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* Christian perfection – According to Wesley's teaching, Christians could attain a state of practical perfection, meaning a lack of all voluntary sin by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, in this life.
According to Damascius, during the persecution of the pagans at Alexandria in the late 480's, Ammonius made concessions to the Christian authorities so that he could continue his lectures.
According to the Christian doctrine of Universal Reconciliation, the Greek New Testament scriptures use the word " eon " to mean a long period ( perhaps 1000 years ) and the word " eonian " to mean " during a long period "; Thus there was a time before the eons, and the eonian period is finite.
According to one premillennial Christian interpretation, the Messiah will return to earth and defeat the Antichrist ( the " beast ") and Satan the Devil in the Battle of Armageddon.
According to Athanasius, the devil fought St. Anthony by afflicting him with boredom, laziness, and the phantoms of women, which he overcame by the power of prayer, providing a theme for Christian art.
According to Jewish and Christian traditions, authorship is assigned to the Prophet Jeremiah, who was ministering the Word of God during the conquest of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, during which the First Temple was destroyed and King Zedekiah was taken prisoner ( cf.
() According to the book of Leviticus, blood from sacrificed animals may only be placed on the altar of the Great Temple in Jerusalem ( which no longer existed at the time of the Christian blood libels ).
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the translation of the French term into " human creature " implies that the label " Christian " is a reminder of the humanity of the afflicted, in contrast to brute beasts.
According to Christian Science, Christ is " the divine manifestation of God, which comes to the flesh to destroy incarnate error.
According to Catholic theologian Karl Rahner, the purpose of modern Christology is to formulate the Christian belief that " God became man and that God-made-man is the individual Jesus Christ " in a manner that this statement can be understood consistently, without the confusions of past debates and mythologies.
According to Christian sources, the Jews of Alexandria schemed against the Christians and killed many of them ; Cyril reacted and expelled either all of the Jews, or else only the murderers, from Alexandria, actually exerting a power that belonged to the civil officer, Orestes.
According to the New American Bible, a Catholic Bible translation produced by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, the story of the Nephilim in Genesis 6: 1-4 " is apparently a fragment of an old legend that had borrowed much from ancient mythology ", and the " sons of God " mentioned in that passage are " celestial beings of mythology ".
According to Bernard McGinn, these parts of the oracles were probably written by a Christian and incorporated " mythological language " in describing Nero's return.
According to Bruce Lincoln, the philosophes " made irrationality the hallmark of myth and constituted philosophy — rather than the Christian kerygma — as the antidote for mythic discourse.
According to a tradition preserved in Eastern Christian folklore, Golgotha was the summit of the cosmic mountain at the center of the world and the location where Adam had been both created and buried.
According to Christian tradition, Christ descended to hell after his death, in order to free the souls there ; this event is known as the harrowing of hell.
According to Carl Mitcham, " the Christian mythology of progress toward transcendent salvation " created the conditions for modern ideas of scientific and technological progress.
According to Christian theologian Alister McGrath, the Jewish Christians affirmed every aspect of then contemporary Second Temple Judaism with the addition of the belief that Jesus was the messiah, with Isaiah 49: 6, " an explicit parallel to 42: 6 " quoted by Paul in Acts 13: 47 and reinterpreted by Justin the Martyr.
According to Christian writers, most notably Paul, the Bible teaches that people are, in their current state, sinful, and the New Testament reveals that Jesus is both the Son of man and the Son of God, united in the hypostatic union, God the Son, God made incarnate ; that Jesus ' death by crucifixion was a sacrifice to atone for all humanity's sins, and that acceptance of Jesus as Savior and Lord saves one from Divine Judgment, giving Eternal life.
According to non-Orthodox Jews and critical historians, Jewish law too has been affected by surrounding cultures ( for example, some scholars argue that the establishment of absolute monotheism in Judaism was a reaction against the dualism of Zoroastrianism that Jews encountered when living under Persian rule ; Jews rejected polygamy during the Middle Ages, influenced by their Christian neighbors ).
According to Taylor, by the early 19th century this deism-mediated exclusive humanism developed as an alternative to Christian faith in a personal God and an order of miracles and mystery.
According to oral tradition, they fought against the Abyssinians and uprooted Christian communities in Galgala, a town that used to have churches and temples.
According to Arendt, the concept of freedom became associated with the Christian notion of freedom of the will, or inner freedom, around the 5th century C. E.
According to one scholar, John portrays Jesus Christ as " a brief manifestation of the eternal Word, whose immortal spirit remains ever-present with the believing Christian.

