Murray, Robert (1721–22 July 1786), Quaker merchant, was born in Scotland, the son of John Murray. His mother’s name is unknown. He immigrated with his father to the colony of Pennsylvania...

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Murray, John

Samuel Willard Crompton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 868 words.

Murray, John (1737–11 October 1808), Quaker merchant, was born on Swatara Creek, near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the son of John Murray, who had emigrated from Scotland in 1732. His mother’s...

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