Denominations / Movements / Religions / Beliefs

British Sign Language (BSL) translations of terminology for denominations, movements, religions, and beliefs.

Abrahamic Religions

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Abrahamic Religions. A faith (notably Christian, Jewish and Muslim) of which Abraham is the founding father and which stresses his obedience to God.

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Adoptionism / Dynamic Monarchianism

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Adoptionism. A heretical teaching which believes that Jesus was an ordinary human being until he was adopted by God and became divine by adoption. In this teaching Jesus was either adopted by God at baptism or resurrection.

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Amish

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Amish. An American Protestant group, descended from Europeans who settled there in the eighteenth century to escape persecution. They place high value on family and community and live simple lives, working the land and relying on God.

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Anglican and The Anglican Communion

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Anglican and The Anglican Communion. An Anglican Church is one that recognises the Archbishop of Canterbury as Spiritual head. The Anglican Communion is the fellowship of Anglican Churches around the world.

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Apocatastasis

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Apocatastasis. The belief that ultimately all living beings will be saved (go to Heaven)

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Apostate / Apostasy / Apostasies

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Apostate / Apostasy / Apostasies. An Apostate is someone who renounces a political or religious belief.

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Baptist (Denomination)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Baptist (Denomination). A branch of the Christian church that emphasises the significance of baptism for those who are personally able to profess their faith.

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Bibliolatry

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Bibliolatry. The worship or idolatry of a book. Bibliolatry in Christianity refers to people who ascribe extreme inerrancy to the Bible, or have extreme dedication, deference, or reverence to it. Bibliolatry from the Greek βιβλίον biblion, “book” and the suffix -λατρία -latria, “worship”

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Calvinism

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Calvinism. A branch of Protestantism that follows the teachings of John Calvin.

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catholic (small C)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of catholic (small C). When the C is capitalised, Catholic refers to the Catholic Church, or Anglo Catholic. With a lower-case “c,” catholic means “universal” and “inclusive.” It might include a variety of things eg taste in music that embraces a range of genres.

See also: Roman Catholic and Anglo Catholic

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Cessationism

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Cessationism. The belief that spiritual gifts ceased to be given by God (whether after the apostles died or within the next few hundred years) and are therefore no longer available to the church.

See also: Continuationism

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Charismatic movement

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Charismatic movement. A movement of Christians who experience the Holy Spirit by receiving spiritual gifts (charisms) such as ‘speaking in tongues’, healing others and making prophesies. Charismatics can be found in any Christian denomination.

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Christadelphian

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Christadelphian. A faith which identifies with the earliest 1st century Christians. Their beliefs are similar, but not in line with, mainstream Christian denominations. Specifically, they don’t believe in a Trinitarian God.

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Christian

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Christian. A person who believes that Jesus is the Son of God and tries to follow his teachings and example.

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Christian Socialism

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Christian Socialism. The movement now known as ‘Christians on the Left’ seeks to apply the beliefs of Christianity with the politics of left-wing economics and politics.

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Christianity

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Christianity. A religion based on believing, trusting and following the teachings of Jesus Christ.

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Church of England

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Church of England. A mainstream Christian Anglican denomination operating in England and Europe.

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Complementarianism

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Complementarianism. The belief that the roles of men and women in the family, church and society, are different and complementary.

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Continuationism

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Continuationism. The belief that spiritual gifts continue to be given by God and are therefore still available to the church.

See also: Cessationism

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