The word zealot comes from the Greek term zelos, which means "zeal" or "enthusiasm." In general, the word is used to refer to anyone who shows great dedication or enthusiasm for a cause, particularly a religious cause.
The label Zealot was also applied to adherents of an early Jewish group or doctrine which worked for the independence of Jews from Roman rule.
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What is the Philosophy of Religion?
Sometimes confused with theology, the Philosophy of Religion is the philosophical study of religious beliefs, religious doctrines, religious arguments and religious history. The line between theology and the philosophy of religion isn't always sharp, but the primary difference is that theology tends to be apologetical in nature, committed to the defense of particular religious positions, whereas Philosophy of Religion is committed to the investigation of religion itself, rather than the truth of any particular religion.