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10. Nature and grace

10. Nature and grace  

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/9780192854520.003.0010
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In reaction against Manicheism, Augustine in his thirties stressed both church authority and individual freedom. Without God's grace to rescue the fallen man, the right path could not be ... More
5. Some themes

5. Some themes  

Edward Craig

in Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776700
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854216.003.0005
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To what extent can a question be legitimately considered in abstraction from the historical contexts in which it was raised? ‘Some themes’ considers this question by examining a number of ... More
6. Feminism and multiculturalism

6. Feminism and multiculturalism  

David Miller

in Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775895
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803955.003.0006
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9780192803955
‘Feminism and multiculturalism’ argues that the issues raised by feminists and multiculturalists about the nature of personal identity, the line between public and private life, and respect ... More
2. The politics of trust

2. The politics of trust  

John Dunn

in Locke: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775888
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803948.003.0002
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9780192803948
‘The Politics of Trust’ considers the nature of political authority. Locke initially feared any challenge to the authority of a monarch, because of the danger of disorder, but eventually ... More
6. A question of identity

6. A question of identity  

Richard Bauckham

in Jesus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777691
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575275.003.0006
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9780199575275
After Jesus dies, his Jewish followers proclaim him the Messiah of Israel. People are impressed with his authority. Some see him as a prophet, others as the royal Messiah of David. In the ... More
5. Religion, education, and sexuality

5. Religion, education, and sexuality  

Robert Wokler

in Rousseau: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191775475
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801982.003.0005
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9780192801982
‘Religion, education and sexuality’ considers Rousseau's suggestions for the role and form of education and religion and his attitude to sexuality. Rousseau favoured natural religion, ... More
12. The Enduring Significance of the Old Testament

12. The Enduring Significance of the Old Testament  

Michael Coogan

in The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780199365531
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10.1093/actrade/9780195305050.003.0012
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9780195305050
For the last two millennia, the Bible has been an inspiration to creative artists — sculptors, painters, playwrights, novelists, composers, choreographers, and many others. ‘The enduring ... More
4. War

4. War  

Christian Reus-Smit

in International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2020
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Apr 2020
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9780191884634
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10.1093/actrade/9780198850212.003.0004
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9780198850212
Throughout history, war has had a profound effect on the structures and practices of political authority. ‘War’ explores the connections between war—purposive, organized violence—and the ... More
9. Writer

9. Writer  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775369
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0009
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9780192801593
When Barthes looks back on his work in Barthes par Barthes, he sees not a critic nor a semiologist but a writer.‘Writer’ examines Barthes the writer and his reflections upon writing. In ... More
1. Man of parts

1. Man of parts  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775369
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0001
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9780192801593
When he died Roland Barthes had become famous for incisive and irreverent analyses of French culture. ‘Man of parts’ asks: What is Barthes master of? What is he celebrated for? The most ... More
10. Man of letters

10. Man of letters  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775369
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0010
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9780192801593
By the end of his life, Barthes had come to occupy the role of man of letters in a traditional sense. ‘Man of letters’ explains that he was not just a critic, but a literary figure whose ... More
8. The Bible in Politics

8. The Bible in Politics  

John Riches

in The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776304
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853431.003.0008
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9780192853431
The writers of the Bible clearly saw that God's will had implications for the whole of life. ‘The Bible in Politics’ looks at how this idea has been worked out across the centuries in ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

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/9780199687749.003.0001
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9780199687749
Christianity, one of the world’s most successful religions, has endured over two thousand years and, despite setbacks, has enjoyed its greatest growth and spread in the modern period. The ... More
4. Authority

4. Authority  

Lynda Mugglestone

in Dictionaries: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777639
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10.1093/actrade/9780199573790.003.0004
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9780199573790
‘Authority’ examines the narratives of legitimation entrenched in popular attitudes towards dictionaries. They are often constructed as gatekeepers, selectively admitting words because they ... 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
1. The Dead Sea Scrolls as cultural icon

1. The Dead Sea Scrolls as cultural icon  

Timothy H. Lim

in The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
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9780191824586
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10.1093/actrade/9780198779520.003.0001
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9780198779520
‘The Dead Sea Scrolls as cultural icon’ asks: how did the Dead Sea Scrolls become so popular? Discovered in 1947 and published fully in 1991, the term ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ has become a ... More
2. Political authority

2. Political authority  

David Miller

in Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775895
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803955.003.0002
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9780192803955
‘Political authority’ argues that today, we are creatures of the state and asks: Under what circumstances, if any, do states wield legitimate political authority? How far are we as ordinary ... More
3. Democracy

3. Democracy  

David Miller

in Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775895
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803955.003.0003
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9780192803955
‘Democracy’ explains how from the mid-nineteenth century the case for constituting political authority democratically gathered momentum, raising the question: What role should the people as ... More
International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

International Relations: A Very Short Introduction  

Christian Reus-Smit

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Apr 2020
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Apr 2020
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9780191884634
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10.1093/actrade/9780198850212.001.0001
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book
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9780198850212
International relations affects the security, economic fortunes, rights and freedoms, and environmental well-being of all of us. The recent transformation from a world of empires to today’s ... More
1. What is international relations?

1. What is international relations?  

Christian Reus-Smit

in International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2020
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Apr 2020
eISBN: 
9780191884634
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198850212.003.0001
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9780198850212
International relations has traditionally focused on external relations between sovereign states. Yet not all important relations are between sovereign states and not all important politics ... More

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