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25 Topic Pages Found in Religion & Theology and starting with the letter R
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Rabelais, François (1494-1553)

1483 or 1494-1553 French monk, physician and satirist Rabelais was born in or near the town of Chinon in the Loire Valley, where his father was an

Open Ra (Egyptian deity)
Ra (Egyptian deity)

In Maatian or ancient Egyptian theology, Ra (Re) is the Creator and has many names, manifestations, and forms according to the sacred texts, beginning

Open Ragnarok (Norse mythology)
Ragnarok (Norse mythology)

Demise of the gods and of the cosmos at the end of the mythological present. Although most Viking Age poets and modern scholars use the form above,

Rahner, Karl (1904 - 1984)

Karl Rahner has been aptly called the 20th century's “Church Father” and “quiet mover of the Roman Catholic Church.” Born in Freiburg (Breisgau),

Open Ramadan

According to numerous accounts of the Prophet Muhammad, fasting was a regular part of his practice and he admonished his followers to follow his

Open Ramayana

( rämä'yənə ) [story of Rama], classical Sanskrit epic of India, probably composed in the 3d cent. B.C. Based on numerous legends, it is traditionally

Ramsey, Ian (Thomas) (1915 - 1972)

British philosopher and theologian, and bishop of Durham in the Church of England from 1966 until his death. Educated at Cambridge and Oxford, he

Rasputin, Grigori Yefimovich (1872 - 1916)

( răspyu'tĭn, Rus. grĭgô'rē yĭfē'məvĭch rəspu'tyĭn ), 1872–1916, Russian "holy man," a notorious figure at the court of Czar Nicholas II. He was a

Open Rastafari movement
Rastafari movement

The Rastafari movement is a cultural, religious, and political movement that began in the early 1930s among the descendants of African slaves in the


While many movements in Christian history have been called ‘Reformations’, the simple term ‘Reformation’ almost invariably denotes the seismic change