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1. Definitions

1. Definitions  

Stephen J. Davis

in Monasticism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
Published Online: 
Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191788321
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717645.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198717645
The word ‘monasticism’ derives from the Greek adjectives monos (‘solitary, alone’), or its cognate monachos (‘solitary, deserted’). The first evidence for the use of monachos to refer to a ... More
4. Looking AheadUneasy Inheritances

4. Looking Ahead: Uneasy Inheritances  

Timothy Beal

in Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365593
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195321074.003.0005
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chapter
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9780195321074
‘Looking Ahead’ considers the rise of religious diversity in America, the rise of the information society, and the rise of consumer culture. Religious diversity in America is both ... More
4. Contesting martyrdom

4. Contesting martyrdom  

Jolyon Mitchell

in Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777882
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199585236.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199585236
Martyrdom in Christian traditions is not a stable term with a single meaning. This is also the case within Islamic traditions. Recently martyrdom has gone digital and this has changed the ... More
5. To Coin a PhraseE Pluribus Unum As Ideal and Dilemma

5. To Coin a Phrase: E Pluribus Unum As Ideal and Dilemma  

Timothy Beal

in Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365593
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195321074.003.0006
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chapter
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9780195321074
‘To Coin a Phrase’ considers how to respond to the replacement of shared commitment to a generic Christian moral orientation by a proliferation of individual and collective religious ... More
Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction

Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction  

Timothy Beal

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365593
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195321074.001.0001
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book
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9780195321074
Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction offers an overview of the history of religion in America, from Native American traditions to the present day. Religion in ... More
1. Local LandscapesExploring the Neighborhood

1. Local Landscapes: Exploring the Neighborhood  

Timothy Beal

in Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365593
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195321074.003.0002
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9780195321074
‘Local Landscapes’ contends that religion lives and thrives in particular places, cultures, and people and questions whether there is even such a thing as religion in general. Nevertheless, ... More
IntroductionOne Sunday Morning

Introduction: One Sunday Morning  

Timothy Beal

in Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365593
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195321074.003.0001
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9780195321074
As I begin writing this introduction to a very short introduction to religion in America, it’s Sunday morning and I’m sitting in a fine example of a very American institution, the breakfast ... More
2. The Big PictureReligion in America by the Numbers, and Then Some

2. The Big Picture: Religion in America by the Numbers, and Then Some  

Timothy Beal

in Religion in America: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365593
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195321074.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195321074
‘The Big Picture’ discusses the challenges in measuring religious diversity in America. It is difficult to find reliable population statistics and there is no universal objective standard ... More
Saints: A Very Short Introduction

Saints: A Very Short Introduction  

Simon Yarrow

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2018
Published Online: 
Sep 2018
eISBN: 
9780191781308
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199676514.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199676514
Saints: A Very Short Introduction looks at the origins, ideas, and definitions of sainthood, sanctity, and saints in the early Church, tracing their development in history and ... More

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