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Was Arianism spread using musical jingles?

The source appears to be mostly St. Athanasius, who was a deacon in Alexandria at the time the Arian controversy broke out (and later the bishop of the same see). He writes in his Discourses Against ...
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Can or do Catholic religious education curricula teach children about other religions?

Should A Child Learn About Other Religions Before Confirmation? (Original question.) I do not believe the Church has an official stance on this issue, one way or the other, but logically it would seem ...
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In Mormonism, do persons ordained as Teachers in the Aaronic Priesthood have actual teaching duties?

EDIT: As of this annoucement, some parts of this answer are out of date. I'll keep it as it is now though for historical purposes. Yes Teachers usually do not teach on Sunday (unless assigned to ...
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When did the use of formal, seminary-type education begin and why?

The earliest mention we have to Cathedral Schools is from the Second Council of Toledo in 527; they were set up in order to guarantee the formation of priests after the fall of the Empire caused the ...
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From a Fundamentalist Church standpoint, what is its equivalent of a catechumen?

I would make a distinction between "catechumen" classes and religious education classes in general, such as Sunday School for children and Adult education classes such as Bible study groups. ...
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What do Christianity and Judaism have in common?

What Christianity and Judaism share is a part of salvation history, as presented in the Old Testament. Salvation History (in German Heilsgeschichte) seeks to understand the personal redemptive ...
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What do Christianity and Judaism have in common?

Jesus Christ is Jewish. Therefore we are connected to the Jewish faith because it is our faith with the addition of the teachings of Christ. Maybe better stated, the Jewish faith, is the history of ...
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What is the Catholic Church's position on a divorced man attending services

By "divorce" I assume you mean separation from your wife. This is not necessarily a sin; what lead to it might be, which is why you should consult a priest and confess your sins to him. To "remarry" ...
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Are Papal Encyclicals in Effect Unless Revoked (e.g., Acerbo Nimis)?

Are Papal Encyclicals in Effect Unless Revoked (e.g., Acerbo Nimis)? Not all papal encyclicals deal exclusively on faith and morals. Some deal with ecclesiastical discipline and as such Church ...
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What is the difference between a Bible College and a Seminary?

I've recently figured this out for myself. Bible Colleges typically offer Bachelor degrees, which some are accredited and some are not. Then, seminary is usually always referring to a graduate program ...
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Are there any denominations that teach their members how to hear God's voice better, as exemplified by the Apostles in Scripture?

In the Lutheran tradition, a more nuanced approach is taken on the matter. That is to say there is the possibility of ongoing inspiration, but one must hear it (i.e. discern it) as a lower level of ...
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Are there any denominations that teach their members how to hear God's voice better, as exemplified by the Apostles in Scripture?

Yes, this is a principle of great importance to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Recent Teachings In an April 2020 global conference, church president Russell M Nelson gave a discourse ...
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Are there any denominations that do not require pastors to be college educated?

Technically, many Evangelical Presbyterian bodies like the PCA allow for it in special circumstances. The reasoning is that there is a biblical basis for insisting that ministers be qualified, subject ...
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Are there any denominations that do not require pastors to be college educated?

Great Commission Churches (GCC) While I'd say* that most pastors for GC churches have some sort of degree, it is not at all a requirement. A relative of mine is a pastor for one of their churches and ...
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Are there any denominations that do not require pastors to be college educated?

Amish and some Mennonites practice this. I met a Beachy Amish pastor several years ago who was selected by "lot" without needing to go to college. This practice, I believe, is based on Acts 1:26 where ...
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What's the source of the "new world religion" memorandum signed in Strasbourg?

The document in the question is what is referred to in Wikipedia as 'complete bollocks', i.e. something so far detached from reality as to defy detailed refutation. The claims made in it are ...
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From a Fundamentalist Church standpoint, what is its equivalent of a catechumen?

Right of Passage At a certain age (entering teen-age years, usually) several religions hold catechism classes, at the end of which the prospective members of a church or synagogue affirm their belief (...
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