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Born again Christian finally given rise after religious teaching (9)

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renascent

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'born again' is the definition.
The answer and definition are not the same part of speech. However, adjectives and past participle verbs can occasionally mean the same thing.

'christian finally given rise after religious teaching' is the wordplay.
'finally' indicates one should take the final letters.
'given' says to put letters next to each other.
'rise' becomes 'ascent' (synonyms).
'after' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'religious teaching' becomes 're' (religious education).
The last letter of 'christian' is 'n'.
'n' put next to 'ascent' is 'nascent'.
'nascent' after 're' is 'RENASCENT'.

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