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6. Righteousness by faith and being in Christ: Galatians

6. Righteousness by faith and being in Christ: Galatians  

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/9780192854513.003.0006
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‘Righteous by faith and being in Christ: Galatians’ is concerned with Paul's thoughts on the question: how does God's recent revelation in Christ relate to his former revelations to Israel? ... More
5. The new Christianity

5. The new Christianity  

Scott H. Hendrix

in Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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9780191777653
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Martin Luther searched the Bible in vain for features of the piety practiced by fellow believers, such as acquiring indulgences in order to avoid penance for sin and to reduce tenure in ... 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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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
1. Luther and the Reformation

1. Luther and the Reformation  

Scott H. Hendrix

in Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Martin Luther did not aim to start a Western tradition of religious liberty, nor did he aim to defy pope and emperor to defend ideas of democracy. These ideas were beyond him. His struggle ... More
7. Time, death, and conscience

7. Time, death, and conscience  

Michael Inwood

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

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Jan 2019
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Jan 2019
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9780191867095
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10.1093/actrade/9780198828662.003.0007
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‘Time, death, and conscience’ is concerned with how the temporality of human life affects the way we live. Time is more crucial to our lives than space, and is itself created by Dasein and ... More
5. Constructing the Modern State

5. Constructing the Modern State  

Kenneth Minogue

in Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776472
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853882.003.0005
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‘Constructing the Modern State’ is concerned with the time when the medieval realm gave way to the modern state, generally thought to be during the sixteenth century. The arguments of ... More
7. Critical appreciation

7. Critical appreciation  

Bhikhu Parekh

in Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776816
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‘Critical appreciation’ examines Gandhi's legacy. Even five decades after his death, opinions about Gandhi's achievements remain deeply divided. For his critics he was too implacably ... More
4. Paul and his Letters

4. Paul and his Letters  

Kyle Keefer (ed.)

in The New Testament As Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365500
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10.1093/actrade/9780195300208.003.0004
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The majority of the books of the New Testament consist of letters. Out of twenty-seven books, at least twenty are correspondence, usually written to churches. Letter writing is an ancient ... More
6. The New Testament, bound

6. The New Testament, bound  

Kyle Keefer (ed.)

in The New Testament As Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365500
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10.1093/actrade/9780195300208.003.0006
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Reading the New Testament as a work of literature presents many challenges. This is because of its collective nature. Each writer asserts their independence and resists being grouped with ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Darren Oldridge

in The Devil: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777776
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10.1093/actrade/9780199580996.003.0006
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9780199580996
The Devil is represented in history, literature and theology as a figure of darkness and malice. He is the — often appealing — excuse for the bad things that happen in life. Just as some ... More
Afterword

Afterword  

Scott H. Hendrix

in Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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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
7. Race, ecumenism, and politics

7. Race, ecumenism, and politics  

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/9780199575152.003.0008
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9780199575152
‘Race, ecumenism, and politics’ considers how race, politics, and religious broadcasting have historically shaped the organizational principles of Pentecostalism. Where there is sufficient ... More
5. Revolutions of the Renaissance and Reformation

5. Revolutions of the Renaissance and Reformation  

Jack A. Goldstone

in Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Jan 2014
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9780199375271
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10.1093/actrade/9780199858507.003.0005
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‘Revolutions of the Renaissance and Reformation’ begins with The Republic of Florence created in 1115, which endured frequent and extreme revolutions during the power struggle between the ... More
4. Crucibles of war

4. Crucibles of war  

Madeline Y. Hsu

in Asian American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2017
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Dec 2016
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9780190219796
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10.1093/actrade/9780190219765.003.0004
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9780190219765
Hostilities lingered in the immediate aftermath of the war, but the onset of the Cold War dramatically improved the standing of Japanese Americans. “Crucibles of war” explains how the ... More
4. Satyāgraha

4. Satyāgraha  

Bhikhu Parekh

in Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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‘Satyāgraha’ explains how, for Gandhi, satyāgraha, meaning civil insistence on or tenacity in the pursuit of truth, aimed to penetrate the barriers of prejudice, ill-will, dogmatism, ... More
The New Testament As Literature: A Very Short Introduction

The New Testament As Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

Kyle Keefer (ed.)

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365500
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10.1093/actrade/9780195300208.001.0001
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9780195300208
The New Testament as Literature: A Very Short Introduction uses a literary framework — plot, character, narrative, and genre — to illuminate the language, structure, and ... More
Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction  

Bhikhu Parekh

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776816
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854575.001.0001
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9780192854575
Gandhi was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts. During his time as a lawyer in South Africa he ... More
2. History with a purpose

2. History with a purpose  

Peter Singer

in Hegel: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775468
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801975.003.0002
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9780192801975
‘History with a purpose’ looks at Hegel's thoughts about the function of history in the world. Hegel took history seriously. He agreed with Friedrich Schiller that the very foundations of ... More
Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction

Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction  

Scott H. Hendrix

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777653
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10.1093/actrade/9780199574339.001.0001
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9780199574339
Martin Luther: A Very Short Introduction details Luther's life, writings, world, and legacy. It explains the religious reformation and his importance, emphasizing the political ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Simon Yarrow

in Saints: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191781308
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10.1093/actrade/9780199676514.003.0001
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9780199676514
Saints are persons who by various means have demonstrated such worth in their lifetimes as to posthumously merit the company of God. The saint is a ‘holy one’, someone whose exemplary and ... More

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