Denomination means a class, or society of individuals, called by the same name, a sect or religious sub-group as a religious denomination. Denomination is also that by which anything is denominated or styled; an epithet; a name, designation, or title; especially, a general name indicating a class of like individuals; a category; as, the denomination of units, or of thousands, or of fourths, or of shillings, or of tons. In currency terms it is a unit in a series of units of weight, money, etc.
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- Where any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or smelling of something else.
- ...But is there any reason why we should be suffered to torment them [Animals]? Not that any I can see...The day has been, I grieve to say in many places it is not yet past, in which the greater part of the species, under the denomination of slaves, has been treated by the law exactly upon the same footing, as, in England for example, the inferior races of animals are still.
- Definitive stamp is a postage stamp issued as a regular stamp for the country or territory in which it is to be used. Denomination is the value of a postage stamp as printed on the face of the stamp. Denomination is not the same as the value of a stamp on the philatelic marker, which is usually different.
- Hans I. Bjelkhagen in: Holography and Philately: Postage Stamps with Holograms, Xlibris Corporation, 6 February 2014, p. 6
- Most religious practice in India is local and consists of multiple rituals and performances that intersect but do not overlap. … that a particular religious practice of any one of the numerically predominant religious denominations in India – Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist and Christian – will establish ritual and political dominance.
- Pradeep Chhibber in: Religious Practice and Democracy in India, Cambridge University Press, 17 July 2014, p. 1
- This denomination also affirmed, that Christ had not satisfied the divine justice nor made an explanation for the sins of men by his death and sufferings; but had signified to us by his meditation, that there was nothing in us that could offend the Deity...Helkesaites, a denomination which arose in the second century. They denied some parts of the old and new testament, did not own [[w:Saint Paul|Paul as an apostle.
- During the reign of King Ashoka, one of the ancient kings of India, there were actually eighteen denominations of Buddhism. All of them are now defunct except one. The only one that survived out of these eighteen is called Hinayana – the form of Buddhism prevalent today in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand. We could call it southern Buddhism. It is considered the oldest, strictest and purest form of Buddhism. For this reason it is also known as Theravada or the “Way of the Elders”. A newer denomination called Mahayana possibly emerged out of India in the first century BC, became a movement in China in the second century, traveled to South Korea and crossed over to Japan by the sixth century. Hence we could call it the Northern Buddhism.
- Steve Cioccolanti in: Buddha to Jesus: An Insider's View of Buddhism and Christianity, Monarch Books, 2010, p. 173
- In Mahayana Buddhism they are mixing some of the local belief systems with traditional Buddhism. They honour other Buddhas in addition to the historical Buddha. They add a mythology of ghosts, gods, goddesses, protecting spirits and so called Mahayana saints (Sanskrit: bodhisatvas)
- Steve Cioccolanti in: "Buddha to Jesus: An Insider's View of Buddhism and Christianity", p. 173-74
- Tibetan Buddhism emerged later in the seventh century, adding new scriptures with new instructions such as how to prepare the dying, Theravada stayed strictly with the original teachings of Buddha. Therefore it is considered the purest nikai or denomination.
- Steve Cioccolanti in: "Buddha to Jesus: An Insider's View of Buddhism and Christianity", P.178
- I am not at All fatalistic about my faith. I believe that those who believe “will go from strength to strength”(Psalm 84:7) and those who know their God "shall be strong and carry out great exploits.” (Daniel 11:32). But if we are approaching or in fact already in the Laodician age (symbolized by the last of the seven churches of Revelation, we must be on special guard on the pride of denomination and we must walk in Christian love. We need to be devoted to God’s Word everyday.
- Steve Cioccolanti in: "Buddha to Jesus: An Insider's View of Buddhism and Christianity", P.212-113
- Prakrit dialects were sufficiently cultivated by the Jain masters — both of the Shvetambara and the Digambara denominations. The early Prakrit works by Jain munis were religious and ethical, naturally leaving very little scope for the ...
