Religious

  • (noun): A member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on religious:

Robinson Crusoe - Interpretations - Religious
... Robinson Crusoe is filled with religious aspects ... how to be a good Puritan Christian, such as The New Family Instructor (1727) and Religious Courtship (1722) ...
Religious Festival
... A religious festival is a time of special importance marked by adherents to that religion ... Religious festivals are commonly celebrated on recurring cycles in a calendar year or lunar calendar ... Hundreds of very different religious festivals are held around the world each year ...
Norwich - History - Early Modern Period (1485–1640)
... Hand-in-hand with the wool industry, this key religious centre experienced a Reformation significantly different to other parts of England ... magistracy in Tudor Norwich unusually found ways of managing religious discord whilst maintaining civic harmony ... in Norwich bolstered trade with mainland Europe, fostering a movement toward religious reform and radical politics in the city ...
Albanians - Religion
... All forms of Christianity, Islam and other religious practices were prohibited except for old non-institutional Pagan practices in the rural areas, which were seen as identifying with the national culture ... are estimates there are no available current statistics on religious affiliation all mosques and churches were closed in 1967 and religious observances ... After 1992 an influx of foreign missionaries has brought more religious diversity with groups such as Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Hindus, Bahá'í, a variety of Christian ...
Zahlé - Culture
... The other central aspect of the local culture is religious devotion ... town, and many of its inhabitants display a pride with their religious identity which comes close to fanaticism ... often constitutes a form of social, rather than religious, gathering ...

More definitions of "religious":

  • (adj): Extremely scrupulous and conscientious.
    Example: "Religious in observing the rules of health"
  • (adj): Having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity.
    Example: "A religious man"; "religious attitude"
  • (adj): Concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church.
    Example: "Religious texts"; "a nenber if a religious order"
    Synonyms: spiritual

Famous quotes containing the word religious:

    Friendship demands a religious treatment. We talk of choosing our friends, but friends are self-elected. Reverence is a great part of it.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    ... the generation of the 20’s was truly secular in that it still knew its theology and its varieties of religious experience. We are post-secular, inventing new faiths, without any sense of organizing truths. The truths we accept are so multiple that honesty becomes little more than a strategy by which you manage your tendencies toward duplicity.
    Ann Douglas (b. 1942)

    All the philosophy, therefore, in the world, and all the religion, which is nothing but a species of philosophy, will never be able to carry us beyond the usual course of experience, or give us measures of conduct and behaviour different from those which are furnished by reflections on common life. No new fact can ever be inferred from the religious hypothesis; no event foreseen or foretold; no reward or punishment expected or dreaded, beyond what is already known by practice and observation.
    David Hume (1711–1776)