Glossary of spiritual and religious terms
Note: Conservative Christian faith groups often define terms very differently than other faith groups and secular movements.
The former are shown in italics in this section.
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Using religious terms:
Other glossaries of religious terms on the Internet:
The Glossarist has a list of hyperlinks to -- at last count -- 76
religious glossaries and dictionaries at:
The Religious Newswriters Association maintains a religion stylebook at:
Specialist glossaries on this website:
The following information sources were used to prepare and update the above
essay. The hyperlinks are not necessarily still active today.
- Jim Lawless, "Total Depravity" at: http://www.bibleclass.com/lib/misc/td.htm
- Karen Armstrong, "The Battle for God," Knopf, (2000).
This book studies Fundamentalism in Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Read
reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store
- David Levinson, "Religion: A cross-cultural dictionary,"
Oxford University Press, (1998). Read
reviews or order this book
- The "World Wide Encyclopedia of Christianity" is available online
Copyright © 2003 to 2016 by Ontario Consultants on Religious
Originally written: 2003-JAN-28
Latest update: 2016-MAR-21
Author: B.A. Robinson