- Amaresh Datta in: Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature, Volume 2, Sahitya Akademi, 1988, p. 1201
- Spiritual discipline is used in all Christian denominations and also within Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, as well as in other traditions and religions in order to describe the spiritual aspects of these religions or traditions or to refer to special groups or orientations within these religions or traditions.
- Elizabeth M. Dowling, W. George Scarlett in: Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development , SAGE Publications, 02-Nov-2005, p. 144
- In British India of the denominations, weights, and fineness specified..., each coin was to be a legal tender for the amount of its denomination.
- Benjamin Walter Fernando in: Ceylon Currency, British Period 1796-1936, Asian Educational Services, 1939, p. 12
- Although lay people vary widely in life style, denominations frequently attract people of particular races, ethnicity and social classes. Major denominations in the world include Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Shinto, and Taoism. Each is predominant in different areas. Christianity predominates in Europe, the Americas, and Australia and Oceania. Islam predominates in the Middle East and North Africa, and Hinduism predominates in India.
- Joan Ferrante in: Sociology: A Global Perspective, Cengage Learning, 1 January 2012, p. 367
- The divisions within Islam have existed for so long that Sunni and Shia have become recognized as established sects – groups that have broken from denominations or ecclesiae and have existed long enough to acquire a large following and widespread respectability...Today Shiite Islam predominates in the Islamic republic of Iran (95%) and Sunni Islam predominates in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (77%) and Afghanistan (80%)
- Joan Ferrante in:"Sociology: A Global Perspective", p. 367
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- Scientology has achieved full legal recognition as a religious denomination in the United States, particularly in Germany and Great Britain where government officials that Scientology is more a philosophy or commercial enterprise than a religion.
- Steven K. Green in: Paul Finkelman Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties, Routledge, 07-Nov-2013, p. 287
- I don't care what denomination you belong to, as long as you're embarrassed by it.
- Irving Greenberg, as quoted by Baruch Sienna in a 2006 review of Nothing Sacred : The Truth about Judaism (2003) by Douglas Rushkoff, and in "Across The Great Divide" by Jonathan Mark in The Jewish Week (3 September 2008).
- I was raised Catholic and I'm Presbyterian now, but I've always been a Christian, regardless of denomination. I believe that Jesus is the way.
- Some Indologists labeled the Hinduism they encountered polytheistic; others even coined new terms, like henotheism, to describe this baffling array of spiritual traditions. Few, however, have realized, and fewer still have written, that India's Sanatana Dharma, or "eternal faith, " known today as Hinduism and comprising nearly a billion followers, is a family of religions with four principal denominations Saivism, Shaktism, Vaishnavism and Smartism. This single perception is essential for understanding Hinduism and explaining it accurately to others. Contrary to prevailing misconceptions, Hindus all worship a one Supreme Being, though by different names. For Vaishnavites, Lord Vishnu is God. For Saivites, God is Siva. For Shaktas, Goddess Shakti is supreme. For Smartas, liberal Hindus, the choice of Deity is left to the devotee.
- The folkish-minded man, in particular, has the sacred duty, each in his own denomination, of making people stop just talking superficially of God's will, and actually fulfill God's will, and not let God's word be desecrated. For God's will gave men their form, their essence and their abilities. Anyone who destroys His work is declaring war on the Lord's creation, the divine will.
- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Ralph Mannheim translation, p. 562, quoted in: Kevin P. Spicer Antisemitism, Christian Ambivalence, and the Holocaust , Indiana University Press, 31-May-2007, p. 297
- According to the religious belief of the people of India as well as the people of other countries, the central place and meeting spot of all of their religious creeds are represented by enormous monuments which were erected by them and dedicated as the dwelling place of their gods and divinities...It is said that an Indian religious monuments is not necessarily a Hindu shrine. It can belong to any of the several religious denominations — Hindu, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh.
- Promsak Jermsawatdi in: Thai Art with Indian Influences, Abhinav Publications, 1 January 1979, p. 107
- ...how many different denominations of Christians are in our world. Every denomination implicitly or explicitly claims “we go by the Bible”, implying that others don't (quite) interpret the Bible correctly. Many congregations are so ashamed of the divisions in Christianity contrary to Jesus’s wish for unity.
