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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

  • 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 | dallasnews.com

  • 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

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • 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

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