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Quaran

Also known as the Koran. It is the sacred book of the Muslims filled with revelations purported to be given to the prophet Muhammad by God to form the foundation for Islam.

Quartodecimans

Some churches, especially those of Asia, were called by this name by those who disagreed with them for their practice of observing the Passion of Christ on the date of the Passover. The fourteenth of Nisan falls on random days of the week according to the Jewish calander; most churches opted to celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ on the Sunday after the full moon of spring.  The controversy between the two dates is known as the Paschal Controversy, which led to the great majority declaring that the Lord's resurrection should be celebrated on Sunday, and the paschal fast should end on that day.1

1Ferguson, Everett. Church History Volume One: From Christ to Pre-Reformation. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2005.


Quatodecimanism

The practice of celebrating Easter on the same day as Passover

Quicken

Manifestation of life

Quirinal

One of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built which denotes the Italian civil authority and government.

Quirinus

The ancient Roman god of war identified with deified Romulus, an embodiment of the Roman nation.

Quirites

Ancient roman citizens acting in civil capacity

Quodlibet

A theological point of debate with subtle or elaborate argument.