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Parables
short stories in which some important truth is taught by comparing one subject to another
Trinity
the 3 persons in god- father, son, holy spirit
Apocrypha
Boooks not considered to be authoratative
Canon
"measure", "rule"; a list of authoratative books or documents
Apostle
One of Jesus' 12 disciples; also any early preacher of Christ
testament
"contract"; the old test, and new test. constitude the christian scriptures
Epistle
letters, such as the 21 epistels of the new test.
creed
concise, authoratative statement of important pts of basic doctrine
catechism
a manuel of instruction often used to prepare one for Baptism or confirmation
pentecostal
emphasizes the gifts of the holy spirit
evangelical
emphasizing the authority of scripture, an adjective used to identify certain protestant groups
sacrament and Ordinance
one of the essential rituals of Christianity such as Baptism
ecumenism
the ecumenical movement unites denominations as fellow believers
gospel
"good news"; an account on the life of Jesus
Incarnation
"In flesh"; a belief that god became visible on Jesus
Mosque, masjid
a muslim place of worship
Jinn
Spirit- can be good or evil- capable of assuming human and animal shape, not an angel
shari'a Law
qur'anic laws- usually refers to a strict legal interpretation
jihad
"struggle"; the ideals both of spreading islamic belief and practice and heroic self sacrifice
caliph
"successor"; a religious and political leader
imam
a religious leader, specifically one of the hereditary successors of Muhammed venerated in Shiite Islam
Muezzin
a chanter who calls people to prayer
surah, sura
a chapter of the qur'an
hajra
"flight"; muhammeds escape frm mecca to yathrib
hajj
pilgrimage to mecca
ramadan
the month of fasting- 9th month of the muslim calendar
Ka'aba, kabah, ka'ba, kaba
"cube" the swuare shrine at the center of the great mosque of mecca
minaret
a tower used by a chanter to calislaml people to pryer
Islam
"submission"the muslim religion and the community of believers who have submitted themselves to allah
hadiths
recollection