Ka'bah: A structure that Muslims belive was originally
constructed by Abraham and his eldest son. Millions of Muslims orient
themselves towards the Ka'bah every day during prayers.
Kabala (also spelledKabalah,
Kaballa, Kaballah, Kabbala, Kabbalah, Kabballa, Kabballah, and varius
spellings starting with the letter C and Q) A Jewish mystical tradition. See Cabbalah.
Kama: From the Sanskrit word for love and desire. Kama is the
Hindu God of love and erotic desire.
Kantheism (a.k.a. Cantheism) refers to religions based, at least in
part, on the use of the cannabis plant from which marijuana is derived. Some
Animist and Shamanist faiths use cannabis, as do some traditions within
Hinduism, Rastafarianism, Satanism, and Zoroastrianism.
Karma: the integrated collection of good and evil that a person accumulates
during their present and former lives. Hindus, Buddhists and some others believe
that the amount and type of karma will determine a person's state when they
are reincarnated in their next life. Similarly, the sum total of one's acts
in previous lives determines one's current life. Although the term normally
applies to individuals, there exists group karma, family karma and even
national karma. Some New Agers and Neopagans also believe in Karma, but
restrict its effect to a person's current lifetime.
Kenosis: A Greek word which means "emptying." Paul used the
term in Philippians 2:7 to describe his belief about the process by which
Yeshua of Nazareth (Jesus Christ) discarded his supernatural powers and
Ketubah: A Jewish marriage contract which specifies the groom's
obligations to the bride.
Khutba: A Muslim term referring to a Friday sermon in a
Kibbutz: Jewish term for a communal settlement.
Kiddushin: Hebrew for "consecration:" A Jewish engagement to be
Kippah: (also spelled kippa): A head covering traditionally
used only by male Jews. "...the Code
of Jewish Law says, 'It is forbidden to walk four cubits without a head
Koine: "The common Greek language as distinct from Classical
Greek." 1 The Septuagint and the Christian
Scriptures (New Testament) were written in Koine Greek.
Koinonia: A Greek word (pronounced Koy-no-NEE-ah). It was used
in the Christian Scriptures (New Testament) to describe the early Pauline
Christian church. It means "communication," "fellowship", or
Koran: The name of the God-inspired text of Islam. Most Muslims
prefer an alternative spelling: Qur'an.
Kosher: A set of Jewish dietary rules specified in the Hebrew
Scriptures and practiced by many Jews.
Krishna: The eighth or ninth incarnation of a Hindu god Vishnu.
Ksana: A Buddhist term for a short interval of time; about 13.3
millisecond. It takes 4,500 ksanas to equal one minute.
Kufr: A Muslim term for disbelief.
Alan Cairns, "Dictionary of Theological Terms," Ambassador-Emerald