According and Tradition
According to Keith Mayes, the author of Kwanzaa: Black Power and the Making of the African-American Holiday Tradition, the popularity within the US has " leveled off " as the black power movement there has declined, and now between half and two million people celebrate Kwanzaa in the US, or between one and five percent of African Americans.
According to John Van Seters in Abraham in History and Tradition, the existence of Amraphel is unconfirmed by any sources outside the Bible.
The Gospel According to Thomas, commonly shortened to the Gospel of Thomas, is a well preserved early Christian, non-canonical sayings-gospel which many scholars believe provides insight into the Christian Oral Tradition.
According to historian Nancy Lee Beaty ( 1970, The Craft of Dying: A Study in the Literary Tradition of the Ars Moriendi in England ), Holy Dying was the " artistic climax " of a consolatory death literature tradition that had begun with Ars moriendi in the 15th century.
According to the Sacred Tradition of the Eastern Orthodox Church the True Cross was made from three different types of wood: cedar, pine and cypress.
According to scholar David Cook, what some believe is scriptural evidence for the existence of the alleged war is found in a popular hadith, one that supposedly prophesises a war against Islam " is the Tradition of Thawban ":
* Clerical Attire According to the Byzantine Tradition
The material in the chart is from Gospel Parallels by B. H. Throckmorton, The Five Gospels by R. W. Funk, The Gospel According to the Hebrews by Nicholson ( 1879 ) and The Hebrew Gospel and the Development of the Synoptic Tradition by J. R. Edwards.
According to A Tradition for Freedom, further inspiration for the School came from an elderly Jeremy Bentham who had attacked the traditional education he had been given, and Church of England schools in Chrestomathia.
According to Sacred Tradition, after Constantine the Great's conversion and subsequent victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, he donated one of the crosses he carried in battle to the Church.
According to Tradition, Mary was taken -- presented -- to the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem as a young girl, where she lived and served until her betrothal to Joseph.
According to Orthodox Tradition, Mary died like all humanity, " falling asleep ", so to speak, as the name of the feast indicates.
According to the Tradition of the Church, no one sits during the reading of the Paschal homily.
According to Sacred Tradition, the icon Blachernitissa was made of wax combined with the ashes of Christian martyrs who had been killed in the 6th century.
* Clerical Attire According to the Byzantine Tradition
According to Yehia Gouda's most authoritative encyclopedic reference book on Muslim oneiromancy " Dreams and Their Meanings in the Old Arab Tradition " ( ISBN 0-533-08877-1, published in 1991 ), the legendary abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn Sirin Al-Ansari ( 33-110H ; a. d. 653 – 728 ), was, indeed, born in Basra, as mentioned, in a. d. 653, i. e. the 33rd year after Muhammad's migration from Makkah to the then Yathrib, now Al-Madina.
It may be noted that all the Jain monuments of Rajasthan and Gujarat, with unknown builders are also attributed to Emperor Samprati. According to Jain Tradition he also ruled non-Aryan territories
According to the NKT-IKBU, it is Tibetan in its antecedents and follows the teachings of the historic, " Old " Kadampa and the " New Kadam " Tradition of Je Tsongkhapa, the latter of which became the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.
" According to Lopez, " For Kelsang Gyatso to call his group the New Kadampa Tradition, therefore, is ideologically charged, implying as it does that he and his followers represent the tradition of the founder, Tsong kha pa, more authentically than the Geluk establishment and the Dalai Lama himself.
* Clerical Attire, Vesture, Titles, and Precedence for Deacons, Hierodeacons, Protodeacons and Archdeacons According to the Byzantine Tradition
" This is followed by works of only a dozen or so pages, all giving similar " Seals " and incantations ( often with identical titles, such as " the Breastplate of Moses ") These include " Extract From The True Clavicula Of Solomon And Of The Girdle Of Aaron " ( a version of the Key of Solomon grimoire ), the " Biblia Arcana Magica Alexander, According To The Tradition Of The Sixth And Seventh Books Of Moses, Besides Magical Laws ", and the " Citation of the Seven Great Princes in The Tradition Of The Sixth And Seventh Books Of Moses " which contains similar seals and incantations with more or less Biblical connotations.
According to Eastern Orthodox Sacred Tradition, the apparition of Mary the Theotokos occurred during the 10th century at the Blachernae church in Constantinople ( modern-day Istanbul ) where several of her relics ( her robe, veil, and part of her belt ) were kept.
According to Max Theon, his wife was the driving force behind the Cosmic movement or Cosmic Tradition that he taught.

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