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Glossary of Religion

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l'chaim
(Hebrew, "To life"). A Jewish toast.
Lambeth Conferences
Conferences of Anglican bishops from around the world, first instituted in 1867.
lashon kodesh
(Hebrew, "the holy tongue"). Hebrew.
Latin cross
Cross with an upright bar longer than the cross bar; the primary symbol of Christianity.
li
(Chinese) ritual norms
Ling-pao P'ai
(Chinese, "School of the Magic Jewel"). Movement within religious Taoism based on Ling-pao Ching. Influenced by Buddhist devotion to bodhisattvas, it teaches that liberation depends on help from deities (t'ien-tsun). A central ritual is a formal fast (chai).
Lion of Judah
Symbol of the tribe of Judah; used in Judaism and Rastafarianism
lotus
The flower that is rooted in the mud but blooms pristinely above the water represents non-attachment to the world in Hinduism and Buddhism.
lulav
Interwoven branches of palm, willow, and myrtle used in the Sukkot celebration.
Lutheranism
One of the largest Protestant Christian denominations, based on the teachings of Martin Luther in the 1500s.
Luther, Martin
(1483-1546) German monk and professor whose questioning of church practices led to the Protestant Reformation.

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