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75 Topic Pages Found in Religion & Theology and starting with the letter S
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Sabbath

The seventh day of the week, commanded by God in the Old Testament as a sacred day of rest after his creation of the world; in Judaism, from sunset

Sacraments

Saint Augustine defined sacrament as a visible sign of invisible grace. Later, the definition expanded to a sacrament being an outward sign instituted

Sacré-Cœur de Montmartre

A devotional shrine, a tourist magnet or a triumphal proclamation of French religious conservatism, the Sacre Coeur has from its construction been a

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Sacrifice

[Lat. sacrificare=to make holy], a type of religious offering, or gift to a superior or supreme being, in which the offering is consecrated through

Safavid

( säfä'wēd ), Iranian dynasty (1499–1736), that established Shiite Islam in Iran as an official state religion. The Safavid state provided both the

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Saints

Virtually every religious tradition has the custom of venerating the spiritually adept, holy men and women whose memory and spirit live on within the

Saint-Saëns, (Charles) Camille (1835 - 1921)

French composer, pianist, and organist. Saint-Saëns was a master of technique and a prolific composer. He wrote many lyrical Romantic pieces and

Saint-Simon, Comte de Claude Henri de Rouvroy (1760 - 1825)

( klōd äNrē də ruvrwä' kôNt də săN-sēmôN' ), 1760–1825, French social philosopher; grand nephew of Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon. While still a

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Salisbury Cathedral

Cathedral in Salisbury , Wiltshire, England. With the exception of its crowning tower and spire, it is a building of uniform Early English design,

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Salvation Army

Protestant denomination and international nonsectarian Christian organization for evangelical and philanthropic work. The Salvation Army has