Now updated for CSW19. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.
|a faithful follower, esp. a religious one.
|a doctrine denying the existence of a universe distinct from God.
|one who denies the existence of a universe distinct from God.
|in Hinduism, unrighteousness (the opposite of DHARMA).
|one who believes that existence of God cannot be known but does not deny the possibility that God exists.
|in Hinduism, the principle of noninjury to living beings.
|in Hinduism, inanimate matter.
|a spiritual, mystical, or allegorical interpretation of such works as the Bible.
|in Byzantine art, the Harrowing of Hell; resurrection > ANASTASES.
|the belief that there is no such thing as a permanent self.
|in Hinduism, the belief that everything is impermanent and constantly changing.
|the worship of an object symbolising but not representing a god.
|one who practises ANICONISM.
|the primitive attribution of life to natural phenomena, but not (as in ANIMISM) belief in the spirits that reside in them.
|one who indulges in ANIMATISM.
|the attribution of soul to plants, inanimate objects and natural phenomena.
|one who indulges in ANIMISM.
|of or pertaining to ANIMISM, the attribution of soul to inanimate objects.
|opposed to cults.
|abandonment of one's religious beliefs.
|a person committing APOSTASY.
|a believer in Noah's Ark.
|the belief that there is no God.
|one who indulges in ATHEISM.
|like an ATHEIST > ATHEISTICALLY.
|in Hindusim, the individual soul.
|a Jewish mourner esp during the first seven days after a death.
|a member of any church using unleavened bread in the Eucharist.
|in ancient Egyptian religion, the soul > BAS.
|worship of Baal; idolatry.
|in Tibetan Buddhism, the intermediate stage between death and rebirth.
|to initiate into Jesuitism.
|cabala cabbala cabbalah kabala kabbala kabbalah qabala qabalah
|a mystical tradition of Jewish rabbis.
|the secret science of the CABALA.
|incorrect doctrine, heresy, heterodoxy.
|the doctrine that Christ will return and reign for a thousand years.
|one who believes in CHILIASM.
|devotion to church rules over religious precepts.
|a mediaeval Spanish Jew converting to Catholicism > CONVERSOS.
|of or relating to a creed.
|a thing to be believed; an article of faith; -- distinguished from AGENDUM, a practical duty > CREDENDA.
|a concise statement of doctrine; a section of Mass followed by offertory > CREDOS.
|a statement of belief
|a system of religious belief.
|relating to a CULT.
|of or like a CULT > CULTISHLY.
|adherence to a CULT.
|one who adheres to a CULT.
|resembling a CULT.
|the practice of educating non-believers about the practice of Islam.
|one who studies, or professes the knowledge of, the DECRETALS, papal decrees deciding a point of church law.
|belief in God but rejection of religion.
|an adherent of DEISM.
|relating to DEISM > DEISTICALLY.
|belief in demons.
|a believer in, or worshipper of, demons.
|the state of the devil or of devils; doctrine of the devil or of devils.
|a person who is devoted, esp. to religion.
|custom or law regarded as duty; the basic principles of cosmic or individual existence.
|of or like DHARMA.
|one who practises DIABOLISM.
|the study of devils.
|the dispersion of the Jews after their Babylonian captivity.
|diphysite diophysite dyophysite
|a believer in the existence of two natures in Christ, human and divine.
|one who dissents esp. in religious matters.
|belief in two equal gods, one good and one evil.
|one who holds the doctrine of ditheism; a dualist.
|a believer in DITHELISM.
|dithelism diothelism dyothelism
|the doctrine that Christ on earth had two wills, human and divine.
|pertaining to the heresy that Christ's body was insubstantial.
|the science which treats of Christian doctrinal theology.
|the tenets of the Donatists, a schismatic body of N. African Christians which originated when they declared invalid the consecration of Caecilian as Bishop of Carthage in 311.
|in Roman Catholicism, the inferior veneration accorded to saints and angels. Cf. LATRIA.
|relating to belief.
|the religious system of the druids.
|the doctrine of two distinct principles of good and evil, or of two divine beings of these characters.
|suffering due to the desire for permanence.
|to hold a doctrine denying the apostolate of Paul and the miraculous birth of Jesus.
|holding the beliefs of an Ebionite, an early Christian who denied the apostolate of Paul and the miraculous birth of Jesus.
|relating to EBIONISM.
|identification of oneself with God.
|one who believes in EMANATION, the universe considered as issuing from God.
|a person fully initiated into the Eleusinian mysteries.
|devotion to or reverence for a fetish or fetishes.
|one who worships a FETISH.
|the doctrine that knowledge depends on faith over reason.
|a believer in the doctrine of FIDEISM, the doctrine that knowledge depends on faith over reason.
|relating to FIDEISM.
|the practice or the doctrine of strict adherence to, or dependence on, external forms, esp. in matters of religion.
