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19 January 2007 @ 01:23 pm
Words I Had to Lookup  
From Michelle Goldberg's Kingdom Coming

ascetic - religious self-denial

jeremiad - prolonged lamentation or complaint

exurban - beyond the suburbs, mostly wealthy

samizdat - undergound, selfpublished from CCCP (Soviet Union)

anodyne - relieves pain: soothing

redux - adj. brought back, revived

antediluvian - period before the biblical flood

voluble - smooth in speech, glib

risible - capable of laughing or inclined to laugh

palingenetic - 1. The doctrine of transmigration of souls; metempsychosis.
2. Biology. The repetition by a single organism of various stages in the evolution of its species during embryonic development.

outré - Highly unconventional; eccentric or bizarre (as in art)

antinomianism - Theology. The doctrine or belief that the Gospel frees Christians from required obedience to any law, whether scriptural, civil, or moral, and that salvation is attained solely through faith and the gift of divine grace.
Vanda Paulino de Noronhasabyne on January 19th, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC)
Just a little note to mention that antinomianism may be applied to all religions, not just Christianism. Tantra, for example, is antinomian in relation to Hinduism. Or certain strands of Sufism, in Islam.

That's pretty much all I studied in my MA, so, yeah :D
A Piece of My ♥: moon ~ lg full over waterprettyedy on January 20th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the note. I find it disturbing that religion is so often used to put it's believers apart from civil laws and public conventions. Jonestown comes to mind as an extreme.

I am a bit embarrassed that I didn't know "anodyne" and "redux". I know I had heard them before I'd read the book.