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  • noun Plural form of adherent.


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  • The most important figure today in the Anglican Communion, a worldwide federation of churches with some 75 million adherents, is probably a man few people in the West know anything about: Archbishop Peter Jasper Akinola, of Nigeria.

    Defender of the Faith

  • But after eight years of a botched military solution that has cost the United States hundreds of billions of dollars, thousands of lives and no appreciable decrease in adherents to terrorist organizations, I think it’s well past time that we closed the book on the “post-9/11 mentality.”

    The Detroit Bomber and the Post-9/11 Mentality | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • The overwhelming multitudes of their adherents are here seeking a life of opportunity and liberty in the "land of the free and the home of the brave."

    Rev. Chuck Freeman: Why Help Build a Mosque I Have Core Differences With?

  • I mean, compared to a religion that mandates its equivalent of baptized adherents to carry a knife and iron band at all times (Sikhism) or spiritual growth through repeated readings of questionably sourced books, or even some relatively well-recognized if unusual actions (Emo!)

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Herd of Individualists, Wolfman Edition

  • At its heart, the Christian faith calls adherents to embody the values of God's kingdom --justice, mercy, and love--in the midst of our world--to be the body of Christ in the world.

    TEXAS FAITH: Misunderstanding (my) religion | RELIGION Blog |

  • We find "true believers" as Carse calls adherents to belief systems struggling against a real or imagined other, but ultimately also struggling against the challenge to their beliefs that comes from within.

    The Religious Case Against Belief

  • Indeed, for many of its adherents, that is precisely naturalism's point.

    Naturalism in the Philosophy of Mathematics

  • He said the adherents should be arrested and charged And a group of 16 Kanu MPs yesterday laid the blame for the existence of Mungiki squarely at the doors of the Government.

    Five Killed in Mungiki Mayhem

  • He called their attention to the injuries of his family, the duty of avenging which had devolved upon himself; urged his claim to the vacant throne; made them the most liberal offers, in case of their acknowledgment of him; and concluded by reminding them, that many of his adherents were their own near kinsmen.

    Coronation Anecdotes

  • The doctrines of Seleucus and his adherents were the source of another series of errors taught by some of their disciples who called themselves Prolinianites or

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock


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