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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
Some ethical ideas

Some ethical ideas  

Simon Blackburn

in Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775970
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804426.003.0003
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As our technologies of control increase, so do the new questions about how to use them. ‘Some ethical ideas’ examines such issues as abortion, rights, and euthanasia, and explores how an ... 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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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
9. ‘Eternal law’, changing times

9. ‘Eternal law’, changing times  

Norman Solomon

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

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Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780191780035
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10.1093/actrade/9780199687350.003.0010
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9780199687350
‘“Eternal law”, changing times’ takes a look at how poskim (rabbis who decide the law) have drawn on traditional sources to deal with contemporary issues such as abortion, artificial ... More
2. An enduring value

2. An enduring value  

Raymond Wacks

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

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191792915
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725947.003.0002
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9780198725947
The notion of ‘privacy’ in its broadest, and least lucid, sense is founded upon a conception of the individual and his or her relationship with society. Individuals need privacy for ... More
4. Sex, money, and power: some questions for Christian ethics

4. Sex, money, and power: some questions for 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/9780199568864.003.0005
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Christian ethics helps us to live well, and through that make God's Name holy. It deals with everyday life, activities such as family life, sex, reproduction, economics, and power. It ... More
Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction

Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard Lyman Bushman

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365562
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10.1093/actrade/9780195310306.001.0001
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Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction sets out to examine a religion with over 12 million adherents that still baffles outsiders nearly 170 years after the founder' death. How ... More
5. Fundamentalism and nationalism I

5. Fundamentalism and nationalism I  

Malise Ruthven

in Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776953
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10.1093/actrade/9780199212705.003.0005
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Theoretically, fundamentalism and nationalism are ideological opponents. In much of the formal discourse, religion stands at the opposite side to nationalism, which states that nationalism ... More
7. Conclusion

7. Conclusion  

Malise Ruthven

in Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776953
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10.1093/actrade/9780199212705.003.0007
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Towards the end of the last century, it was thought that politics and religion were drifting part. Political theorists believed that in different ways, secularization was intergral to ... More
6. Abortion

6. Abortion  

Damien Keown

in Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2020
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Jun 2020
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9780191884481
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10.1093/actrade/9780198850052.003.0006
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9780198850052
Buddhist attitudes to abortion are influenced by its belief in rebirth and the idea that life is a never-ending continuum. Many Buddhists, accordingly, feel that abortion is prohibited by ... More
4. Who are Republicans? Who are Democrats? Who are the “others”?

4. Who are Republicans? Who are Democrats? Who are the “others”?  

L. Sandy Maisel

in American Political Parties and Elections: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jun 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190458195
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10.1093/actrade/9780190458164.003.0004
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9780190458164
‘Who are Republicans? Who are Democrats? Who are the “others”?’ looks at party affiliation and the different relationships citizens have with political parties. Most American citizens have ... More
Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction  

D. Stephen Long

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777523
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568864.001.0001
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9780199568864
Christian Ethics: A Very Short Introduction presents a discussion of the relationship between Christian ethics, modern, and postmodern ethics, and explores practical issues ... More
3. Before birth

3. Before birth  

Charles Foster

in Medical Law: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778322
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10.1093/actrade/9780199660445.003.0003
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9780199660445
‘Before birth’ first considers the rights and obligations to reproduce. The law defends the right to reproduce and there are few limitations on that right. The right not to be a parent ... More
3. Law and morality

3. Law and morality  

Raymond Wacks

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

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191807657
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745624.003.0003
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Is torture wrong? What’s wrong with abortion? Is homosexuality sinful? Moral questions such as these arise in almost any legal system, and confronting them is among the fundamental ... 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

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365593
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10.1093/actrade/9780195321074.003.0003
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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
Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction  

Malise Ruthven

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776953
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10.1093/actrade/9780199212705.001.0001
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9780199212705
Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction investigates its historical, social, religious, political, and ideological roots, and tackles the polemic and stereotypes surrounding ... More
1. Family resemblances

1. Family resemblances  

Malise Ruthven

in Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776953
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10.1093/actrade/9780199212705.003.0001
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The word ‘fundamentalist’ is now a familiar word. The last few decades witnessed a number of atrocities blamed on fundamentalists, including 9/11. Most of them have been attributed to ... More
2. The scandal of difference

2. The scandal of difference  

Malise Ruthven

in Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776953
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10.1093/actrade/9780199212705.003.0002
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Islam faces a crisis in relation to the contemporary world which is partly historical. It derives from a contradiction between the collective memory of the triumphal progress of Islam under ... More
4. Controlling women

4. Controlling women  

Malise Ruthven

in Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776953
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10.1093/actrade/9780199212705.003.0004
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9780199212705
Several recent studies have suggested that sex, specifically the control of female sexuality, looms large in fundamentalist language. ‘Controlling women’ looks at gender issues in ... More
5. Catholic moral life and teaching

5. Catholic moral life and teaching  

Gerald O’Collins

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

Print Publication Year: 
May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191838521
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10.1093/actrade/9780198796855.003.0005
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9780198796855
How should Catholics behave? How might the holiness with which they have been blessed express itself in their daily existence? ‘Catholic moral life and teaching’ points out that, although ... More

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