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Christianity(Encyclopedia)Christianity, religion founded in Palestine by the followers of Jesus. One of the world's major religions, it predominates in Europe and the Americas, where it has been a powerful historical force and...
Ascension(Encyclopedia)Ascension sn´chn [key], island (1998 pop. 712), 34 sq mi (88 sq km), in the S Atlantic, NW of Saint Helena and belonging to the British St. Helena overseas territory. Georgetown is the main set...
Ascension(Encyclopedia)Ascension, name usually given to the departure of Jesus from earth as related in the Gospels according to Mark (16) and Luke (24) and in Acts 1.1–11. The annual commemoration of this is one of the p...
right ascension(Encyclopedia)right ascension, in astronomy, one of the coordinates in the equatorial coordinate system. The right ascension of a celestial body is the angular distance measured eastward from the vernal equinox alo...
Ascension Island(Encyclopedia)Ascension Island, Caroline Islands: see Pohnpei.
In(Encyclopedia)In, symbol for the element indium.
Isaiah, Ascension of(Encyclopedia)Isaiah, Ascension of: see Pseudepigrapha.
Ch'in(Encyclopedia)Ch'in chn [key], dynasty of China, which ruled from 221 BC to 206 BC The word China is derived from Ch'in, the first dynasty to unify the country by conquering the warring feudal states of the late ...
Acts of the Apostles(Encyclopedia)Acts of the Apostles, book of the New Testament. It is the only 1st-century account of the expansion of Christianity in its earliest period. It was written in Greek anonymously as early as c.AD 65, bu...
orders in council(Encyclopedia)orders in council, in British government, orders given by the sovereign on the advice of all or some of the members of the privy council, without the prior consent of Parliament. Orders in council, fi...
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