- John (17:22f) quoted in: Eugene Hausmann Catholics Go by the Bible: Biblical Sources of Catholic Theology and Liturgy, WestBow Press, 30 May 2012, p. 121
- After lengthy consideration, my views have evolved sufficiently to support marriage equality legislation. This position doesn't require any religious denomination to alter any of its tenets; it simply forbids government from discrimination regarding who can marry whom.
- Tim Johnson in: Then there were 3: The Democratic holdouts on same-sex marriage, CBS News, 8 April 2013
- Rather than take out small denominations again and again, it makes sense to take out larger amounts every 2 to 3 days. Not only will this keep you from raking up fees, but you also won’t waste time in lines waiting for a free machine.
- Suzanne Rowan Kelleher in: Frommer's Ireland from $90 a Day, John Wiley & Sons, 12 April 2006, p. 31
- Repentance is an hearty sorrow for our pastmisdeeds, AND a sincere resolution and endeavour, to the utmost of our power, to conform all our actions to the law of God. So that repentance does not consist in one single act of sorrow, (though that being the first and leading act gives denomination to the whole,) but in "doing works meet for repentance" in a sincere obedience to the law of Christ, the remainder of our lives.
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- We are the same. There is no difference anywhere in the world. People are people. They laugh, cry, feel, and love, and music seems to be the common denomination that brings us all together. Music cuts through all boundaries and goes right to the soul.
- The traditional values they cherish– hard work, responsibility, self-control, the belief that life does not revolve around us – who is harmed by these values? How does promoting these values hurt anyone? The millions of Americans who share these values are tired of being constantly told that they need to keep their opinions to themselves. On issue after issue, they are expected to be tolerant of others. But increasingly, our culture is intolerant of them. This is not about imposing our religion on anyone. In America you have the right to worship any way you choose. That’s why virtually every faith and every denomination on Earth has a presence in our land. You have a right to not believe in God at all. But I believe Jesus Christ is God. I believe He loves every single human being that has ever lived, no matter what they have done, even if they don’t believe in Him. That’s why He suffered a brutal death and He resurrected from the dead, to erase the sins that separate us from Him.
- Senator Marco Rubio in: Press Releases: Rubio Delivers Remarks at Values Voter Summit, rubio.senate.gov, 15 October 2013
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- Hence the Sunday- school must be something more than a place for the pouring of so much religious information into the children's minds. … the attendance at which was very large, and included persons of nearly all denominations.
- All civil rights and the right to hold office were to be extended to persons of any Christian denomination.
- Roger Sherman in: America on the Cusp of God's Grace:The Biblical Connection to the Stars and Stripes, iUniverse, 10 November -2010, p. 366
- Designing banknotes is a unique art. Each nation has currency notes of various denominations. Each denomination may feature a different design. Most of the designs depict a nation’s culture and heritage...Coins are usually made for subunits of currencies, but several nations have issued coins for the lower denominations of their currencies. When the intrinsic value of the metal used to create the coin exceeds the legal value of the coin, some people collect the coins in large numbers and melt them to extract metal
- Tholoor M. Thomas in: Inside the Foreign Exchange Universe: (An Essential Guide to Forex), Author House, 24 December 2013, p. 48
- The predominant religious denomination in Indian society is the Hindu. Other religious denominations comprise the Muslims, Christians, Zorastrians (Parsis), Buddhists. The Muslims constitute a very significant minority of the population.
- Willem Adriaan Veenhoven in: Case Studies on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Volume Two: A World Survey, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 01-Sep-1975, p. 168
- The Japanese interpreted all the teachings and disciplines of Buddhism spiritually and based their practice on this understanding. Thus no Japanese denomination at present actually follows the teachings and disciplines of original Buddhism, and no Japanese denomination has ever imposed disciplines as strict as those observed by Theravada monks in Southeast Asia.
- Takeuchi Yoshinori in: Buddhist Spirituality: Later China, Korea, Japan, and the Modern World, Motilal Banarsidass Publisher, 1 January 2003, p. 142