A mode of writing, reading, or interpreting that operates on a symbolic, rather than literal, level.
A broad, diverse group of nations ruled by the government of a single nation.
A gospel is an account that describes the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
A West Semitic language, in which most of the Hebrew Bible is written except for parts of Daniel and Ezra. Hebrew is regarded as the spoken language of ancient Israel but is largely replaced by Aramaic in the Persian period.
Associated with a deity; exhibiting religious importance; set apart from ordinary (i.e. "profane") things.
German cleric usually considered to have formally launched the Protestant Reformation with his list of 95 "theses" itemizing grievances against the Roman Catholic Church, especially its sale of indulgences claimed to absolve individuals' sins.
A collection of first-century Jewish and early Christian writings that, along with the Old Testament, makes up the Christian Bible.
A sixteenth-century movement in Europe that questioned the authority of the Roman Catholic Church.