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8. Systems

8. Systems  

John Heskett

in Design: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776748
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854469.003.0008
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chapter
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9780192854469
A system is a group of elements that forms a collective identity. The increasing emphasis on the design of systems stems from an awareness of the growing complexity of modern life, ... More
1. What is the Old Testament?

1. What is the Old Testament?  

Michael Coogan

in The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365531
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195305050.003.0001
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chapter
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9780195305050
‘What is the Old Testament?’ explains that whilst the word Bible originally meant “book,” the Old Testament is not one book but many, an anthology of ancient Israelite and early Jewish ... More
3. The Making of the Bible

3. The Making of the Bible  

John Riches

in The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776304
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853431.003.0003
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9780192853431
What exactly do we understand by the term Bible? ‘The Making of the Bible’ examines the different uses of the word Bible, and the different understandings of the Jewish Bible, the Hebrew ... More
3. Law and welfare

3. Law and welfare  

Gillian Clark

in Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777295
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199546206.003.0003
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9780199546206
‘Law and welfare’ examines the use of force, torture, punishment, the role of the judiciary, the legal system, and attitudes to welfare. How did Roman law work? At what point was it ... More
The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction

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

Timothy H. Lim

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191824586
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779520.001.0001
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book
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9780198779520
The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short introduction discusses the cultural significance of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the religious, political, and legal ... More
The New Testament As Literature: A Very Short Introduction

The New Testament As Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

Kyle Keefer (ed.)

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365500
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195300208.001.0001
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book
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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
2. The New Testament and the Literary Canon

2. The New Testament and the Literary Canon  

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
eISBN: 
9780199365500
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195300208.003.0002
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9780195300208
What counts as literature? Thinking of literature as a consciously aesthetic, high-minded activity does not work if applied to the New Testament. ‘The New Testament and the literary canon’ ... More
9. Conclusion

9. Conclusion  

John Riches

in The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776304
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853431.003.0009
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9780192853431
The ‘Conclusion’ seeks to bring together some of the richness of the ways in which the Bible has been read and appropriated. It underlines how it has inspired great monuments of human ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Michael Carrithers

in Buddha: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776779
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854537.003.0001
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9780192854537
The image of the Buddhist statue is extremely familiar: legs folded in meditation, hands laid one up the other in the lap, the arms relaxed, the back and head upright, and the face poised ... More
The canon, authoritative scriptures, and the scrolls

The canon, authoritative scriptures, and the scrolls  

Timothy H. Lim

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

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198779520.003.0005
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The Dead Sea Scrolls have shed light on the canonization of the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible in the Second Temple period. They provide us with exemplars of their biblical texts and how ... More
10. Becoming the New Testament

10. Becoming the New Testament  

Luke Timothy Johnson

in The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365807
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0010
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9780199735709
‘Becoming the new Testament’ examines the canonization of the writings that became the New Testament. The critical stage for canonization and Christian self-definition came in the ... More
7. Paul and his letters

7. Paul and his letters  

Luke Timothy Johnson

in The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365807
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0007
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9780199735709
‘Paul and his letters’ asks whether Paul's historical importance is as great as his canonical presence suggests. His letters formed the heart of the collection that would eventually become ... More
1. Approaching the New Testament

1. Approaching the New Testament  

Luke Timothy Johnson

in The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365807
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0001
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9780199735709
‘Approaching the New Testament’ examines the historical, literary, and religious dimensions of the New Testament and explains how the earliest Christian writings sprang into existence ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Peter Hainsworth and David Robey

in Italian Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777073
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199231799.003.0001
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9780199231799
The ‘Introduction’ emphasizes that there is a broad consensus about the great writers of Italian literature. Even alternative views (such as they are) presuppose the established canon: ... More
The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction  

Luke Timothy Johnson

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365807
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199735709
The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction locates the New Testament in its historical and literary context and explains why the religious experiences of the first Christians ... More
7. Music and Gender

7. Music and Gender  

Nicholas Cook

in Music: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776441
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853820.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192853820
‘Music and Gender’ first considers critical theory and its approach in musicology, which has stimulated historical research into the formation of the canon and the role of musical ... More
The Bible: A Very Short Introduction

The Bible: A Very Short Introduction  

John Riches

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776304
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853431.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192853431
The Bible: A Very Short Introduction looks at the importance accorded to the Bible by different communities and cultures. Why has the Bible generated such a variety of uses and ... More

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