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African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction  

Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2014
Published Online: 
Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780199380770
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195182897.001.0001
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book
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9780195182897
African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction explores the history and circumstances of African American religion through three examples: conjure, African American ... More
African Religions: A Very Short Introduction

African Religions: A Very Short Introduction  

Jacob K. Olupona

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
Published Online: 
Feb 2014
eISBN: 
9780199375264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199790586.001.0001
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book
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9780199790586
African Religions: A Very Short Introduction offers a wide-ranging look at the myriad indigenous religious traditions on the African continent, drawing on archeological ... More
Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction  

Robin Le Poidevin

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777684
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575268.001.0001
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book
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9780199575268
Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction asks if there is more to agnosticism than merely the absence of belief. What is agnosticism? Who were the first to call themselves ... More
Angels: A Very Short Introduction

Angels: A Very Short Introduction  

David Albert Jones

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777301
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199547302.001.0001
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book
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9780199547302
Angels: A Very Short Introduction outlines prominent stories and speculations about angels in Judaism, Islam, Christianity, and post-Christian spiritualties. What are angels? ... More
Anglicanism: A Very Short Introduction

Anglicanism: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark Chapman

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2006
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776243
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192806932.001.0001
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book
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9780192806932
Anglicanism: A Very Short Introduction highlights the diversity of contemporary Anglicanism by exploring its history, theology, and structures. Although originally united by ... More
Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction

Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Steven Beller

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2015
Published Online: 
Oct 2015
eISBN: 
9780191792335
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198724834.001.0001
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book
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9780198724834
Antisemitism, as hatred of Jews and Judaism, has been a central problem of Western civilization for millennia. Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction untangles the history of the ... More
The Apocryphal Gospels: A Very Short Introduction

The Apocryphal Gospels: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Foster

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777141
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199236947.001.0001
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9780199236947
The Apocryphal Gospels: A Very Short Introduction explores their origins, discovery, and discusses how the various texts have been interpreted both by the Church and beyond. ... More
Thomas Aquinas: A Very Short Introduction

Thomas Aquinas: A Very Short Introduction  

Fergus Kerr

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777387
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199556649.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199556649
Thomas Aquinas: A Very Short Introduction is an introduction to this early thirteenth century Italian Catholic priest's work. Placing Aquinas in an historical context, it ... More
Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

Atheism: A Very Short Introduction  

Julian Baggini

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775925
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804242.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192804242
Atheism is often considered to be a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief that is characterized by a rejection of values and purpose and a fierce opposition to religion. Atheism: A Very ... More
Augustine: A Very Short Introduction

Augustine: A Very Short Introduction  

Henry Chadwick

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776762
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854520.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192854520
Augustine: A Very Short Introduction traces the development of Augustine's thought, discussing his reaction to the thinkers before him, and themes such as freedom, creation, ... More
The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

The Bible: A Very Short Introduction  

John Riches

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776304
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853431.001.0001
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book
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9780192853431
The Bible: A Very Short Introduction looks at the importance accorded to the Bible by different communities and cultures. Why has the Bible generated such a variety of uses and ... More
The Book of Common Prayer: A Very Short Introduction

The Book of Common Prayer: A Very Short Introduction  

Brian Cummings

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2018
Published Online: 
Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842160
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803928.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198803928
The Book of Common Prayer is one of the most influential books in history. For nearly six centuries, it has formed the order of worship for established Christianity in England, and is now ... More
The Book of Mormon: A Very Short Introduction

The Book of Mormon: A Very Short Introduction  

Terryl L. Givens

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365678
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195369311.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780195369311
The Book of Mormon: A Very Short Introduction examines the Book of Mormon primarily in terms of the claims that its narrators make for its historical genesis, its purpose as a ... More
Buddha: A Very Short Introduction

Buddha: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Carrithers

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776779
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854537.001.0001
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book
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9780192854537
The Buddha: A Very Short Introduction examines the complex and sometimes conflicting information that Buddhist texts give about the life and teaching of the Buddha. What can we ... More
Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Damien Keown

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778353
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199663835.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199663835
Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the workings of Buddhism in daily life. It looks at the distinctive features of ... More
Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction  

Damien Keown

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775994
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804570.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192804570
Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction illustrates how Buddhism might approach a range of fascinating dilemmas confronting the modern world, ethical moral issues ranging ... More
Calvinism: A Very Short Introduction

Calvinism: A Very Short Introduction  

Jon Balserak

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191815263
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198753711.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198753711
Calvinism: A Very Short Introduction explores major ideas associated with the Calvinist system of thought. Beginning during the Protestant Reformation in cities like Zurich, ... More
Catholicism: A Very Short Introduction

Catholicism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Gerald O'Collins

Print Publication Year: 
May 2017
Published Online: 
May 2017
eISBN: 
9780191838521
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198796855.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198796855
Despite a long history of external threats and internal strife, the Roman Catholic Church remains a vast and influential presence in our modern world. But what were its origins, and how has ... More
Christian Art: A Very Short Introduction

Christian Art: A Very Short Introduction  

Beth Williamson

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2004
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775772
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803283.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192803283
Christian Art: A Very Short Introduction explores the work of major artists such as Memling, Holbein, El Greco, and Rossetti, and well-known examples including the frescoes of ... More
Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction  

