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This glossary contains terms that are unusual, technical or related to a special area of knowledge. It is designed to offer brief, definitive definitions of all such terms that occur throughout this volume. Words followed by ‘qv’ (quod vide, ‘which see’) are defined elsewhere in the alphabetical listing. Many additional glossary items are found in the World Christian Database.


Followers, supporters, members, believers, devotees of a religion.


A person who is over 14 years of age.


Protestant tradition founded 1844, emphasising the imminent Second …

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“Glossary”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2020

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