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Epilogue

Epilogue  

William Allen

in Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Epilogue Very Short Introduction —or even a very long one—but I have tried to show that this literature is far from being stuffy or irrelevant, and that its best works remain as entertaining and provocative as ever. In my beginning is my end (to quote a modern classic), and so let the last word on the power of literature go to Homer, describing the effects of the bard Demodocus’ song about the Greeks’ destruction of Troy: Thus sang the famous singer; but Odysseus’ heart was melted,
2. Types and traditions

2. Types and traditions  

Philip Sheldrake

in Spirituality: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588756.003.0003
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2. Types and traditions Spiritualities, including those associated with the world religions, take a variety of different forms. These forms are expressed in wisdom teachings, spiritual practices, and approaches to everyday life as well as in distinctive theories of spiritual growth and transformation.
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Mark A. Noll

in Protestantism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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10.1093/actrade/9780199560974.003.0010
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Conclusion
1. The sources of Christian ethics

1. The sources of Christian ethics  

D. Stephen Long

in Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2010
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1. The sources of Christian ethics
2. The history of Christian ethics

2. The history of Christian ethics  

D. Stephen Long

in Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2010
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2. The history of Christian ethics
1. ‘Movement of Jah people’: the history of Rastafari in Jamaica

1. ‘Movement of Jah people’: the history of Rastafari in Jamaica  

Ennis B. Edmonds

in Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

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9780191777844
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584529.003.0002
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1. ‘Movement of Jah people’: the history of Rastafari in Jamaica
3. An argument against the existence of God

3. An argument against the existence of God  

Stephen Law

in Humanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2011
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9780191777363
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3. An argument against the existence of God
6. Aftermath: Thomism

6. Aftermath: Thomism  

Fergus Kerr

in Thomas Aquinas: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2009
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6. Aftermath: Thomism
4. Divine messengers

4. Divine messengers  

David Albert Jones

in Angels: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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9780191777301
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4. Divine messengers
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Richard Lyman Bushman

in Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2008
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10.1093/actrade/9780195310306.003.0001
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1. Introduction
7. The Mormon world

7. The Mormon world  

Richard Lyman Bushman

in Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2008
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7. The Mormon world
10. Nature and grace

10. Nature and grace  

Henry Chadwick

in Augustine: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854520.003.0010
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10. Nature and grace
9. City of God

9. City of God  

Henry Chadwick

in Augustine: A Very Short Introduction

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10.1093/actrade/9780192854520.003.0009
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9. City of God
5. Facing evil

5. Facing evil  

David F. Ford

in Theology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Oct 2013
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5. Facing evil
2. Fear of the dark?: blacks, Jews, and barbarians

2. Fear of the dark?: blacks, Jews, and barbarians  

Ali Rattansi

in Racism: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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9780191776137
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10.1093/actrade/9780192805904.003.0003
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2. Fear of the dark?: blacks, Jews, and barbarians By the time Marr penned his diatribe against the Jews in the 1870s, most of the elements of the modern concept of race were already in place. The idea that human biological characteristics such as skin colour, shape of nose, type of hair, and size of skull were associated with ingrained cultural and behavioural traits was well established. It was widely held that level of ability to use reason, capacity for ‘civilization’ and the arts, and tendencies towards sexual lasciviousness, for example, could all be read off from a study of
Introduction

Introduction  

Beth Williamson

in Christian Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2004
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9780191775772
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803283.003.0001
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Introduction
5. Christian art transformed: The Reformation

5. Christian art transformed: The Reformation  

Beth Williamson

in Christian Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2004
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9780191775772
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5. Christian art transformed: The Reformation
3. Christian ethics in and beyond modernity

3. Christian ethics in and beyond modernity  

D. Stephen Long

in Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2010
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9780191777523
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568864.003.0004
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3. Christian ethics in and beyond modernity
2. Portraying martyrdom

2. Portraying martyrdom  

Jolyon Mitchell

in Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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9780191777882
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10.1093/actrade/9780199585236.003.0002
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2. Portraying martyrdom There are currently lively discussions relating to the origins, evolution, and contemporary representations of martyrdom. A number of stories occur again and again in both popular and scholarly accounts of martyrdom. They are used across various religious traditions and academic disciplines. Just as well-known paintings have been examined from many different angles, these portrayals of martyrdom have been scrutinized close up and at a distance. They have often travelled many miles and been viewed by many pairs of eyes. They have been talked over, written about, and copied. Like pictures in an art gallery, some attract curious
3. Remembering martyrdom

3. Remembering martyrdom  

Jolyon Mitchell

in Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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3. Remembering martyrdom The Christian Martyrs’ Last Prayer (1883), more than thirty defenceless men, women, and children huddle together in the arena of the Colosseum, their hands clasped together in prayer ( ). They studiously ignore the thousands of faceless spectators, the crucifixions, and the burning crosses that surround them. Their attention is not shaken by the appearance of a dark-golden lion on the sand. Death awaits these apparently passive but serene Christians. This artistic vision of martyrdom, depicted by an artist famous for his portrayals of the Middle East, is one example of many highly romanticized visions of

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