Goddess of revenge. Means "Downfall," a challenge too great to overcome.
People who by virtue of their birth, hold the highest rank of title in a society.
Study of persuasive speech and writing techniques.
Natural Philosophy or Science
Refers to the life sciences.
Focused on improving ones life, with the acceptance of pleasures and troubles with a sense of moderation and patience.
Joins the Christian idea of spirit to Platonic Idealism
Deduction and Induction
Are logical patterns of inquiry.
Tests an idea or observation against a general law.
Works from a particular observation to form a general law.
Involves making deductions from general principles or observations.
Penitence/ absolution, and Repentance/ salvation
both refer to the process of atoning for sin and being rewarded with forgiveness for doing so.
The people who are selected by God for protection or salvation.
involves giving up lifes luxuries and sexual relations to devote themselves to God.
The Mystical Experience
intuitive knowledge of God. The belief that God exists.
was the church's organized campaign against heresy. This threatened its authority.
recognizes no essential ideas or objects.
all things in the universe work run according to Gods pre arranged plan.
involves a direct experience of God's existence and of his divine plan.
refers to God's plan for the universe. A Christian fate.
the belief that we can know God by observing the order of the universe.
middle-of-the-road or generally accepted position.
A form of Christian faith outside the organized Church
Primacy of spirit over matter
Another term for platonic idealism
people who believed that the most important truths in life were far too great for us to understand.
to pursue an idea, whether or not it can be achieved
someone with great regard for worldly possessions
A person who adores nature, that thinks of nature as the physical presence of God.
when countries created colonies in other lands
representing what is real
The study of human breeding
preserving or keeping oneself from destruction or harm
The struggle for survival
the process by which an animal preserves itself. Often involves violence against other animals
an economic system based on private ownership of capital
Clashes of ideas through time
Involves a thesis and antithesis evolving into a synthesis
Collective ways of living
Cooperative efforts for the common good. Sharing both the work and profits
A form of government where the ruler has the absolute power.
A country governed by a dictator.
Cruel and oppressive governments or rules.
exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one
People who seize power from a centralized government and replace it with communal rule.
Science of Darwin
Refers to his theory of evolution and the doctrine of Social Darwinism.
representing what is real
any person who takes the law into his or her own hands.
Systematic violence employed by a part of the governing power structure against a specific population.