Paganism

Paganism is a broad group of indigenous and historical polytheistic religious traditions—primarily those of cultures known to the classical world. In a wider sense, paganism has also been understood to include any non-Abrahamic, folk, or ethnic religion. Modern ethnologists often avoid referring to non-classical and non-European, traditional and...
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Paganism

• (n.) The state of being pagan; pagan characteristics; esp., the worship of idols or false gods, or the system of religious opinions and worship maintained by pagans; heathenism.
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paganism

(from the article `celibacy`) In the great pagan religions of the ancient Mediterranean, celibacy was practiced in various contexts. In Rome the institution of the Vestal Virgins, ... ...power not only over man but also over nature. The gods take care of the world and of mankind, and their intentions toward mankind are normally ... [...
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Paganism

(Lat. pagus, village) The term probably reverts to the designation of villagers who had not yet been reached by the missionary propaganda emanating from populous centers. Fourth-century Christians employed the term to refer to those faiths and practices outside the circumference of the Christian faith. -- V.F.
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paganism

pagan religion noun any of various religions other than Christianity or Judaism or Islamism
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Paganism

Pa'gan·ism (-ĭz'm) noun [ Latin paganismus : confer French paganisme . See Pagan , and confer Painim .] The state of being pagan; pagan characteristics; esp., the worship of idols or false gods, or the system of religious opinions and worship maintained by pagans; hea...
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paganism

paganism 1. A pagan spirit or attitude in religious or moral questions. 2. The beliefs or practices of pagans. 3. The state of being pagan; pagan characteristics; especially, the worship of idols or false gods, or the system of religious opinions and worship maintained by pagans; heathenism. 4. The word, paganism is attested, or affirmed, by some...
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paganism

[n] - any of various religions other than Christianity or Judaism or Islamism
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