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passover
spring holiday in Jewish tradition celebrating the exodus
seder
ritual meal during passover
rites of passage
bath ritual, initiation, mourning and death
civil religion
religion not separated from the state
blasphemy or desecration
when ritual is challenged by someone
sect
religious group that demands conformity in members
cult
religious group founded by a charismatic leader, newer, viewed with suspicion by older, more established religions
orthodoxy
correct worship
ortopraxis
correct practice
heresy
illigitimate idea or movement against a religion
han
depth of human suffering
theodicy
discussion about the divine justice
karma
law of cuase and effect (hinduism, buddhism)
messiah
annointed one
mahdi
rightly guided one
dualism
constant struggle between good and evil
deontological approach
approach to ethics based on duty
telelogical approach
approach to ethics based on consequences on human actions
moksha
release or liberation from the world
hijira
emmigration to Medina
Salvation
to be rescued/saved
sheol
hell-burial site for certain clans or tribes (cave tomb)
Jnana yoga
knowledge discipline to know true self (Buddhism)
Karma yoga
duty discipline (Hinduism)
Insha'allah
if God wills (Islam)
Doctrine of Election
predestination
Reincarnation
spirits are reborn anew
Transmigration
reborn in human or non human form
Jihad
effort to expand Islam (heart,tongue, sword)
Manichaeism
dualistic philosophy dividing the world between good and evil
Domatist
member of a Christian sect developed in North Africa, opposed by St. Augustine
Original sin
Adam and Eve; tendency to be evil
Pelagius
monk who denied original sin and predestination--for human goodness and free will
trinity
father, son, holy ghost