D. Stephen Long

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777523
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199568864.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199568864
Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction presents a discussion of the relationship between Christian ethics, modern, and postmodern ethics, and explores practical issues ... More
Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

Christianity: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Linda Woodhead

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
Published Online: 
Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780943
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199687749.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199687749
At a time when Christianity is flourishing in the Southern hemisphere but declining in much of the West, Christianity: A Very Short Introduction offers an important overview of the world's ... More
Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction  

Daniel K. Gardner

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2014
Published Online: 
Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780190236809
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780195398915
To understand China, it is essential to understand Confucianism. First formulated in the sixth century bce, the teachings of Confucius would come to dominate Chinese society, politics, ... More
The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Timothy H. Lim

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191824586
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779520.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198779520
The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short introduction discusses the cultural significance of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the religious, political, and legal ... More
The Devil: A Very Short Introduction

The Devil: A Very Short Introduction  

Darren Oldridge

Print Publication Year: 
May 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777776
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199580996.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199580996
Focussing specifically on the Christian Devil, The Devil: A Very Short Introduction explores the many guises and roles he played in the Bible. He has fascinated writers and theologians ... More
Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction  

Malise Ruthven

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776953
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199212705.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199212705
Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction investigates its historical, social, religious, political, and ideological roots, and tackles the polemic and stereotypes surrounding ... More
The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction

The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

Tod Linafelt

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2016
Published Online: 
May 2016
eISBN: 
9780190262679
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195300079.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780195300079
The Hebrew Bible, or Christian Old Testament, can be celebrated as among the classics of world literature. The stories of Jacob and David present the earliest surviving examples of literary ... More
Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction

Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Kim Knott

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
Published Online: 
Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191807602
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745549.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198745549
Hinduism is practised by nearly 80 per cent of India’s population, and around 70 million people outside India. Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction offers an overview of this major religion, ... More
Humanism: A Very Short Introduction

Humanism: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Law

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777363
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199553648.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199553648
Humanism: A Very Short Introduction explores how humanism uses science and reason to make sense of the world, looking at how it encourages individual moral responsibility and ... More
Islam: A Very Short Introduction

Islam: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Malise Ruthven

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778261
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199642878.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199642878
Islam: A Very Short Introduction examines why Islam has such major divisions between movements such as the Shi'ites, the Sunnis, and the Wahhabis, and the central importance of ... More
Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction

Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction  

Adam J. Silverstein

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777264
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199545728.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199545728
Why does Islamic history matter? Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction answers this question by introducing the story of Islamic history, the controversies surrounding its study, and ... More
Jesus: A Very Short Introduction

Jesus: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard Bauckham

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777691
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575275.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199575275
Jesus: A Very Short Introduction explores the figure of Jesus through the four Gospels of the New Testament. These ancient texts provide historical evidence for his life and ... More
Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction

Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction  

David N. Myers

Print Publication Year: 
May 2017
Published Online: 
May 2017
eISBN: 
9780190660345
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199730988.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199730988
For millennia, Jews have defied odds by overcoming the travails of exile, persecution, and recurring plans for their annihilation. Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction points to two ... More
Judaism: A Very Short Introduction

Judaism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Norman Solomon

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2014
Published Online: 
Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199687350.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199687350
Who are the Jews? What does the term ‘Jewish’ mean? How has Judaism developed? How will Judaism change in the future? Judaism: A Very Short Introduction outlines the basics of practical ... More
Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction

Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction  

Joseph Dan

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365616
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195327052.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195327052
Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction looks at the history and character of the systems developed by adherents of the Kabbalah and examines the key ancient texts of this ... More
The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

The Koran: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Cook

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776311
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192853448
The Koran: A Very Short Introduction explores the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in traditional Muslim culture, by looking at the Koran as codex, as ... More
Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction  

Scott H. Hendrix

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777653
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199574339.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199574339
Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction details Luther's life, writings, world, and legacy. It explains the religious reformation and his importance, emphasizing the political ... More
Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction

Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction  

Jolyon Mitchell

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777882
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199585236.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199585236
Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction provides a historical analysis of the concept of martyrdom to shed light on how it has evolved and the different ways in which it is used ... More
Miracles: A Very Short Introduction

Miracles: A Very Short Introduction  

Yujin Nagasawa

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2017
Published Online: 
Nov 2017
eISBN: 
9780191809361
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198747215.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198747215
What exactly is a miracle? What types of miracles are believed in the world’s great religions? What do recent scientific findings tell us about miracles? Can we rationally believe that ... More
Monasticism: A Very Short Introduction

Monasticism: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen J. Davis

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
Published Online: 
Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191788321
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717645.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198717645
Monasticism is a social and religious phenomenon that originated in antiquity, which remains relevant in the 21st century. Monasticism: A Very Short Introduction discusses the history of ... More
Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction

Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard Lyman Bushman

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365562
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195310306.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195310306
Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction sets out to examine a religion with over 12 million adherents that still baffles outsiders nearly 170 years after the founder' death. How ... More
Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction

Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan A.C. Brown

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777417
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199559282.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199559282
Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction provides an introduction to the major aspects of Muhammad's life and its importance, giving both the Muslim and Western historical ... More
The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction  

Luke Timothy Johnson

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365807
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199735709
The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction locates the New Testament in its historical and literary context and explains why the religious experiences of the first Christians ... More
The New Testament As Literature: A Very Short Introduction

The New Testament As Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

Kyle Keefer (ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365500
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195300208.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780195300208
The New Testament as Literature: A Very Short Introduction uses a literary framework — plot, character, narrative, and genre — to illuminate the language, structure, and ... More
The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction

The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael D. Coogan

Print Publication Year: 
May 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365531
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195305050.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195305050
The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction explains the differences between the Bible of Jewish tradition and the Old Testament of Christianity, and also examines the ... More
Paganism: A Very Short Introduction

Paganism: A Very Short Introduction  

Owen Davies

Print Publication Year: 
May 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777110
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199235162.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199235162
This Very Short Introduction explores the meaning of paganism from the ancient world to the present day through a chronological overview of attitudes towards its practices and ... More
Paul: A Very Short Introduction

Paul: A Very Short Introduction  

E. P. Sanders

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776755
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854513.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192854513
Paul is the most powerful human personality in the history of the Church. A missionary, theologian, and religious genius, in his epistles he laid the foundations on which later Christian ... More
Pentecostalism: A Very Short Introduction

Pentecostalism: A Very Short Introduction  

William K. Kay

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777677
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199575152.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199575152
Pentecostalism: A Very Short Introduction outlines the origins and growth of Pentecostalism, looking at the theological aspects of the movement and also the sociological ... More
Protestantism: A Very Short Introduction

Protestantism: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark A. Noll

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777455
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199560974.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199560974
Protestantism: A Very Short Introduction presents a history of Protestantism beginning with the founding of Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, and Anabaptist churches in the ... More
Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction

Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction  

Francis J Bremer

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365630
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195334555.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195334555
Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction traces the development, triumph, and decline of the Puritan world and examines the Puritan legacy in American history. It charts the rise ... More
The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction

The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction  

Pink Dandelion

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776915
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199206797.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199206797
The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction charts the history of Quakerism and its present-day diversity, and outlines its approach to worship, belief, theology and language, and ... More
Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction  

Ennis B. Edmonds

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777844
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584529.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199584529
Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction provides an account of this widespread but often poorly understood movement looking at its essential history, principles and practices, and ... More
The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction

The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Marshall

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777066
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199231317.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199231317
The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction considers a process which transformed Europe and left an indelible mark on the modern world — one that began as a dispute over ... More
Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction

Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction  

Timothy Beal

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365593
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195321074.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780195321074
Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction offers an overview of the history of religion in America, from Native American traditions to the present day. Religion in ... More
Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

Ritual: A Very Short Introduction  

Barry Stephenson

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
Published Online: 
Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780199394432
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199943524
Ritual is part of what it means to be human. It defines and enriches culture, but what is ritual? What are the various kinds of ritual? Is ritual tradition bound and conservative or ... More
Saints: A Very Short Introduction

Saints: A Very Short Introduction  

Simon Yarrow

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191781308
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199676514.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199676514
Saints: A Very Short Introduction looks at the origins, ideas, and definitions of sainthood, sanctity, and saints in the early Church, tracing their development in history and ... More
Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction

Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction  

Thomas Dixon

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777172
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199295517.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199295517
Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction explores not only the key philosophical questions that underlie the debate between science and religion, but also the social, ... More
Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction

Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Eleanor Nesbitt

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2016
Published Online: 
Apr 2016
eISBN: 
9780191807633
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745570.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198745570
The Sikh religion has a following of around twenty-four million people worldwide, and is ranked as the world’s fifth largest religion. Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces ... More
Spirituality: A Very Short Introduction

Spirituality: A Very Short Introduction  

Philip Sheldrake

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777981
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199588756.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199588756
Spirituality: A Very Short Introduction explores the historical foundations of spirituality and considers how it came to have the significance it is developing today. It has ... More
Theology: A Very Short Introduction

Theology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

David Ford

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2013
Published Online: 
Oct 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779855
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199679973.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199679973
Theology: A Very Short Introduction provides both the believer and non-believer with a balanced survey of the central questions of theology. The author draws us in to ... More
Tibetan Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

Tibetan Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction  

Matthew T. Kapstein

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2013
Published Online: 
Oct 2013
eISBN: 
9780199375226
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199735129.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199735129
Tibetan Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction provides the essential features of Tibetan Buddhist history, teachings, and practice. The Tibetan Buddhist tradition has known over ... More
Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction

Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction  

Malcolm Gaskill

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777158
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199236954.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199236954
Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction explores why witches still feature so heavily in our cultures and consciousness. From childhood most of us develop a sense of the ... More
Zionism: A Very Short Introduction

Zionism: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Stanislawski

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780190625207
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199766048.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199766048
Zionism: A Very Short Introduction explores the history of Zionism from the origins of modern Jewish nationalism in the 1870s to the present. While situating the history of ... More

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