Introducing World Religions:
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Name given by German biblical scholars to a hypothetical source (German quelle) document from which synoptic gospel authors drew material.


Short-lived Chinese dynasty (221-207) during which the philosophy of Legalism took root, predicated on the notion that human nature is fundamentally bad.


Recital; name of the Muslim holy scripture.

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