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  • Michael Guillén on Heddy Honigmann's Forever: If it is true that the etymological root of religion is the Latin religare - which means 'to tie, to fasten, to bind' - then perhaps it is memory itself that binds the living to the dead, accounting for what I've long accepted as the religiosity of memory.

    GreenCine Daily: SFIFF, 4/27.

  • But, to me at least, it does mean belief in and action upon a commonly-held system of principals or values; for if the word religion comes from the Latin word religare, "to bind fast", then for Unitarian Universalism to be a religion there must be something that binds us fast to our spiritual community.

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  • The word religion comes from the word "religare" -- to bind fast, to connect.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Religion (derived from the Latin religare, meaning 'to bind') binds people together.

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  • "religare," "to tie," in order to give it an etymological and derivative meaning in support of his statement, a controversial trick for which he is rebuked by Engels.

    Feuerbach: The roots of the socialist philosophy

  • The origin of the word is probably the Latin religare, to bind back.

    Religion and Morality

  • Religion (probably from the Latin religare, “to restrain”) is a set of beliefs; faith (from fidere, “to trust”) is the unquestioning trust in the truth of those beliefs.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • This twofold direction of the mind towards God is called _Religion_, a word derived from the Latin _religare_, for, as a moral being endowed with intelligence and freedom, man feels always a certain tendency to disengage himself from the physical order of terrestrial things, and to

    A Guide for the Religious Instruction of Jewish Youth

  • And Religion, from religare, signifies to tie or bind, because by true religion the soul is tied or bound, as it were, to God and His service.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • The objection that religio could not be derived from religare, a verb of the first conjugation, is not of great weight, when we call to mind that opinio omes from opinari, and rebellio from rebellare.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

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