Glossary

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Word Definition
carnal Relating to physical needs or appetites, especially as contrasted with spiritual or intellectual qualities.
castigated Criticized, rebuked, or severely punished.
catechisms The basic principles of a religion, generally presented using questions and answers.
Cause A term used in the Bahá’í writings to refer to the Bahá’í Faith, one which places emphasis on the religion’s social, institutional and eschatological dimensions.
certitude A sense of absolute conviction about something, especially of religious belief. The Bahá'í writings describe certitude as a state beyond faith, and the goal of all spiritual search.
charismatic exaltation A state of ecstasy attributed by practitioners to the belief that they are recipients of a form of divine grace.
commonweal The common welfare; the public good.
condign Well-deserved; fitting.
conversion The adoption of new beliefs, specifically a new religion.
corollary Something that is a natural consequence of something else.
corporeal Relating to or involving the physical body rather than the mind or spirit.
creed A formal summary of the principles of a religion.

One Common Faith

Prepared in 2005 under the supervision of the Universal House of Justice, this commentary reviews relevant passages from both the writings of Bahá’u’lláh and the scriptures of other faiths against the background of the contemporary religious crisis. (source: link)