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She studied theology at Yale Divinity School.
The priest consecrated the chapel.
Jerusalem is a holy city for Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
His success raising numerous small contributions is testament to his popularity.
She challenges accepted doctrine.
Downtown synagogues, mosques and churches of various denominations joined to assist the homeless.
When the Apostles Creed uses the word "catholic", it does not reference the church headed by the Pope, but rather a universal church.
While I lie awake worrying, she sleeps serenely.
I felt unbearable anguish when my 4-year-old child died from brain cancer.
Many people have heard the parable of the prodigal son.
Islam is predominant in northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, and Indonesia.
To atone for sins is a common religious theme.
The story takes place during medieval times.
Protestant churches deny universal authority of the Pope.
The arranged marriage solidified the alliance between two of Europe’s most important reigning families.
She was his favorite student and disciple.
She focuses more on the spiritual while his main concern is with temporal existence.
Hindu/Muslim discord resulted in partitioning and violence in post-colonial India.
Their actions violate the canon of proportional response.
a Tibetan monk wearing an orange robe
Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries was the largest legally enforced transfer of property in English history since the Norman Conquest.
The earliest surviving complete copy of the gospels dates back to the 4th century.
She takes it as gospel.
Are we talking about a governmental or a religious parish?
Many of the people and events recounted in Koran are also recorded in the Old Testament.
an apostle of revolution
Paul claimed the role of Apostle to the Gentiles.
It was a revelation to me. Until they gave us those tests, I had no idea that I was better than most people at clerical accuracy.
Palestinians demanded that Israel halt construction in East Jerusalem.
She was baptized at the same church as her grandmother.
Her pies are divine.
She claims she can divine the future with a crystal ball.
extremism fed by unquestioned belief in the righteousness of their cause
The cartoon with a drawing of Muhammad outraged many pious Muslims.
On the eve of battle, he prayed that providence was in our favor.
Christians began celebrating Advent in the fourth century.
Non-Muslims are prohibited from entering Mecca.
the three great monotheistic religions:  Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
While many atheist decline any non-material reality, others have a spiritual outlook on life.
He’s agnostic — about the existence of God and the proof of any non-physical belief.
I wouldn’t do that. It’s bad karma.
The University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy is an outstanding college-prep school.
The Pilgrims who we remember on Thanksgiving were Puritans.
She believes God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.
She believes God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.
The nature of Brahman is described differently in various philosophical schools.
The dogmatic coach is fond of saying, "My way’s the right way. Your way’s the wrong way!"
Rama is the main central character of the Ramayana.
Resentments date back to the Crusades.
There are small Zoroastrian communities all over the world.
There are many stories of Krishna’s mischievous youth.
There are those who would like to deny Holy Communion to pro-choice politicians, but most see such a policy as violating the separation of church and state.
The Imam was trained in Saudi Arabia.
The study compares the mental benefits of Zen meditation to those of prayer.
They urged a jihad against Jews and crusaders.
It is a kosher deli with great corned beef on rye.
She is a research scientist who earned her Ph.D in physics.
The film, A Man for all Seasons is based on the life of Thomas More.
Many avatars of Vishnu appear in Hindu literature.
The Taliban enforced a strict Muslim code of behavior.
He is a mullah from Iran.
She abhors violence.
I can’t abide her continual complaints.
The new law might abridge our freedom of speech.
The committee absolved her of any wrong doing.
I abstain from alcohol
I adjure you.
He admonished the child for his bad behavior
Polling indicates the public is ambivalent on the subject. Their opinions change depending upon the latest headlines.
The printed version is an expensive anachronism from an earlier time.
It’s not the government I want, but it’s better than anarchy.
Coal power plants are anathema to the environmental group.
The terrorist wants to annihilate a major American city.
Everyone wonders who has been sending her anonymous love letters.
Someone needs to replace her and her antediluvian ideas.
She read an anthology of classic American literature.
Her theory is the antithesis of mine.
She is apprehensive about her new job.
When I first started reading Shakespeare, it seemed archaic.
She identifies six boyfriend archetypes.
I am her most ardent fan.
She is rude and arrogant.
We saw the rocket ascend.
The ascetic life has been more pronounced in Hinduism and Buddhism than in other major religions.
She is an assiduous student who expects to earn A’s.
She was the first woman to attain the rank of general.
I am humbled to be chosen as a steward of this august institution.
With good weather and no traffic, we had an auspicious start on our journey.
We can try both to minimize greed and avarice and to channel them into directions beneficial to society.
He wants to avenge the murder of his brother
They called themselves The Benevolent Association because their mission was to help others.
bestow blessings upon the marriage
She was betrothed on the day of her birth.
The government of the Muslim nation monitors major websites for blasphemy.
The whole country was affected by the calamity of 9/11.
The committee is characterized by chaos and calumny.
She praises and castigates without hesitation.
The priests are celibate.
They censured him for bringing dishonor upon the Senate.
An unusual pattern of sudden, effortless smoking cessation in long-term smokers may indicate the onset of lung cancer.
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