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5. Monastic and mystical Christianity

5. Monastic and mystical Christianity  

Linda Woodhead

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

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
Published Online: 
Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780943
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199687749.003.0006
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9780199687749
‘Monastic and mystical Christianity’ looks at the development of a form of Christianity that locates authority in the spiritual experience of each individual. Mystical Christianity focuses ... More
4. Church and biblical Christianity

4. Church and biblical Christianity  

Linda Woodhead

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

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780943
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199687749.003.0005
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9780199687749
What is meant by ‘Church Christianity’ and ‘Biblical Christianity’ and where do they come from? ‘Church and Biblical Christianity’ explains that ‘Church Christianity’ is centred around the ... More
Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction  

A. Edward Siecienski

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2019
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Jul 2019
eISBN: 
9780190883300
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190883270.001.0001
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book
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9780190883270
To many in the West, Orthodoxy remains shrouded in mystery, an exotic and foreign religion that survived in the East following the Great Schism of 1054 that split the Christian world into ... More
4. The sacraments and the Catholic Church

4. The sacraments and the Catholic Church  

Gerald O’Collins

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

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May 2017
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May 2017
eISBN: 
9780191838521
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198796855.003.0004
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9780198796855
‘The sacraments and the Catholic Church’ traces the origins, history, and significance of the seven sacraments. Baptism, confirmation, the Eucharist, penance, the anointing of the sick, ... 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
eISBN: 
9780191815263
DOI: 
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
3. The spread of Christianity

3. The spread of Christianity  

Linda Woodhead

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

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Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780943
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199687749.003.0004
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9780199687749
‘The spread of Christianity’ charts Christianity’s growth and spread, from being a tiny movement within a Jewish context to being the world’s largest religion with a global presence. How ... More
2. Beliefs, rituals, and narratives

2. Beliefs, rituals, and narratives  

Linda Woodhead

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

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Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780943
DOI: 
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
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
Item type: 
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
1. Jesus: the God-man

1. Jesus: the God-man  

Linda Woodhead

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

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
Published Online: 
Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780943
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199687749.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199687749
‘Jesus: the God-man’ outlines the ways in which Jesus has been interpreted, and the role these understandings play in setting the boundaries of Christian thought and possibility. Christians ... More

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