Means “running around or jumping.” Refers to a period of adolescence for some members of the Amish that begins around the age of sixteen and ends when a youth chooses baptism within the Amish church or instead leaves the community.
A term used by some religious groups to allege a general fallen state of traditional Christianity. Claims that this fallen state is not representative of the faith founded by Jesus and promulgated through his twelve Apostles.
Name of the movement started by John and Charles Wesley and a handful of other students at Oxford University in which they devoted themselves to a rigorous search for holiness and service to others.
The more traditional style of worship among Quakers. Participants gather together in “expectant waiting” for divine leadings. Sometimes a meeting is entirely silent, sometimes quite a few people speak.
An ancient prophet who buried the sacred history of the Americas compiled by his father, Mormon, in New York, in the early fifth century C.E. He later appeared to Joseph Smith as an angel to direct him to the burial site.
Term used to refer to several unaffiliated religious movements that hold that grave defects were introduced by Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christians into Christianity. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is an example.
Sacred text for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Contains contains five sections: Selections from the Book of Moses, The Book of Abraham, Joseph Smith—Matthew, Joseph Smith—History and The Articles of Faith.
Responsible for the creation of an American non-governmental group that sent aid to Europe after World War II. Today, the organization works with partners in 50 countries to help people grow food, improve health, strengthen communities, end conflict, build livelihoods and recover from disasters. It is one of the largest Protestant charity groups of its kind.