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:

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 ... are estimates there are no available current statistics on religious affiliation all mosques and churches were closed in 1967 and religious observances prohibited in ... 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 denominations and ...
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 ... The magistracy in Tudor Norwich unusually found ways of managing religious discord whilst maintaining civic harmony ... with mainland Europe, fostering a movement toward religious reform and radical politics in the city ...
Robinson Crusoe - Interpretations - Religious
... Robinson Crusoe is filled with religious aspects ... writing books on 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 ...
Zahlé - Culture
... The other central aspect of the local culture is religious devotion ... Catholic and conservative town, and many of its inhabitants display a pride with their religious identity which comes close to fanaticism ... Church attendance is high, although it often constitutes a form of social, rather than religious, gathering ...

More definitions of "religious":

  • (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
  • (adj): Extremely scrupulous and conscientious.
    Example: "Religious in observing the rules of health"

Famous quotes containing the word religious:

    The sceptics assert, though absurdly, that the origin of all religious worship was derived from the utility of inanimate objects, as the sun and moon, to the support and well-being of mankind.
    David Hume (1711–1776)

    The best conversation is rare. Society seems to have agreed to treat fictions as realities, and realities as fictions; and the simple lover of truth, especially if on very high grounds, as a religious or intellectual seeker, finds himself a stranger and alien.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    And when religious sects ran mad,
    He held, in spite of all his learning,
    That if a man’s belief is bad,
    It will not be improved by burning.
    Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802–1839)