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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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Sep 2013
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9780191777301
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199547302.003.0004
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9780199547302
4. Divine messengers
7. Fallen angels

7. Fallen angels  

David Albert Jones

in Angels: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777301
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199547302.003.0007
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9780199547302
7. Fallen angels
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Richard Lyman Bushman

in Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365562
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10.1093/actrade/9780195310306.003.0001
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1. Introduction
3. Zion

3. Zion  

Richard Lyman Bushman

in Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365562
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195310306.003.0003
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3. Zion
7. ‘People should know when they are conquered’: the reinventions of the Western Way of War

7. ‘People should know when they are conquered’: the reinventions of the Western Way of War  

Harry Sidebottom

in Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191776045
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804709.003.0007
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9780192804709
7. ‘People should know when they are conquered’: the reinventions of the Western Way of War
8. Decisive change?

8. Decisive change?  

Gillian Clark

in Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777295
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10.1093/actrade/9780199546206.003.0008
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9780199546206
8. Decisive change?
Miracles: A Very Short Introduction

Miracles: A Very Short Introduction  

Yujin Nagasawa

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191809361
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198747215.001.0001
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9780198747215
A Very Short Introduction
2. Kingdoms

2. Kingdoms  

James R. Rush

in Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
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9780190248796
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10.1093/actrade/9780190248765.003.0002
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2. Kingdoms Rice is the foundation of Southeast Asian life. The discovery of rice cultivation appears to have occurred in southern China. People living in Southeast Asia were its early adapters. By the second or third millennium BCE, they were growing rice, domesticating pigs, chickens, and cattle, and forming the region’s earliest settled communities in several mainland areas congruent with present-day northern Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaya. By the 5th century BCE, they had become iron and bronze workers. Their large and elaborate funnel-shaped bronze drums decorated with frogs, birds, and warriors in long boats—often called Dong Son drums from a
3. Muhammad in Islamic Civilization

3. Muhammad in Islamic Civilization  

Jonathan A. C. Brown

in Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777417
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10.1093/actrade/9780199559282.003.0003
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3. Muhammad in Islamic Civilization
4. Contesting martyrdom

4. Contesting martyrdom  

Jolyon Mitchell

in Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777882
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10.1093/actrade/9780199585236.003.0004
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9780199585236
4. Contesting martyrdom Up to this point we have seen how stories about martyrdom are used in both Jewish and Christian traditions. It is clear that ‘martyrdom’ is not a stable term with a single meaning. This is also the case within Islamic traditions. New communication technologies have contributed to this instability, as well as to the preservation and circulation of both ancient and more recent stories about martyrdom. Over the last few years martyrdom has gone digital. The digitization of martyrdom is changing the ways martyrs are commemorated, remembered, and interpreted. Audiences now have direct access to countless original
Angels: A Very Short Introduction

Angels: A Very Short Introduction  

David Albert Jones

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777301
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10.1093/actrade/9780199547302.001.0001
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9780199547302
A Very Short Introduction
2. Picturing angels

2. Picturing angels  

David Albert Jones

in Angels: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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9780191777301
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10.1093/actrade/9780199547302.003.0002
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2. Picturing angels
6. Heavenly hosts

6. Heavenly hosts  

David Albert Jones

in Angels: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777301
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10.1093/actrade/9780199547302.003.0006
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9780199547302
6. Heavenly hosts
4. Is it rational to believe in miracles?

4. Is it rational to believe in miracles?  

Yujin Nagasawa

in Miracles: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2017
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Nov 2017
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9780191809361
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747215.003.0004
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9780198747215
4. Is it rational to believe in miracles? The most crucial question concerning miracles We have addressed many questions concerning miracles—How can we define a miracle? What types of miracles are reported in religious texts? How do psychologists explain the formation and transmission of belief in miracles? However, we have yet to address the most crucial question—Can we rationally believe in miracles? Let us address this question by scrutinizing existing arguments against belief in miracles.
Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction

Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard Lyman Bushman

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365562
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195310306.001.0001
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9780195310306
A Very Short Introduction
6. Whither the silk road?

6. Whither the silk road?  

James A. Millward

in The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365883
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10.1093/actrade/9780199782864.003.0006
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9780199782864
6. Whither the silk road?
3. What is an angel?

3. What is an angel?  

David Albert Jones

in Angels: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777301
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10.1093/actrade/9780199547302.003.0003
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9780199547302
3. What is an angel?
Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction

Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan A.C. Brown

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777417
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199559282.001.0001
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9780199559282
A Very Short Introduction
2. Shaping Muhammad in History

2. Shaping Muhammad in History  

Jonathan A. C. Brown

in Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777417
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10.1093/actrade/9780199559282.003.0002
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2. Shaping Muhammad in History
5. The very idea of scripture

5. The very idea of scripture  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776311
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.003.0005
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9780192853448
5. The very idea of scripture

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