of or characteristic of the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes
a rhetorical or literary figure in which words, grammatical constructions, or concepts are repeated in reverse order, in the same or a modified form; e.g. ‘Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.’.
the branch of Christian theology relating to the person, nature, and role of Christ.
relating to the logical discussion of ideas and opinions
concerned with or acting through opposing forces
intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive
modesty or shyness resulting from a lack of self-confidence
a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true
the study of churches, especially church building and decoration.
theology as applied to the nature and structure of the Christian Church.
based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic
the custom of marrying only within the limits of a local community, clan, or tribe.
government of a Church by bishops.
the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope. Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion.
the part of theology concerned with death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind
an urgent need or demand
the beginning or introductory part, especially of a discourse or treatise.
(especially of a document) still in existence; surviving
relating to a funeral or the commemoration of the dead
relating to or denoting a case of nouns and pronouns (and words in grammatical agreement with them) indicating possession or close association.
a word in the genitive case.
belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious (especially Christian) doctrine
not conforming with accepted or orthodox standards or beliefs
tending or aiming to exhort
(in Trinitarian doctrine) each of the three persons of the Trinity, as contrasted with the unity of the Godhead.
the action of attacking or assertively rejecting cherished beliefs and institutions or established values and practices.
the rejection or destruction of religious images as heretical; the doctrine of iconoclasts.
of the nature of or stating an inference.
relating to or denoting a case of nouns in some languages used to express motion into something.
the illative case, or a word in this case.
incapable of making mistakes or being wrong
destructive to both sides in a conflict
(in Christian theology) the renunciation of the divine nature, at least in part, by Christ in the Incarnation.
a commotion or fuss, especially one caused by conflicting views
relating to the words or vocabulary of a language
The rhetorical figure consisting in the metonymical substitution of one word for another which is itself a metonym; (more generally) any metaphorical usage resulting from a series or succession of figurative substitutions.
a person's social environment
the worship of one god without denial of the existence of other gods.
(of a person) at the point of death.
having or susceptible of many applications, interpretations, meanings, or values
establishing, relating to, or deriving from a standard or norm, especially of behavior
relating to the branch of metaphysics dealing with the nature of being
showing the relations between the concepts and categories in a subject area or domain
the branch of metaphysics dealing with the nature of being.
a set of concepts and categories in a subject area or domain that shows their properties and the relations between them
worship that admits or tolerates all gods.
Advisory or hortatory.
a quality that evokes pity or sadness
a teacher, especially a strict or pedantic one.
enduring continuously; imperishable
an extract from a text, especially a passage from the Bible
Existing in many different forms; multiform.
a strong verbal or written attack on someone or something
the belief in or worship of more than one god
a statement which is made on the assumption that it will prove to be true.
practice, as distinguished from theory
a critical or discursive introduction to a book
of or occurring every day; daily
based on or in accordance with reason or logic
strongly reminiscent or suggestive of (something)
fragrant or sweet-smelling
To restore to the original condition or position; to revive; to renew. Compare "pristine".
relating to signs and symbols
the study or use of symbols.
the amalgamation or attempted amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or schools of thought
an assembly of the clergy and sometimes also the laity in a diocese or other division of a particular Church
a Presbyterian ecclesiastical court above the presbyteries and subject to the General Assembly.
the saying of the same thing twice in different words, generally considered to be a fault of style (e.g., they arrived one after the other in succession).
a visible manifestation to humankind of God or a god