|a cabbalistic method of interpreting the Hebrew scriptures by interchanging words > GEMATRIAS. [Aram. g'matreya f. Gk geometria, GEOMETRY].
|paganism; the quality of being a GENTILE.
|a term used by Turks for an infidel, one not of their religion.
|one of a sect of naked ascetics of ancient India.
|hadjee hadji haji hajji
|a Muslim pilgrim to Mecca.
|one who knows the Koran by heart > HAFIZES.
|a Muslim woman who has made a pilgrimage to Mecca.
|an uncivilized person.
|the state, quality, or character of the heathen.
|an unorthodox religious belief.
|the science of sacred matters.
|religious worship or work.
|one who worships idols.
|the worship of idols.
|worship of idols.
|one who worships idols.
|one who offers in sacrifice; specifically, one of a sect of Russian fanatics who practice self-mutilation and sacrifice.
|embodied in bread.
|irenical theology, concerned with promoting peace between churches.
|that part of theological science directly preliminary to actual exegesis, or interpretation of the Scriptures.
|in Islam, a holy war.
|a person who takes part in a JEHAD, a holy war.
|an Islamic fundamentalist movement that favours the pursuit of jihads in defence of the Islamic faith.
|a believer in JEHADISM.
|belief in a JUJU.
|one who believes in a JUJU.
|in Egyptian belief, the spirit or soul of a dead person; (verb) to serve > KAS, KAING, KAED.
|a type of Muslim theology.
|in Hinduism, earthly desire.
|the doctrines of the Karaites, a strict sect of Jews.
|the moral quality of actions regarded as determining the nature of a future existence.
|relating to KARMA, the moral quality of actions regarded as determining the nature of a future existence.
|the relinquishment of the form of God by Jesus in becoming man > KENOSES or KENOSISES. [Gk. kenosis, emptying].
|relating to KENOSIS, the relinquishment of the form of God by Jesus in becoming man.
|the study of the doctrine of KENOSIS.
|the apostolic proclamation of salvation through Jesus Christ > KERYGMAS or KERYGMATA. [Gk. kerugma, f. kerussein, proclaim].
|relating to KISMET, fate, destiny.
|the doctrine that Christ secretly exercised divine powers > KRYPSES. [Gk. krypsis, concealment].
|the doctrine of opposition to clergy and priests.
|lay people as distinct from the clergy and priests.
|of or pertaining to Lamaism.
|in Roman Catholicism, the veneration accorded to God alone. Cf. DOULEIA.
|a member of the laity.
|a member of the laity > LAYPERSONS, LAYPEOPLE.
|a female member of the laity.
|the divine rational principle > LOGOI.
|a Black religious cult practised in Brazil, characterized by sorcery, ritual dancing, and the use of fetishes.
|a woman participant in orgiastic Dionysian rites > MAENADS or MAENADES; MENADS.
|mammetry maumetry mawmetry
|the religion of Mohammed; idolatry.
|a member of a Christian sect.
|a Jew who has converted to Christianity to avoid persecution > MARRANOS.
|a person bearing witness to his or her religious beliefs by refusing to renounce them in death > MARTYRLY; (verb) to put to death for adhering to a belief.
|the state of being a MARTYR.
|in Buddhist philosophy, the power to produce illusions.
|relating to MAYA, in Buddhist philosophy, the power to produce illusions.
|a follower of Methodism.
|a false creed.
|belief in the unity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
|an adherent of MODALISM.
|individual destiny, will of the gods, fate > MOIRAI.
|in Buddhism, freedom from the endless cycle of transmigration.
|the monastic system or mode of life.
|the theory that the Holy Spirit alone can act.
|one who worships one god only out of many believed to exist.
|worship of one god without excluding belief in others.
|mystagog mystagogue mystagogus
|one who teaches mystical doctrines or one who inititates others into religious cults.
|the doctrines, principles, or practice of a mystagogue; interpretation of mysteries.
|the habit or tendency of religious thought and feeling of those who seek direct communion with God or the divine.
|a modern believer in PAGANISM.
|in Hindu and Buddhist religions, freedom from the endless cycle of birth and death and related suffering,. [Skr. nirvana, blowing out, extinguishing).
|of or like NIRVANA.
|absence of belief.
|(one who is) not a PAGAN.
|not believing in a god or gods.
|one who is not a THEIST.
|the study of the occult.
|one who studies the occult.
|related to ONTOLOGY > ONTOLOGICALLY.
|a branch of metaphysics concerned with the nature and relations of being.
|the all-containing soul.
|an irreligious person.
|the pagan lands; pagans, collectively; paganism.
|to make pagan.
|one who converts others to PAGANISM .
|of or pertaining to pagans; heathenish.
|an irreligious attitude.
|a student of pagans or paganism.
|painim panim paynim
|one who bears a palm-branch, in token of having made a pilgrimage to Palestine.
|the world of Islam.
