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( kăl'ĭfāt´´, –fĭt ), the rulership of Islam; caliph( kăl'ĭf´´ ), the spiritual head and temporal ruler of the Islamic state. In principle, Islam is

Open Calvinism

“Calvinism” is a popular term that has been coined to describe the Reformed theological tradition. The name of 16th century French theologian John

Open Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564
Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564

1509–64, French Protestant theologian of the Reformation, b. Noyon, Picardy. Calvin early prepared for an ecclesiastical career; from 1523 to 1528 he

Campanella, Tommaso, 1568-1639

Italian philosopher. Born in Calabria, he was implicated in the Calabrian revolt against their Spanish ruler and was imprisoned 1599–1626. He wrote

Open Campbell, Alexander, 1788-1866
Campbell, Alexander, 1788-1866

1788–1866, clergyman, cofounder with his father, Thomas Campbell, 1763–1854, of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) . Of Scottish lineage, both


Cannibalism, also called anthropophagy, is the human act of eating parts of the human body, including, but not limited to, flesh, muscles, and blood.

Canon law

in the Roman Catholic Church, the body of law based on the legislation of the councils (both ecumenical and local) and the popes, as well as the

Open Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral

Cathedral in Canterbury , Kent, England. It is in the form of a double cross, with a central and two west towers. The total length is 160 m/525 ft,

Open Caodaism

Indigenous religion founded in southern Vietnam in 1926. By the 1940s, Cao Dai (formally known as Dai Dao Tam Ky Pho Do, or the Great Religion of the

Open Capgrave, John, 1393-1464
Capgrave, John, 1393-1464

John Capgrave was born near Lynn in Norfolk in 1393. He probably joined the monastery at Lynn and was ordained as a priest in 1417. In 1422 he became