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Glossary of Terms: P


Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

Panentheism

The idea that the universe is a part (though not the whole) of a god's being; this represents a middle way between classical theism (god is apart from the universe) and pantheism (the universe as a whole is god)

Pantheism

Idea that the universe as a whole is god; rationalist freethinker John Toland coined the adjective "pantheist" in 1705.

Passion Sunday

Passion Sunday

Pentacle

disc of copper or wood representing the earth, engraved with Wicca (witchcraft) symbols

Pentagram

five-pointed star, mystical symbol used for millennia to represent humanity

Pentecost

Pentecost

People of the Book

In Arabic “Ahl al-kitab;” name given frequently in the Quran to Jews and Christians, to distinguish them from heathens who had no scriptures

Pesach

Pesach

Pesach

Passover; one of three major pilgrimage festivals in Judaism, and held in the spring; commemoration of the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.

Pioneer Day

Pioneer Day

Pir

Persian word for elder or teacher; used for a murshid or spiritual director

Po

Po

Pogrom

"devastation" (Russian), mob violence against persons and property of a national, racial, or religious minority

Polytheism

Belief in many gods (as opposed to monotheism, belief in one god); the many gods may be subordinate to the highest god (as in Hinduism), or subordinate to a higher state (as in Buddhism)

Posadas Navidenas

Posadas Navidenas

Prasadam

"To sit inclined toward someone," referring to the grace of a god in Hinduism; in common ISKCON usage, prasadam is the food or flowers offered to a god and then distributed to worshipers.

Presidents Day

Presidents Day

Purim

Purim

Purim Katan

Purim Katan


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