HyperDic: religious_belief

English > 1 sense of the expression religious belief:
NOUNcognitionreligious belief, religion, faitha strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
English > religious belief: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny.
Synonymsreligion, faith
Category ofAnglicanOf or pertaining to or characteristic of the Anglican church
Calvinist, Calvinistic, CalvinisticalOf or relating to or characteristic of Calvinism or its adherents
Christianrelating to or characteristic of Christianity
Congregational, CongregationalistOf or pertaining to or characteristic of a Congregational church
Episcopal, EpiscopalianOf or pertaining to or characteristic of the Episcopal church
Hell, Hades, infernal region, netherworld, Scheol, underworld(religion) the world of the dead
LutheranOf or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of the Protestant Church adhering to the views of Luther
Methodist, WesleyanOf or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of Protestantism adhering to the views of Wesley
MormonOf or pertaining to or characteristic of the Mormon Church
Orthodox, Jewish-OrthodoxOf or pertaining to or characteristic of Judaism
Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Greek OrthodoxOf or relating to or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox Church
ProtestantOf or relating to Protestants or Protestantism
Satan, Old Nick, Devil, Lucifer, Beelzebub, the Tempter, Prince of Darkness(Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God
UnitarianOf or relating to or characterizing Unitarianism
affirmation(religion) a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds)
believeFollow a credo
brotherA male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group)
catechismalOf or relating to a catechism summarizing the principles of Christianity
censer, thuribleA container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual)
chastity, celibacy, sexual abstentionabstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)
cleanritually clean or pure
cloisterA courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)
conforming, conformistadhering to established customs or doctrines (especially in religion)
conformistsomeone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)
consecration(religion) sanctification of something by setting it apart (usually with religious rites) as dedicated to God
demythologization, demythologisationThe restatement of a message (as a religious one) in rational terms
dieSuffer spiritual death
discalced, discalceate, unshod(used of certain religious orders) barefoot or wearing only sandals
formalistic, formalized, formalisedconcerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized / recognized forms (especially in religion or art)
free-thinking, latitudinarian, undogmatic, undogmaticalUnwilling to accept authority or dogma (especially in religion)
habitA distinctive attire worn by a member of a religious order
latitudinarianA person who is broad-minded and tolerant (especially in standards of religious belief and conduct)
meditation(religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)
misbelievehold a false or unorthodox belief
novitiate, noviciateThe period during which you are a novice (especially in a religious order)
numenA spirit believed to inhabit an object or preside over a place (especially in ancient Roman religion)
orthodoxyThe quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)
persecutionThe act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)
reincarnate, transmigratebe born anew in another body after death
revivalisticOf or relating to or characterizing revivalism
tolerationofficial recognition of the right of individuals to hold dissenting opinions (especially in religion)
traditionalismadherence to tradition (especially in cultural / cultural or religious matters)
unclean, impureHaving a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ceremonial laws
vigil, watchThe rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)
worshipshow devotion to (a deity)
NarrowerBahaismA religion founded in Iran in 1863
Brahmanism, BrahminismThe religious beliefs of ancient India as prescribed in the sacred Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads
BuddhismThe teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation / meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
Christianity, Christian religionA monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
Hinduism, HindooismA body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system
JainismReligion founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism
Manichaeism, ManichaeanismA religion founded by Manes in the third century
Mithraism, Mithraicismancient Persian religion
Shinto, ShintoismThe ancient indigenous religion of Japan lacking formal dogma
SikhismThe doctrines of a monotheistic religion founded in northern India in the 16th century by Guru Nanak and combining elements of Hinduism and Islam
Taoism, Hsuan ChiaoPopular Chinese philosophical system based in teachings of Lao-tzu but characterized by a pantheism of many gods and the practices of alchemy and divination and magic
UnitarianismChristian doctrine that stresses individual freedom of belief and rejects the Trinity
WiccaThe polytheistic nature religion of modern witchcraft whose central deity is a mother goddess
Zoroastrianism, MazdaismSystem of religion founded in Persia in the 6th century BC by Zoroaster
apophatismThe religious belief that God cannot be known but is completely 'other' and must be described in negative terms (in terms of what God is not)
cataphatismThe religious belief that God has given enough clues to be known to humans positively and affirmatively (e.g., God created Adam 'in his own image')
cult, cultus, religious cultA system of religious ... / religious beliefs and rituals
cultA religion or sect that is generally considered to be unorthodox, extremist, or false
doctrine of analogy, analogyThe religious belief that between creature / creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater
ecclesiasticismReligion appropriate to a church and to ecclesiastical principles and practices
mysticism, religious mysticismA religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality
nature worshipA system of religion that deifies and worships natural forces and phenomena
paganism, pagan religion, heathenismAny of various religions other than Christianity or Judaism or Islamism
revealed religionA religion founded primarily on the revelations of God to humankind
shamanism, Asian shamanismAn animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans
shamanismAny animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practiced by certain Native American tribes)
theismThe doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods
BroaderbeliefAny cognitive content held as true
theological virtue, supernatural virtueAccording to Christian ethics
Spanishcredo, creencia, fe, , religion, religión
Catalancredo, fe, religió

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