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  • 1 Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… …

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  • 2 Islam — Islamic /is lam ik, lah mik, iz /, Islamitic /is leuh mit ik, iz /, adj. /is lahm , iz , is leuhm, iz /, n. 1. the religious faith of Muslims, based on the words and religious system founded by the prophet Muhammad and taught by the Koran, the… …

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  • 3 English literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced in the English language by inhabitants of the British Isles (including Ireland) from the 7th century to the present day. The major literatures written in English outside the British Isles are… …

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  • 4 Lutheranism — See Lutheran. * * * Protestant movement founded on the principles of Martin Luther. Lutheranism arose at the start of the Reformation, after Luther posted his Ninety five Theses in Wittenberg. It spread through much of Germany and into… …

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  • 5 John Brown (theologian) — John Brown of Haddington (1722 ndash; 19 June1787), was a Scottish divine and author. His works include “The Self Interpreting Bible”, “The Dictionary of the Bible”, and “A General History of the Christian Church”.CareerJohn Brown was born at… …

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  • 6 religion — n. 1. Science of duty (to God and our fellows), science of obligation (as creatures of God), that which binds us to the practice of righteousness. 2. Sentiment of faith, reverence, and love towards God; godliness, devoutness, devotion, holiness,… …

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  • 7 Hannah More — (February 2, 1745 – September 7, 1833) was an English religious writer and philanthropist. She can be said to have made three reputations in the course of her long life: as a clever verse writer and witty talker in the circle of Johnson, Reynolds …

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  • 8 Trinity Season, The —    The long period between Trinity Sunday and the First Sunday in Advent is so called. Its length is dependent on the time Easter is kept and may include as many as twenty seven Sundays. The devotions and the Scriptural Lessons are intended to… …

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  • 9 Christopher Codrington — For Sir Christopher Codrington, 2nd and 4th of the Codrington Baronets, see Codrington Baronets. Christopher Codrington (1668 – 7 April 1710), British soldier, bibliophile and colonial governor, was born on the island of Barbados, West Indies, in …

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  • 10 Bessarabia Germans — The Bessarabia Germans are an ethnic group and part of the Black Sea Germans, who lived in Bessarabia (today part of Moldova and Ukraine) between 1814 and 1940. Between 1814 and 1842, they immigrated from the German areas Württemberg and Prussia… …

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  • 11 Christoph von Schmid — Christoph von Schmid. Rosa von Tannenburg by Christoph von Schmid Christoph von S …

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  • 12 James Foster (Baptist minister) — James Foster (6 September 1697, Exeter – 5 November 1753, Pinners Hall, Middlesex) was an English Baptist minister.Foster was born and baptized at Exeter, 6 September 1697. Most of our biographical knowledge of him comes from memoirs attached to… …

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  • 13 Hannah More — Grabado de Hannah More por H.W. Pickersgill en la National Portrait Gallery of Illustrious and Eminent Personages of the Nineteenth Century. Hannah More (2 de febrero de 1745 – 7 de septiembre de 1833) fue una escritora y filántropa inglesa… …

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  • 14 Mahendra — /mah hen drah /, n. (Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva) 1920 72, king of Nepal 1955 72. * * * ▪ Buddhist missionary Pāli  Mahinda   born c. 270 BC, , Pāṭaliputra, India died c. 204 BC, , Anurādhapura, Ceylon [now Sri Lanka]       propagator of… …

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  • 15 Armella Nicolas —     Armella Nicolas     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Armella Nicolas     Popularly known as La bonne Armelle , a saintly French serving maid held in high veneration among the people, though never canonized by the Church, b. at Campeneac in Brittanny …

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  • 16 Guilio Carlo De' Toschi Di —     Giulio Carlo de Toschi di Fagnano     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Giulio Carlo de Toschi di Fagnano     Mathematician, born at Sinigaglia, Italy, 26 September, 1682; died there 18 May, 1766. He made his higher studies at the Collegio Clementino …

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  • 17 Louis Jouin —     Louis Jouin     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Louis Jouin     Linguist, philosopher, author, b. at Berlin, 14 June, 1818, d. at New York, 10 June, 1899. He was descended from a French Huguenot family, which had been forced by the Edict of Nantes… …

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  • 18 Godliness —    The whole of practical piety (1 Tim. 4:8; 2 Pet. 1:6). It supposes knowledge, veneration, affection, dependence, submission, gratitude, and obedience. In 1 Tim. 3:16 it denotes the substance of revealed religion …

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  • 19 TAULER, JOHANN —    a German mystic, born in Strasburg, bred a monk of the Dominican order, had, along with the rest of his order, to flee the city, and settled in Basel, became a centre of religious life there, and acquired repute as one of the most eloquent… …

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  • 20 Christianity — /kris chee an i tee/, n., pl. Christianities. 1. the Christian religion, including the Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox churches. 2. Christian beliefs or practices; Christian quality or character: Christianity mixed with pagan elements; …

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