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a picture, description, or imitation of a subject where certain characteristics are exaggerated to create a comic or grotesque effect
Protestant work ethic
religious emphasis on the necessity of constant work in a person's life as an expression of moral virtue
Daoist concept of following one's true nature and living such that one's deeds are natural, effortless, and moral
version of Existentialism which asserts that existence is the only certainty and belief in God is something we must choose
theory that the truth or meaning of an idea or a proposition lies in its observable practical consequences
leap of faith
Kierkegaard's notion that belief in God requires us to a commit to something that is not absolutely and conclusively proven
Christian theological concept that the course of one's life, including all the choices one will make, is already completely determined by an all-powerful, all-knowing God
philosophical position that all processes, phenomena, and objects/beings can be explained as manifestations or results of matter
call and response
musical interaction in which an idea is stated by one voice or instrument and responded to or echoed by others
analytical method of reasoning that asks a progression of questions in pursuit of the truth
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