R.S. Key Words

Explaing Key Word needed for KS3 R.S examinations


R.S Key Words

Theist = Someone who believes that God exists.

Atheist = Someone who believes that God doesn't exist.

Agnostic = Someone who believes we cannot know if God exists.

Monotheist = Someone who believes in only one God.

Polytheist = Someone who believes in many Gods.

Omnibenevolence /Omnibenevolence = All - loving (both of these words contain the letters e, o, v, l which make love, as in, loving)

Omniscience / Omniscient = All - knowing (Scientific knowledge is a good way to remember this one!)

Omnipotence / Omnipotent = All - powerful (These words both contain the letter p which will help you remember that they mean all - powerful)

Interdependence = The belief that everything that exists depends on other things.

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Stewardship = The belief that humans are responsible for looking after the world for God.

Khalifa = The Arabic term for Stewardship.

Sewa = Sikh term for selfless service.

Gurdwara = Sikh place of worship.

Mosque = Muslim place of worship.

Church / Cathedral = Christian place of worship.

Mandir = Hindu place of worship.

Vihara = Buddhist place of worship.

Synagogue = Jewish place of worship.

Langar = Where food is eaten in the Gurudwara.

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Diwan Hall / Darbar Sahib = Where worship happens in the Gurdwara.

Minaret = The tower on a Mosque, where the call to prayer (adhan) is made.

Pesach = Hebrew name for Passover

Haggadah = The book from which the story of the Passover is told; contains the narrative of the Isralite exodus* from Egypt, special blessings and rituals and special Passover songs.

Exodus = An exodus is when a large group of people move from one place to another. The Book of Exodus in the Tenakh* (and Bible) tells the story of the Exodus of the Isralites from Egypt.

Tenakh = The Jewish Holy Scripture (Christians call it The Old Testament).

Seder Meal = The meal that is held on the first night of Pesach.

Seder Plate = The symbolic plate of food used during the Seder Meal.

Charoset = A mix of nuts, spices and apples - resembles mortar.

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Moses = Led the Isralites out of Egypt and recieved the Torah from G-d.

Muhammad (pubh)= Final prophet in Islam, received the Qur'an.

Jesus = Founder of Christianity, believed to be the son of God.

Guru Nanak Dev Ji= Founder of Sikhism and 1st of the 11 Gurus (Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Guru Angad Dev Ji, Gur Amar Das Ji, Guru Ram Das Ji, Guru Arjan Dev Ji, Guru Hargobind Ji, Guru Har Rai Ji, Guru Har Krishan Ji, Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, Guru Gobind Singh Ji and Guru Granth Sahib Ji)

Buddha = Founder of Buddhism, born Siddharta Gautama.

Judgement = The ability to come to decisions intelligently.

Integrity  = Being trustworthy and having clear moral principles.

Determination = Not giving up when things get challenging.

Religious Experience = An experience of God or Ultimate Reality (e.g. a vision of God)- usually a very significant event for the individual involved.

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