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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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The author researches the evidence from economic and administrative documents of the Eanna temple archive in Uruk for the study of religious and cultic aspects and for the investigation of the pantheon of Uruk from the late fourth millennium B.
A pre-exilic, and most likely Josianic, version of Deuteronomy (DtnD) existed in the form of the loyalty oath to Yahweh, combined with a reinterpretation (in light of cultic centralization) of the Covenant Code, which now forms the core of chapters 12-26.
For some of the psalms examined in this study, the text points to a real cultic setting (e.
was to limit the scope of the second commandment prohibition to cultic images (p.
It goes without saying that such developments would go hand in hand with significant cultic changes, whether or not these changes are to be related to a "cultic reform.
Paul describes their action in cultic terms as an act of worship.
The iconoclastic movements that appeared in the Abrahamic religions during certain historical periods, profoundly shaping their theology and cultic practices, have been extensively studied.
For Clement, according to Brent, "Church Order is cultic Order, whether prefigured in the imperial order, in nature, or in OT typology.
2:10 to collect money for the Jerusalem "poor" was less a response to poverty than a cultic act (see the cultic language of Romans 15) patterned after the temple tax of diaspora Judaism.
Cultic groups often arise among Christians because the church has failed in some aspect of its ministry.
The book provides a fascinating expose of the "Unhealthy, all-consuming power that cultic organizations wield over their employees," according to the author.
These points are timely, but the explanation of the relationship between political and cultic practice on which they depend seems incomplete.
People tend to get involved in cults when they are at a point of vulnerability in their lives, says Arthur Dole, a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and a board member of the American Family Foundation in New York, which studies cultic groups.
The new cultic teachings, dress, diet, and other practices expressed a working-class hatred of the materialistic, respectable, commercial ethos of evangelicalism.