revealed religion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n revealed religion a religion founded primarily on the revelations of God to humankind
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Revealed religion that which is based upon direct communication of God's will to mankind; especially, the Christian religion, based on the revelations recorded in the Old and New Testaments.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Revealed religion that which is derived from positive revelation by divinely inspired Scripture, or otherwise
    • Revealed religion that which has been supernaturally revealed
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. reveler (Fr. révéler)—L. revelārere-, back, velāre, to veil—velum, a veil.

Usage

In literature:

Through all these centuries revealed religion had this doctrine to itself.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
Astor was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church, and yet he lived out his days with a beautiful and perfect disbelief in revealed religion.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
I guess if Pa should get him by the neck he would jerk nine kinds of revealed religion out of him.
"The Grocery Man And Peck's Bad Boy Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa, No. 2 - 1883" by George W. Peck
The history of every people, of all time, and of every religion of which we have any record, reveals a similar origin, course, and destiny.
"The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul" by Jirah D. Buck
This question is likely to reveal different ideas as to what religion is.
"Rural Problems of Today" by Ernest R. Groves
Another division which has done good service is that into natural and revealed religion.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
Men are born as God created them, free and equal; that is the assumption alike of natural and revealed religion.
"Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle" by H. N. Brailsford
Anthropomorphic religions reveal man at his weakest, not at his best.
"The Philosophy of Spinoza" by Baruch de Spinoza
It reveals itself, {64} too, very clearly in the history of religion.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
ANALOGY OF RELIGION, Natural and Revealed, and Sermons with Notes.
"The Dramatic Works of G. E. Lessing" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
This presence is what all the higher religions seek to reveal.
"The Sources Of Religious Insight" by Josiah Royce
The Romans placed his statue at the entrance of their temples, to intimate that the mysteries of religion should never be revealed to the people.
"Heathen Mythology" by Various
After he left Boston, his dislike for the religion of that place, and, indeed, for all revealed religion, seems to have increased.
"The True Benjamin Franklin" by Sydney George Fisher
This system of idolatry was founded on the doctrine of mediation, which was the basis of the revealed system of true religion.
"The Messiah in Moses and the Prophets" by Eleazar Lord
They are averse to emigration for any purpose, and as Catholics to any new revealed religion.
"The Life of Bret Harte" by Henry Childs Merwin
He knew there were problems he could not solve, and so, as he wrote to Dr Candlish, 'he was glad to grasp revealed religion.
"The Real Robert Burns" by J. L. Hughes
In the first place, geology furnishes important illustrations of revealed religion.
"The Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences" by Edward Hitchcock
The other half is made up of reason and revealed religion.
"The Radicalism of Shelley and Its Sources" by Daniel J. MacDonald
I have often wondered to see how the merest dunce thinks himself qualified to condemn and ridicule revealed religion.
"Henry Martyn Saint and Scholar" by George Smith
Therefore, Christianity is a revealed religion.
"French Classics" by William Cleaver Wilkinson
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In poetry:

Mark first the robe abus'd Religion wore,
Story'd with griefs, and stain'd with human gore?
What various tortures, engines, fires, reveal,
Study'd, empower'd, and sanctify'd by zeal?
"An Epistle Of The Right Honourable Sir Robert Walpole" by Richard Savage

In news:

The Republic of Ireland is abandoning religion faster than almost every other country worldwide, a massive global survey on faith reveals.
A recent study from the Pew Forum on Religion and Life reveals that for the first time in our history, fewer than half of American adults say they are Protestant (48 percent).
It would also interfere with the freedom of religion of priests if they are compelled to reveal information conveyed during formal " confessions ".
"Revealed religion has no weight with me".
He has led the Denver Broncos to one improbable victory after another—defying his critics and revealing the deep-seated anxieties in American society about the intertwining of religion and sports.
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