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6. Abortion

6. Abortion  

Damien Keown

in Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775994
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804570.003.0006
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Are Buddhists pro-life or pro-choice? For Buddhism, life is a continuum with no discernible start or end, and this puts in interesting dimension on the issue of abortion. ‘Abortion’ looks ... More
3. Across the world

3. Across the world  

William K. Kay

in Pentecostalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777677
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575152.003.0004
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‘Across the world’ shows how Pentecostalism expanded globally through missionary agencies and by the planting of self-sustaining congregations adapted to local culture. It was less welcome ... More
6. African American Christianity since 1980

6. African American Christianity since 1980  

Eddie S. Glaude

in African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780199380770
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10.1093/actrade/9780195182897.003.0006
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‘African American Christianity Since 1980’ is concerned with the contemporary phase, beginning with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 and the significant demographic and political ... More
3. African American Christianity: The early phase (1760–1863)

3. African American Christianity: The early phase (1760–1863)  

Eddie S. Glaude

in African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2014
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The majority of African Americans are Christian. Black Christianity has played a critical role in the history of African American responses to white supremacy in the United States. ‘African ... More
4. African American Christianity: The modern phase (1863–1935)

4. African American Christianity: The modern phase (1863–1935)  

Eddie S. Glaude

in African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2014
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‘African American Christianity: The Modern Phase (1863–1935)’ describes three distinctive moments: firstly, the nationalization of black Christianity, as the “invisible institution” of the ... More
5. African American Christianity: The modern phase (1935–1980)

5. African American Christianity: The modern phase (1935–1980)  

Eddie S. Glaude

in African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2014
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Sep 2014
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The political dimension is important to any understanding of the modern phase of African American Christianity, and it is clearly expressed in the explosion of civic and religious energy in ... More
7. African American Islam

7. African American Islam  

Eddie S. Glaude

in African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2014
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Sep 2014
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In some ways, Islam best represents the idea of African American religion as a practice of freedom and a sign of difference. For those African Americans who embraced Islam during the modern ... More
7. African religions today

7. African religions today  

Jacob J. Olupọna

in African Religions: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780199375264
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10.1093/actrade/9780199790586.003.0007
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African indigenous religion in contemporary Africa struggles to maintain its legal tone and identity in the face of the forces of Islam and Christianity, especially radicalized forms. But ... More
8. After Auschwitz

8. After Auschwitz  

Steven Beller

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

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Oct 2015
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Oct 2015
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9780191792335
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10.1093/actrade/9780198724834.003.0008
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‘After Auschwitz’ looks at the post-Holocaust world and analyses how antisemitism came to be discredited and exposed as fraud. Nationalism is regarded as the most potent source of the ... More
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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Sep 2013
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9780191777387
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10.1093/actrade/9780199556649.003.0006
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‘Aftermath: Thomism’ discusses Aquinas' philosophical and theological work after his death. Initially there is suspicion among his fellow theologians, and much later a theory of human ... More
Afterword

Afterword  

Scott H. Hendrix

in Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777653
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10.1093/actrade/9780199574339.003.0009
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Martin Luther attracted both admirers and disparagers. The Afterword looks at both viewpoints and the larger legacy of Luther. The idolizing of Luther began in both words and images soon ... More
6. Against religion?

6. Against religion?  

Julian Baggini

in Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775925
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804242.003.0006
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Atheist opposition to religion is essentially an opposition to its truth. So it is necessary for any defence of atheism to address the challenge posed by religious belief. ‘Against ... More
2. Ancient Jewish Mysticism and the Emergence of the Kabbalah

2. Ancient Jewish Mysticism and the Emergence of the Kabbalah  

Joseph Dan

in Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780199365616
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10.1093/actrade/9780195327052.003.0002
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The schools of the kabbalists from the late 12th century to now are just one manifestation of esotericism and mysticism in Jewish religious culture. ‘Ancient Jewish Mysticism and the ... More
1. The ancient world

1. The ancient world  

Owen Davies

in Paganism: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777110
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10.1093/actrade/9780199235162.003.0002
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According to ‘The ancient world’, burial evidence points to three main models of our earliest religious beliefs: the notion of the earth mother; veneration of the dead, and by extrapolation ... More
8. Angels and demons

8. Angels and demons  

Scott H. Hendrix

in Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777653
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10.1093/actrade/9780199574339.003.0008
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For Luther the Reformation was a watershed because it moved Western Christendom from a long period of captivity under strict papal rule to a new age of freedom. Luther was still a medieval ... More
5. Anglo-Catholicism

5. Anglo-Catholicism  

Mark Chapman

in Anglicanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191776243
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10.1093/actrade/9780192806932.003.0005
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9780192806932
‘Anglo-Catholicism’ looks at the role that this movement, with its concerns of holiness and authority, played in the Church of England from the 1830s. Aiming to redirect authority towards a ... More
3. Animals and the environment

3. Animals and the environment  

Damien Keown

in Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775994
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804570.003.0003
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Buddhism is said to have a more enlightened attitude than Christianity towards nature. It is perceived as pursuing a path of harmonious integration with nature coupled with a mutual respect ... More
1. The apocryphal gospels – what’s in a name?

1. The apocryphal gospels – what’s in a name?  

Paul Foster

in The Apocryphal Gospels: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777141
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10.1093/actrade/9780199236947.003.0001
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During the late 19th century, archaeologists and scholars were engaged in large-scale investigations into ancient Egyptian culture. Long-buried and forgotten manuscripts emerged and became ... More
1. Approaching the New Testament

1. Approaching the New Testament  

Luke Timothy Johnson

in The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365807
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10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0001
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‘Approaching the New Testament’ examines the historical, literary, and religious dimensions of the New Testament and explains how the earliest Christian writings sprang into existence ... More
The archaeological site and caves

The archaeological site and caves  

Timothy H. Lim

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

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780198779520.003.0002
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‘The archaeological site and caves’ examines the archaeological evidence found at the Khirbet Qumran site. Palestinian archaeology was previously dominated by the biblical agenda, but ... More

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