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6. Nineteenth-century Utah

6. Nineteenth-century Utah  

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/9780195310306.003.0006
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9780195310306
After Smith's death the movement split, the largest group being led by Brigham Young. Throughout the 19th century, Utah was the destination of more than 80,000 Mormons who migrated from the ... More
2. Conversion

2. Conversion  

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/9780198753711.003.0002
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What is conversion? Reformed theology believes that everyone is born unconverted as sinners, enemies of God and hell-bound. ‘Conversion’ explains that Calvinism asserts that people do not ... More
2. Supporting background stimuli

2. Supporting background stimuli  

William J. Abraham

in Methodism: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780191840715
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10.1093/actrade/9780198802310.003.0002
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9780198802310
‘Supporting background stimuli’ explains how John Wesley’s connections with the Moravians, which had such a dramatic impact upon him when he was a young missionary, reveal that he was part ... More
3. The puritan and his God

3. The puritan and his God  

Francis J. Bremer

in Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365630
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10.1093/actrade/9780195334555.003.0003
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‘The puritan and his God’ explores the nature of puritan belief, which was rooted in the Protestant understanding of the broad Christian tradition. It examines how puritans understood God ... More
10. Conclusion: The Book of Mormon in the twenty-first century

10. Conclusion: The Book of Mormon in the twenty-first century  

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/9780195369311.003.0010
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9780195369311
The Book of Mormon remains a potent and disruptive force in the twenty-first century, challenging analysis with its authoritative claims. The Book remains an important cultural document of ... More
7. The impact of Methodism

7. The impact of Methodism  

William J. Abraham

in Methodism: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780191840715
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10.1093/actrade/9780198802310.003.0007
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‘The impact of Methodism’ considers Methodism’s impact on and contribution to social movements, politics, education, and healthcare. Social movements that were deeply influenced by ... More
2. Puritan experiments

2. Puritan experiments  

Francis J. Bremer

in Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365630
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10.1093/actrade/9780195334555.003.0002
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‘Puritan experiments’ explains how during the first decade of Charles I's reign the rift between the puritans and the church hierarchy grew. The king's attempts to roll back puritan ... More
7. The puritan legacy

7. The puritan legacy  

Francis J. Bremer

in Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365630
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10.1093/actrade/9780195334555.003.0007
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‘The puritan legacy’ examines the influence of the puritan movement in England and America. The most significant contributions to the puritan legacy in the decades after the Restoration are ... 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
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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9780195369311
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
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
1. John Wesley and the origins of Methodism

1. John Wesley and the origins of Methodism  

William J. Abraham

in Methodism: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780191840715
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10.1093/actrade/9780198802310.003.0001
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‘John Wesley and the origins of Methodism’ explains that John Wesley never had any intention to form a movement or church. The early life of John Wesley and his brother Charles is ... More
5. The search for credible alternatives

5. The search for credible alternatives  

William J. Abraham

in Methodism: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2019
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Apr 2019
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10.1093/actrade/9780198802310.003.0005
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The search for a viable alternative to classical Methodist teaching was taken up in earnest in the first half of the 20th century. If there was a failure of nerve in the effort to sustain ... More
3. The people called Methodists

3. The people called Methodists  

William J. Abraham

in Methodism: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780191840715
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10.1093/actrade/9780198802310.003.0003
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The initial agenda of Methodism as a renewal movement in the Church of England was ‘to reform England, especially the church, and to spread scriptural holiness throughout the land’. Like ... More
8. The decline of Methodism

8. The decline of Methodism  

William J. Abraham

in Methodism: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780191840715
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10.1093/actrade/9780198802310.003.0008
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A report, Statistics in Mission, issued in 2014 tracked the decline of Methodists in Britain over a ten-year period. It showed a 3.7 per cent year-on-year decline and a reduction of 29.35 ... More
9. Future prospects of Methodism

9. Future prospects of Methodism  

William J. Abraham

in Methodism: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780191840715
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10.1093/actrade/9780198802310.003.0009
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‘Future prospects of Methodism’ considers the main options currently in play for the survival of Methodism. If Methodism is to have a future, there needs to be a recovery of nerve about its ... More
4. Living the puritan life

4. Living the puritan life  

Francis J. Bremer

in Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365630
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10.1093/actrade/9780195334555.003.0004
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‘Living the puritan life’ asks: What did it mean for a puritan to live a godly life? How was sinfulness defined? Did puritanism make individuals joyless and repressed as the popular ... More
5. The puritan and his neighbors

5. The puritan and his neighbors  

Francis J. Bremer

in Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365630
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10.1093/actrade/9780195334555.003.0005
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9780195334555
‘The puritan and his neighbours’ explains that while the family was quite literally the home for puritan religious observance and the church was the centre for formal worship, believers ... More
1. “In the beginning”

1. “In the beginning”  

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/9780190883270.003.0001
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9780190883270
Orthodox Christians will tell you that their church was founded by Christ himself some 2,000 years ago, and that modern-day Orthodoxy is simply the continuation of the one true church Jesus ... More
7. “Pray unceasingly”

7. “Pray unceasingly”  

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/9780190883270.003.0007
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9780190883270
Orthodox spirituality begins with the presupposition that humanity was created to be in communion with God and that this state is not just something achieved after death, but also something ... More

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