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Epilogue

Epilogue  

William Allen

in Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
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9780191779701
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10.1093/actrade/9780199665457.003.0010
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Naturally, one can’t cover everything worth mentioning about classical literature in a Very Short Introduction—or even a very long one—but I have tried to show that this literature is far ... More
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
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10.1093/actrade/9780199547302.003.0004
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Angel (malach) is a Hebrew word meaning messenger. It means the same in Arabic and Greek. The tradition of angels begins with an encounter of an angel as a messenger. Augustine sees 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
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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Sep 2013
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9780191777363
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10.1093/actrade/9780199553648.003.0004
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God in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam has three important characteristics: omnipotence, omniscience, and supreme benevolence. Through these three characteristics, theism is challenged by ... More
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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Sep 2013
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9780191777523
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568864.003.0002
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‘The sources of Christian ethics’ considers the term ‘ethics’ in detail and develops the sources for Christian ethics. When Christianity arrived on the scene, ‘ethics’ was already well ... More
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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Sep 2013
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9780191777523
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568864.003.0003
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Christian ethics is borne from the Jewish and Christian mission to make God's name holy throughout creation. ‘The history of Christian ethics’ traces the historical development of Christian ... More
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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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777844
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584529.003.0002
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Jamaica is steeped in the tradition of charismatic preachers proclaiming divine messages, at least since the 1860s, a decade of spiritual interest and excitement in Christianity. The most ... More
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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Sep 2013
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9780191777981
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588756.003.0003
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Spiritualties take a variety of different shapes. ‘Types and traditions’ shows a way of categorizing different forms of spirituality that can be applied across boundaries, and illustrates ... More
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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Oct 2013
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9780191779855
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10.1093/actrade/9780199679973.003.0005
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9780199679973
For innumerable people over the centuries evil has been the greatest practical and intellectual obstacle to believing and trusting in God. ‘Facing evil’ explains how some of the most ... More
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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Sep 2013
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9780191776762
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854520.003.0010
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9780192854520
In reaction against Manicheism, Augustine in his thirties stressed both church authority and individual freedom. Without God's grace to rescue the fallen man, the right path could not be ... More
9. City of God

9. City of God  

Henry Chadwick

in Augustine: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776762
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854520.003.0009
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Around the time that Augustine was ordained, imperial policy passed a series of edicts closing temples and forbidding pagan sacrifices. The effect was a growing dislike of the Church. The ... More
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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9780195310306
Although its adherents regard it as a restoration of ancient Christianity, Mormonism holds a number of distinctive doctrines and practices, among them belief in a scripture supplemental to ... More
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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Sep 2013
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9780199365562
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10.1093/actrade/9780195310306.003.0007
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The end of polygamy and the achievement of Utah statehood in the 1890s altered Mormonism's relationship with the rest of the USA. For the first time, Mormons could aspire to national ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Mark A. Noll

in Protestantism: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777455
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10.1093/actrade/9780199560974.003.0010
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9780199560974
Despite Protestants hating Catholics as opponents and vice versa, they have held onto the same broad assumptions of Christendom. Most Protestants have continued to practice their brand of ... More
3. Remembering martyrdom

3. Remembering 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/9780199585236.003.0003
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9780199585236
Different accounts and depictions of martyrdom in literature and art have emerged from different contexts and times, reflecting the distinct needs and interests of the era. Some ... More
2. Paganism in retreat

2. Paganism in retreat  

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/9780199235162.003.0003
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9780199235162
‘Paganism in retreat’ describes the gradual Christianization of the Roman world. Missionaries were sent into the pagan territories, ideally to live amongst them. To be successful, they had ... More
3. Gods in the North

3. Gods in the North  

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/9780199235162.003.0004
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While the leaders of some Germanic tribes converted in the 4th century, it was in northern Europe that non-Christian religions held out the longest against the spread of Christianity. This ... 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
1. Kievan Rus and the Mongols

1. Kievan Rus and the Mongols  

Geoffrey Hosking

in Russian History: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777769
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10.1093/actrade/9780199580989.003.0002
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9780199580989
‘Kievan Rus and the Mongols’ begins with the acceptance of Varangian rule by Slav tribes in the 9th century in the interests of peace, security, and stable commerce. A capital city was ... More
1. Jesus – a universal icon

1. Jesus – a universal icon  

Richard Bauckham

in Jesus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777691
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575275.003.0001
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9780199575275
Despite its decline in the West, Christianity continues to grow in other parts of the world, such as Africa and China. ‘Jesus — a universal icon ’ dispels the common misconception that ... More

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