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Synonyms for cult

followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices

an interest followed with exaggerated zeal

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followers of an unorthodox, extremist, or false religion or sect who often live outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader

a religion or sect that is generally considered to be unorthodox, extremist, or false

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Cultic leaders claiming to be God, and then committing suicide, seem par for the course.
As for the complex activity of the diviner-priest, we will return to the opposition--or rather complementarity--between his official sacrificial cultic responsibilities and his divinatory-magical practice.
Particularly cultic groups will look at universities because students are hungry, they're dynamic, they're looking at new concepts.
The pithoi were likely used as storage for tithes brought to the cultic complex, although this is also being further analyzed through residue analysis," Shai said.
The younger clergy have received an education and training reflecting a restored cultic priesthood with orthodoxy as the essential expression of being a good Catholic.
The largest city was Uruk, and by about 2600 BCE it displayed the elements of the period's important centres: administrative buildings, residential areas, streets, canals, and, the most visible feature, cultic high terraces with temples.
The true infinite shows its religious colors in transposition to God dwelling in community with his creation, in cultic activity: a "social" infinite.
The governments have all collapsed, once great cities have turned into open mass graves and fascistic militias battle with marauding cultic gangs for dominance of the few remaining survivors and resources.
The author seeks to research "a very small part" of Greco-Roman antiquity, describing "the apostle Paul as a founder of cultic communities according to a traditional Greek model, the well-documented Greek cultural convention about the foundation of various types of cultural institutions.
Von Ehrenkrook argues that Josephus's and Jewish attitudes in his day generally, rather than being in principle aniconic, opposed only images with cultic associations.
Rock music, in general, is the expression of elemental passions, and at rock festivals it assumes a cultic character.
Rock music in general is the expression of elemental passions, and at rock festivals it assumes a cultic character, a form of worship in fact.
She begins by giving us a biography based on surviving references in Greek literature and a survey of his place in mythology and Greek cultic religion.
The Function and Appeal of the Cultic Places in I Kings 1-11: A Rhetorical Approach.
An evidence of such acts which once more proves the cultic structure of this terrorist group was the self-immolation of two Ashraf members for inciting other members on April 8th.