|the belief that the universe is God; belief in many gods.
|one who holds to PANTHEISM, the belief that the universe is God.
|a coming, especially the second coming of Christ. [Gk parousia, presence, arrival].
|everlasting misery after death, damnation.
|a Catharist sect in the 12th and 13th centuries who led very strict lives. N.B. this is a plural.
|one who has his or her own pew in a church.
|the worship of the generative principle in nature, symbolized by the phallus.
|an adherent of PHALLISM.
|unquestioning or dogmatic religious devotion.
|a person characterized by or professing (often affected or exaggerated) piety.
|relating to PIETISM, unquestioning or dogmatic religious devotion.
|someone who goes on a pilgrimage.
|an ascetic living on top of a pillar, a STYLITE.
|fullness, abundance; in Gnosticism, divine being. [Gk. pleroma, that which fills].
|wisdom or understanding considered as the goal of Buddhist contemplation.
|a person who holds that the prophecies of the Apocalypse have been already fulfilled.
|a convert, especially to Jewish faith; (verb) to become a proselyte.
|the doctrine of enlightenment through mental tranquility.
|a rabbinic expression or phraseology; a peculiarity of the language of the rabbins.
|a member of a W. Indian cult which rejects western ideas and regards the Emperor Haile Selassie as divine > RASTAFARIS. [The real name of Haile was Prince Ras Tafar Makonnen].
|one who refuses to attend Catholic church services; generally, one who refuses to submit to authority.
|one who believes in royal supremacy, esp. in church matters.
|in rabbinical literature, a written response to a question of doctrine > RESPONSA or RESPONSUMS.
|one who is rigorous; -- sometimes applied to an extreme Jansenist.
|profanation or disregard of anything holy.
|said saiyid sayid sayyid
|a descendant of Mohammed's daughter Fatima.
|in Buddhism, the never-ending cycle of birth, death and rebirth.
|the Buddhist community or Buddhist monastic order.
|a Caribbean religion composed of elements from both traditional African religion and Roman Catholicism.
|the worship of the Devil.
|a state of sudden enlightenment, sought in Zen Buddhism.
|a group of people united by common beliefs or interests, esp. religious beliefs.
|a member of a sect; a person who is zealous in the cause of a sect.
|not spiritual > SECULARLY; (noun) a layman; a clergyman not bound by monastic rules.
|the religion of certain peoples of N. Asia, based essentially on magic and sorcery as practised by shamans.
|relating to a SHERIF, a descendant of Mohammed through his daugher Fatima.
|of or pertaining to salvation.
|very high-church Anglicanism.
|the belief that nothing is real except the soul or spirit.
|one who believes that nothing is real except the soul or spirit.
|a subordinate CULT.
|a SECT directly derived from another.
|the belief that human will and divine spirit cooperate in salvation.
|belief in the doctrines of the TALMUD, the body of the Jewish civil and canonical law not comprised in the Pentateuch.
|a path of virtuous conduct in Chinese philosophy.
|in Buddhism, the ultimate nature of things.
|the doctrine that there is a time limit for repentance.
|a believer in TERMINISM, the doctrine that there is a time limit for repentance.
|a person who attaches mystic properties to the number four; a believer in a godhead of four persons.
|a belief in the existence of God with or without special revelation.
|of or pertaining to THEISM.
|a vindication of the justice of God in establishing a world in which evil exists.
|the study of God, religion and revelation.
|government or rule by God.
|theosoph theosopher theosophist
|a believer in THEOSOPHY.
|immediate divine illumination or wisdom.
|a believer in THEURGY, magic performed with the aid of beneficent spirits.
|a group of worshippers gathered to dance in praise of gods > THIASUSES. [Gk. thiasos].
|an altar boy or acolyte who carries a THURIBLE.
|the body of Jewish law and learning, including sacred literature and oral tradition > TORAS; TORAHS, TOROT, TOROTH.
|the belief that a group has a special kinship with an object or animal.
|one belonging to a clan or tribe having a totem.
|an early Christian who surrendered sacred books and vessels or betrayed fellow-Christians in times of persecution to save his or her own life > TRADITORS or TRADITORES.
|a believer in TRADUCIANISM, the theory that the soul is transmitted to a child in the act of generation or concomitantly with its body.
|the belief that the members of the Trinity are three separate gods.
|one believing that the members of Trinity are three separate gods.
|a user of tropes; someone who understands the Bible as figurative.
|one who goes to church twice on a Sunday.
|one who denies the doctrine of the Trinity, believing that God exists only in one person.
|relating to veneration, worship.
|the practice of witchcraft.
|a member of the cult of WICCA.
|one who worships.
|a zealot, a religious fanatic.
|a religious fanatic.
|(Arabic) in the east, one who abstains from magic or practises religion.
|someone who worships animals.
|worship of animals.
|the conception of a god or man in animal form
|the attribution of divine qualities to animals.