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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. 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
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
2. Becoming a reformer

2. Becoming a reformer  

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/9780199574339.003.0002
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When Martin Luther was 37 years old he spent ten months at the Wartburg studying, writing, and reflecting. He felt destined to recover for Germany a truer version of Christianity than that ... More
10. Behaviour

10. Behaviour  

E. P. Sanders

in Paul: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776755
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854513.003.0010
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9780192854513
‘Behaviour’ considers Paul's moral perfectionism. By examining how Paul dealt with behaviour, more illustrations of how he both upheld the law and maintained that Christians were not under ... More
4. Belief

4. Belief  

Pink Dandelion

in The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776915
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10.1093/actrade/9780199206797.003.0004
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9780199206797
The question of belief is given different prominence and different levels of specificity across the three main traditions of Quakerism. For Evangelical Friends, whilst worship practice can ... More
2. Beliefs, rituals, and narratives

2. Beliefs, rituals, and narratives  

Linda Woodhead

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

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780191780943
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687749.003.0003
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9780199687749
‘Beliefs, rituals, and narratives’ considers the common signs, stories, symbols, and rituals—in particular dealing with sin and salvation—that serve as the basic building blocks of ... More
6. The Book of Mormon and its Audiences

6. The Book of Mormon and its Audiences  

Terryl L. Givens

in The Book of Mormon: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365678
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10.1093/actrade/9780195369311.003.0006
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The book of Mormon constructs an audience that shifts its definition with time. It is initially addressed as a tribal history to an audience of Nephite tribal descendents and then to their ... More
4. The Book of Mormon as Literature

4. The Book of Mormon as Literature  

Terryl L. Givens

in The Book of Mormon: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365678
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10.1093/actrade/9780195369311.003.0004
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The Book of Mormon has less literary renown than the Bible, as its military-political clan chronicle format leaves less room for literary embellishment. The Book does have a greater degree ... More
8. The Book of Mormon in LDS faith and worship

8. The Book of Mormon in LDS faith and worship  

Terryl L. Givens

in The Book of Mormon: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365678
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10.1093/actrade/9780195369311.003.0008
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The Book of Mormon has traditionally been a gateway to the LDS faith. The Book confers legitimacy on the church of the LDS, but the doctrinal claims it opens the way to are mainly comprised ... More
9. Book of Mormon wars

9. Book of Mormon wars  

Terryl L. Givens

in The Book of Mormon: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365678
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10.1093/actrade/9780195369311.003.0009
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Since its publication, the Book of Mormon has satisfied some people's hunger for access to divine power and revelation, and opened a debate over its logical plausibility for others. Book of ... More
1. A brief history of angels

1. A brief history of 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
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10.1093/actrade/9780199547302.003.0001
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The story of Abraham and the angels is one of the first mentions of angels in the Hebrew scriptures. The story is over three thousand years old. There are many renditions of this story and ... More
2. Byzantines and Franks

2. Byzantines and Franks  

A. Edward Siecienski

in Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
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9780190883300
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10.1093/actrade/9780190883270.003.0002
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9780190883270
The encounter with Islam impacted Christianity in many ways, and was one of the contributing factors in one of the most acrimonious debates in the Eastern church—the iconoclast controversy. ... More
1. Calvinism: what’s in a name?

1. Calvinism: what’s in a name?  

Jon Balserak

in Calvinism: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191815263
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10.1093/actrade/9780198753711.003.0001
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9780198753711
The roots of Calvinism are found in 16th-century Zurich and Geneva, which became major centres for Reformation under the guidance of Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, and Heinrich Bullinger. ... More
5. Catholic moral life and teaching

5. Catholic moral life and teaching  

Gerald O’Collins

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

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191838521
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10.1093/actrade/9780198796855.003.0005
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9780198796855
How should Catholics behave? How might the holiness with which they have been blessed express itself in their daily existence? ‘Catholic moral life and teaching’ points out that, although ... More
3. Catholics on God and the human condition

3. Catholics on God and the human condition  

Gerald O’Collins

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

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191838521
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10.1093/actrade/9780198796855.003.0003
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The beliefs that unite and shape the Catholic Church are examined in ‘Catholics on God and the human condition’. The Bible is seen to illuminate the deepest reality of God and human beings. ... More
6. Characteristics of Catholicism

6. Characteristics of Catholicism  

Gerald O’Collins

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

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191838521
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10.1093/actrade/9780198796855.003.0006
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9780198796855
The culturally, geographically, and ritually diverse character of Catholic worship and life raises the question: What holds it all together? ‘Characteristics of Catholicism’ considers ... More
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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Sep 2013
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9780191777523
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568864.003.0004
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9780199568864
It is impossible to say when modern ethics began. ‘Christian ethics in and beyond modernity’ looks at how various thinkers have changed the view of what constitutes modern ethics. Modern ... More

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