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18 Topic Pages Found in Religion & Theology and starting with the letter J
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Open Jack-o-lanterns

Possibly the single most popular Halloween symbol, the contemporary jack-o’-lantern usually refers to a pumpkin carved into a grinning or malicious


( jì'nĭzəm ) [i.e., the religion of Jina], religious system of India practiced by about 5,000,000 persons. Jainism, Ajivika , and Buddhism arose in

Jansen, Cornelius (1585 - 1638)

( kôrnā'lĭs yän'sən ), 1585–1638, Dutch Roman Catholic theologian. He studied at the Univ. of Louvain and became imbued with the idea of reforming


Named after Cornelius Jansen (1585–1638), bishop of Ypres and author of the posthumously published Augustinus (1640), Jansenism refers to a movement

Open Janus (Roman deity)
Janus (Roman deity)

Janus was an important Roman god who protected doorways and gateways. He had two faces, one looking forward, the other backward, just as a door faces

Open Jason (Greek mythology)
Jason (Greek mythology)

The hero who captained the Argo on the quest for the GOLDEN FLEECE . He was the son of AESON and Alcimede (or Polymede). In the usual version of the

Open Jaspers, Karl Theodor (1883 - 1969)
Jaspers, Karl Theodor (1883 - 1969)

Born in Oldenburg, Jaspers was raised by parents who generally ignored the ecclesiastical world. His father had serious misgivings about the integrity


In the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), the name of God, revealed to Moses; in Hebrew texts it is represented by the letters YHVH (without the vowels ‘a


Member of the largest and most influential Roman Catholic religious order founded by Ignatius Loyola in 1534, with the aims of protecting Catholicism

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Jesus Christ

1. Jesus was a Jewish preacher and healer appearing in Galilee (in today's Israel), especially in the region of Lake Gennesaret. His biography is