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  • Apostles —     Apostles     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Apostles     Under this title it may be sufficient to supply brief and essential information,     I. on the name Apostle ;     II. on its various meanings;     III. on the origin of the Apostolate;… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • apostles —    The biblical apostles were the leaders of the first generation of the Christian movement. In more recent times, various Protestant and other religious leaders have claimed the title as well.    The exalted status of the original apostles in… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • Apostles — Dieser Artikel oder Abschnitt ist nicht hinreichend mit Belegen (Literatur, Webseiten oder Einzelnachweisen) versehen. Die fraglichen Angaben werden daher möglicherweise demnächst gelöscht. Hilf Wikipedia, indem du die Angaben recherchierst und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Apostles —    The word apostles stems from the Greek apostellos and stands for to send forth. It refers to the 12 disciples of Christ who were charged with the mission to spread his word throughout the world. There are four biblical sources that give the… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • apostles — noun Letters dismissory …   Wiktionary

  • Apostles — n. disciples of Jesus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • apostles — a·pos·tle || É™ pÉ’sl n. one of the 12 disciples of Jesus; missionary of the early Christian church; one who spreads the teachings of Christianity; one who advances an important cause or idea …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Apostles — /əˈpɒsəlz/ (say uh posuhlz) plural noun Bible the, the twelve disciples sent forth by Christ to preach the gospel: Andrew, Bartholomew, John, James the Lesser, James the Greater, Jude, Matthew, Matthias (replacing Judas Iscariot), Peter, Philip,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • apostles — In English admiralty practice, a term borrowed from the civil law, denoting brief dismissory letters granted to a party who appeals from an inferior to a superior court, embodying a statement of the case and a declaration that the record will be… …   Black's law dictionary

  • apostles — Letters granted to an appellant in admiralty stating that the record will be transmitted from the lower court to the higher one; the twelve disciples and other early, valiant, and faithful believers and teachers of Christianity; a preacher or… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • APOSTLES — …   Useful english dictionary

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