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Orthodox Judaism

Orthodox Judaism Orthodox Judaism is a collective term for the traditionalist branches of contemporary Judaism. Theologically, it is chiefly defined by regarding the Torah, both Written and Oral, as literally revealed by God on Mount Sinai and faithfully transmitted ever since. Orthodox Judaism therefore advocates a strict observance of Jewish...

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Christian Angelology

Christian Angelology In Christianity, angels are agents of God, based on angels in Judaism. The most influential Christian angelic hierarchy was that put forward by Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite in the 4th or 5th century in his book De Coelesti Hierarchia (On the Celestial Hierarchy). During the Middle Ages, many schemes were proposed about the hierarchy of demons, some drawing on...

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Saint Michael in The Catholic Church

Saint Michael in The Catholic Church Saint Michael the Archangel is referenced in the Old Testament and has been part of Christian teachings since the earliest times. In Catholic writings and traditions he acts as the defender of the Church and chief opponent of Satan, and assists persons at the hour of death. A widely used...

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Archangel Michael

Michael Saint Michael the Archangel (Hebrew: Mîkhā’ēl, ‘Who is like God?’; Greek: Mikhaḗl; Latin: Michahel; Coptic: Arabic: Mīkhā’īl) is an archangel in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran traditions, he is called “Saint Michael the Archangel” and “Saint Michael”. In the Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox religions, he is called “Saint Michael the Taxiarch”.[7][8] Archangel Michael is mentioned three times in the Book of Daniel. The idea that Michael was...

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The Bible

What Is The Bible? The Bible (“the books”) is a collection of 66 books written by about 40 authors, in three different languages, on three different continents, over approximately 1600 years. The Bible is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures. Varying parts of the Bible are considered to be a product...

Christian Countercult Movement

Christian Countercult Movement The Christian countercult movement or the Christian anti-cult movement is a social movement among certain Protestant evangelical and fundamentalist[1] and other Christian ministries (“discernment ministries”[2]) and individual activists who oppose religious sects which they consider “cults”.[3] Overview Christian countercult-activism mainly stems from evangelicalism or fundamentalism. The countercult movement asserts that particular Christian sects are erroneous because their beliefs are not...

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