Professor Mazar presents a gift to Herbert W. Armstrong at an honorary dinner hosted by the Japanese Ambassador to Israel in 1974.

Armstrongism

Armstrongism Armstrongism is the teachings and doctrines of Herbert W. Armstrong while leader of the Worldwide Church of God (WCG). His teachings are professed by him and his followers to be the restored true Gospel of the Bible. Armstrong said they were revealed to him by God during his study...

Swedenborgianism

The New Church (Swedenborgianism) The New Church (or Swedenborgianism) is any of several historically related Christian deno minations that developed as a new religious group, influenced by the writings of scientist and Swedish Lutheran theologian Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772). According to Swedenborg, he received a new revelation from Christ in visions...

Holiness Movement

Holiness Movement The Holiness movement involves a set of Christian beliefs and practices that emerged chiefly within 19th-century Methodism, and to a lesser extent other traditions such as Quakerism and Anabaptism. The movement is Wesleyan-Arminian in theology, and is defined by its emphasis on the doctrine of a second work of grace leading to Christian perfection. A number of evangelical Christian denominations, parachurch...

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Hutterites

Hutterites Hutterites (Hutterer), also called Hutterian Brethren (Hutterische Brüder), are a communal ethnoreligious branch of Anabaptists, who, like the Amish and Mennonites, trace their roots to the Radical Reformation of the early 16th century. The founder of the Hutterites, Jacob Hutter, “established the Hutterite colonies on the basis of the...

Fresco from the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary in Kučevište near Skopje

Presentation of Mary

Presentation of Mary The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, known in the East as The Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple, is a liturgical feast celebrated on November 21 by the Catholic, Orthodox Churches, and some Anglo-Catholic Churches. The feast is associated with an event recounted not in the New Testament, but in the apocryphal Protoevangelium of James....

Statue of the Visitation at Church of the Visitation in Ein Karem, Israel

Visitation in Christianity

Visitation in Christianity The visitation in Christianity is the visit of Blessed Virgin Mary, who was pregnant with Jesus, to St. Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist, as recorded in the Gospel of Luke, Luke 1:39–56. It is also the name of a Christian feast day commemorating this...

Michelangelo's Pietà (1498–99) in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Ecumenical Meetings And Documents on Mary

Ecumenical Meetings And Documents on Mary Ecumenical meetings and documents on Mary, involving ecumenical commissions and working groups, have reviewed the status of Mariology in the Orthodox, Lutheran, Anglican, and Roman Catholic Churches. Ecumenical meetings with Eastern Orthodoxy Marian views The Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches believe in Mary...

Early 19th century manuscript showing the Muslim army marching into Mecca and the subsequent smashing of its idols.

Military Career of Muhammad

Military Career of Muhammad The military career of Muhammad (2 June 570 – 8 June 632), the founder of Islam, encompasses several expeditions and battles throughout the Hejaz region in the western Arabian Peninsula which took place in the final ten years of his life, from 622 to 632. His primary campaign was...

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Muhammad’s Views on Jews

Muhammad’s Views on Jews The Islamic prophet Muhammad‘s views on Jews were formed through the contact he had with Jewish tribes living in and around Medina. His views on Jews include his theological teaching of them as People of the Book (Ahl al-Kitab), his description of them as earlier receivers of Abrahamic revelation; and the failed political alliances...

What is the Meaning of Prophethood and its Function

What is the Meaning of Prophethood and its Function? God has created no community of beings in the world without a purpose and left them without a guide or leader. It is inconceivable that God Almighty, Who has not left bees without a queen, ants without a leader, and birds...

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Outline of Jesus

Outline of Jesus Jesus (c. 4 BC – c. AD 30 / 33), also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus Christ or simply Christ, was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader. Jesus, The Son of Mary is the central figure of Christianity and also prophet in Islam is widely...

Holy Spirit coming down

Paraclete

Paraclete Paraclete (παράκλητος, paracletus) means advocate or helper. In Christianity, the term “paraclete” most commonly refers to the Holy Spirit. Many Muslim writers have argued that “another Paraclete” (John 14:16)—the first being Jesus—refers to Muhammad. This claim is based on Quran 61:6. Etymology Paraclete comes from the Koine Greek word παράκλητος (paráklētos). A combination...

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Names and titles of God in the New Testament

Names and titles of God in the New Testament In contrast to the variety of absolute or personal names of God in the Old Testament, the New Testament uses only two, according to the International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia. With regard to the original documents that were later included, with or without modification, in...

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Islamic Modernism

Islamic Modernism Islamic Modernism is a movement that has been described as “the first Muslim ideological response to the Western cultural challenge” attempting to reconcile the Islamic faith with modern values such as democracy, civil rights, rationality, equality, and progress. It featured a “critical reexamination of the classical conceptions and methods of jurisprudence” and a...

Holy Books of Mormonism

The Book of Mormon 3

The Book of Mormon 3 ⇐ Go back to The Book Mormon 2 (The Second Book of Nephi, The Book of Jacob, The Book of Enos, The Book of Jarom, The Book of Omni, The Words of Mormon, Words of Mormon 1, The Book of Mosiah) The Book of Alma...

Holy Books of Mormonism

The Book of Mormon 2

The Book of Mormon 2 ⇐ Go back to The Book Mormon 1 (INTRODUCTION, Introduction and Witnesses, The Testimony of the Three Witnesses, The Testimony of the Eight Witnesses, TESTIMONY OF THE PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH, A Brief Explanation about the Book of Mormon, The First Book of Nephi) The Second...

The Bible is the sacred book in Christianity.

Outline of Christianity’s Religious Texts

Outline of Christianity’s Religious Texts Christianity, like other religions, has adherents whose beliefs and biblical interpretations vary. Christianity regards the biblical canon, the Old Testament and the New Testament, as the inspired word of God. The traditional view of inspiration is that God worked through human authors so that what they produced was what God...

Manuscript on parchment of the book is Peshitta: Syrian Aramaic translation of the Bible. May Edessa Greece, 9th century. Displayed in the National Library at Givat Ram, Jerusalem

Peshitta

Peshitta The Peshitta (pšīṭtā) is the standard version of the Bible for churches in the Syriac tradition, including the Maronite Church, the Chaldean Catholic Church, the Syriac Catholic Church, the Syriac Orthodox Church, the Syro Malankara Catholic Church, the Assyrian Church of the East and the Syro Malabar Catholic Church. The consensus within biblical scholarship, although not universal, is that the Old Testament of...

First Epistle of Johnin Codex Alexandrinus, 5th century

Epistle

Epistle An epistle (ἐπιστολή, epistolē, “letter”) is a writing directed or sent to a person or group of people, usually an elegant and formal didactic letter. The epistle genre of letter-writing was common in ancient Egypt as part of the scribal-school writing curriculum. The letters in the New Testament from Apostles to Christians are usually referred to as epistles. Those traditionally attributed to Paul are known as Pauline...

Fi Dhilal Al Qur'an

Fi Dhilal Al Qur’an

Fi Dhilal Al Qur’an Fi Zilal al-Qur’an (في ظِلالِ القرآن‎, fī ẓilāl al-qur’ān, lit. ‘In the Shade of the Qur’an‘) is a highly influential commentary of the Qur’an, written during 1951-1965 by the Egyptian Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966), a leader within the Muslim Brotherhood. He wrote (or re-wrote) most of the original 30 volumes (114 Surahs) while in prison...

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