• Festival of Tabernacles

    The Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkot is a week-long festival commemorating the 40-year journey of the Israelites in the wilderness.

  • Fidelity

    Faithfulness to a person
  • Form criticism

    A form of scholarship where classification of the genres of texts is used to trace the evolution of literary units back from their present written form to their original form - usually an oral proclamation - in order to identify their original life situations and social contexts.

  • Fundamentalism

    An approach to the Bible that see that what it says is always and only literally true as stated.  This is not the understanding of other Catholics. In a broader context it is also, beginning in the late nineteenth century, a movement in which a few Protestant preachers/writers sought ot reduce Christianity to a small number of 'fundamental' beliefs.  One of these was a literal interpretation of the Bible.