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7. God

7. God  

Peter Hainsworth and David Robey

in Dante: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2015
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Feb 2015
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9780191781575
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10.1093/actrade/9780199684779.003.0007
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The doctrinal passages in Paradiso represent Dante’s view of the fundamental issue of the universe: the relationship between man and God. ‘God’ explains that throughout Paradiso, visual ... More
4. A philosophical society

4. A philosophical society  

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/9780192854520.003.0004
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In 388, Augustine returned to his native Africa and settled in his home town of Thagaste to practice an experiment in ascetic retirement. The Thagaste community he developed, despite not ... More
2. Liberal arts

2. Liberal arts  

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/9780192854520.003.0002
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Augustine did not draw sharp lines between philosophy and theology. This could be because he was heavily influenced by Platonism. He described the motive which led people to philosophize in ... More
4. Possible worlds and fundamental principles

4. Possible worlds and fundamental principles  

Maria Rosa Antognazza

in Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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Nov 2016
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9780191788079
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10.1093/actrade/9780198718642.003.0004
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9780198718642
Leibniz’s commitment to the characteristica universalis and the scientia generalis rested on his conviction that logic is a mirror of the structure of reality. In his view, the principles ... 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
Augustine: A Very Short Introduction

Augustine: A Very Short Introduction  

Henry Chadwick

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776762
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854520.001.0001
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Augustine: A Very Short Introduction traces the development of Augustine's thought, discussing his reaction to the thinkers before him, and themes such as freedom, creation, ... More
2. Ancient worlds

2. Ancient worlds  

Belinda Jack

in Reading: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2019
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Apr 2019
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9780191860300
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10.1093/actrade/9780198820581.003.0002
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9780198820581
A great deal is known about reading in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, but it is important to remember that a good deal of what we think of as Greek and Roman literature was heard and ... More
3. Historical legacies

3. Historical legacies  

Andreas Önnerfors

in Freemasonry: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2017
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Aug 2017
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9780191837364
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10.1093/actrade/9780198796275.003.0003
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9780198796275
There is no coherent ideology or doctrine of freemasonry, but the fraternity is characterized by a considerable conceptual inclusiveness promoting an ethics of action and all brotherhoods ... More
2. The Body of Christ

2. The Body of Christ  

Beth Williamson

in Christian Art: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2004
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Sep 2013
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9780191775772
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803283.003.0003
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9780192803283
Images that illustrate Christ's life on earth, as a human, are fundamental to Christian art. Christ is depicted as a teacher and preacher, a leader, a healer, a judge, a new born baby, and ... More
2. The European invasion

2. The European invasion  

Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green

in North American Indians: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365555
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10.1093/actrade/9780195307542.003.0002
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9780195307542
Encountering the people of America raised many questions. The result was a series of pronouncements and diplomatic initiatives from the pope that became known in international law as the ... More
1. Jesus: the God-man

1. Jesus: the God-man  

Linda Woodhead

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

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Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780191780943
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687749.003.0002
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‘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
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
5. Vocation

5. Vocation  

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/9780192854520.003.0005
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9780192854520
Augustine did not find that he could provide answers to all the questions that troubled him while at Thagaste. In 391, on a visit to Hippo Regius, he was forcibly ordained presbyter for a ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Christopher Tyerman

in The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776182
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10.1093/actrade/9780192806550.003.0001
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The word ‘crusade’, a non-medieval Franco-Spanish hybrid, was popularized in English after the 18th century. It entered the Anglo-American language as a synonym for a good cause vigorously ... More
2. A map of earlier medieval philosophy

2. A map of earlier medieval philosophy  

John Marenbon

in Medieval Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191781216
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10.1093/actrade/9780199663224.003.0002
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9780199663224
‘A map of earlier medieval philosophy’ outlines the development of medieval philosophy in its different traditions beginning with the Platonic schools of late antiquity. The five ... 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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9780198802310
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
2. Religion

2. Religion  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777059
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10.1093/actrade/9780199230792.003.0003
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Has Christianity always been Scotland's main religion? ‘Religion’ looks at: the evidence of early non-Christian belief systems in Scotland; the arrival of Christianity and the early church; ... More
9. Concluding thoughts

9. Concluding thoughts  

Roger Scruton

in Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777042
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10.1093/actrade/9780199229758.003.0009
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9780199229758
The reader will have noticed that I have not said what beauty is. I have implicitly rejected the neo-Platonist view of beauty, as a feature of Being itself. God is beautiful; but not for ... More
4. The impact of the Crusades

4. The impact of the Crusades  

Christopher Tyerman

in The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776182
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10.1093/actrade/9780192806550.003.0005
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9780192806550
The Crusades outside of Christendom, it is traditionally believed, had a profound influence over systems of political and religious power in the regions they were fought in. However, there ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

Linda Woodhead

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

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Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780191780943
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687749.003.0008
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9780199687749
Christianity has endured longer than the greatest empires and had more influence than the grandest cultural achievements. Its texts still shape lives and many of its institutions still ... More

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