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5. Facing evil

5. Facing evil  

David F. Ford

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

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779855
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10.1093/actrade/9780199679973.003.0005
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For innumerable people over the centuries evil has been the greatest practical and intellectual obstacle to believing and trusting in God. ‘Facing evil’ explains how some of the most ... More
6. Aftermath: Thomism

6. Aftermath: Thomism  

Fergus Kerr

in Thomas Aquinas: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2009
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10.1093/actrade/9780199556649.003.0006
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‘Aftermath: Thomism’ discusses Aquinas' philosophical and theological work after his death. Initially there is suspicion among his fellow theologians, and much later a theory of human ... More
5. Cosmology

5. Cosmology  

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/9780195310306.003.0005
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‘Cosmology’ explores Smith's account of the Creation and destiny of mankind. In his thought, Creation was more like bringing order out of chaos than making something out of nothing. Some ... More
1. Introducing Assyria

1. Introducing Assyria  

Karen Radner

in Ancient Assyria: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780191784163
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10.1093/actrade/9780198715900.003.0001
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Ancient Assyria was one of many states flourishing in the Middle East in the millennia before the beginning of the common era, but the long-lived kingdom was one of the most influential. ... More
1. The formation of Augustine's mind: Cicero, Mani, Plato, Christ

1. The formation of Augustine's mind: Cicero, Mani, Plato, Christ  

Henry Chadwick

in Augustine: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854520.003.0001
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Augustine was a prolific writer. He was born in ad 354 and died in 430. He lived mostly in Roman North Africa. ‘The formation of Augustine's mind: Cicero, Mani, Plato, Christ’ looks at how ... 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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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
5. Theological presuppositions: monotheism and providence

5. Theological presuppositions: monotheism and providence  

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/9780192854513.003.0005
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‘Theological presuppositions: monotheism and providence’ explains the presuppositions that Paul brought to his debates. He believed in one God; he thought that there were other powers in ... More
7. How should agnosticism be taught?

7. How should agnosticism be taught?  

Robin Le Poidevin

in Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777684
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10.1093/actrade/9780199575268.003.0008
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‘Should agnosticism be taught?’ argues that agnosticism should be included in education. It examines the link between uncertainty and creativity and suggests that agnosticism should be ... More
9. Experience, knowledge, and wisdom

9. Experience, knowledge, and wisdom  

David F. Ford

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

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Oct 2013
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9780191779855
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‘Experience, knowledge, and wisdom’ asks: What sorts of understanding and knowing go on in theology? Theology as wisdom resonates deeply with major religious and philosophical traditions. ... More
4. The Villanovan revolution

4. The Villanovan revolution  

Christopher Smith

in The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2014
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May 2014
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9780191779817
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10.1093/actrade/9780199547913.003.0005
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‘The Villanovan revolution’ examines this complex period of development, detailing its roots and impact on Etruscan society. This era is characterized by the creation of new sites and jumps ... More
2. Ancient Jewish Mysticism and the Emergence of the Kabbalah

2. Ancient Jewish Mysticism and the Emergence of the Kabbalah  

Joseph Dan

in Kabbalah: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780199365616
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10.1093/actrade/9780195327052.003.0002
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The schools of the kabbalists from the late 12th century to now are just one manifestation of esotericism and mysticism in Jewish religious culture. ‘Ancient Jewish Mysticism and the ... 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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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. Theology and religious studies: how is the field shaped?

2. Theology and religious studies: how is the field shaped?  

David F. Ford

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

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Oct 2013
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‘Theology and religious studies: how is the field shaped?’ examines specifically academic theology and the settings in which theology is studied. It defines academic theology as a subject ... More
3. Thinking of God

3. Thinking of God  

David F. Ford

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

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Oct 2013
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‘Thinking of God’ is concerned with the basic question: Is God real? There are two crucial issues embraced by the question of God's reality. The first is: What is meant by God? The second ... More
7. Salvation—scope, intensity, and dialogues

7. Salvation—scope, intensity, and dialogues  

David F. Ford

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

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780199679973.003.0007
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‘Salvation — scope, intensity, and dialogues’ explores how different religions, with diverse approaches to salvation, might best engage with each other through dialogues. The new prominence ... More
2. Works

2. Works  

Fergus Kerr

in Thomas Aquinas: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2009
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10.1093/actrade/9780199556649.003.0002
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‘Works’ deals with the writings Aquinas produced. Among his most important biblical commentaries are those on the Book of Job and the Gospel of John. He also wrote many transcripts of ... More
3. Summa Theologiae: First Part

3. Summa Theologiae: First Part  

Fergus Kerr

in Thomas Aquinas: A Very Short Introduction

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10.1093/actrade/9780199556649.003.0003
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God is the main subject in ‘Summa Theologiae: First Part’, a massive work of Catholic Christian theology. The study of theology is compared with that of philosophy, with faith fulfilling ... More
5. Summa Theologiae: Third Part

5. Summa Theologiae: Third Part  

Fergus Kerr

in Thomas Aquinas: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2009
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Christ is the main subject of ‘Summa Theologiae: Third Part’. Aquinas centres his thoughts on the unity of the divine and human in the person of Christ, based on classical Christology. Was ... More
Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction

Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction  

Jolyon Mitchell

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777882
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10.1093/actrade/9780199585236.001.0001
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9780199585236
Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction provides a historical analysis of the concept of martyrdom to shed light on how it has evolved and the different ways in which it is used ... More
1. Debating martyrdom

1. Debating martyrdom  

Jolyon Mitchell

in Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777882
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10.1093/actrade/9780199585236.003.0001
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9780199585236
What exactly does martyrdom mean? Who can be called a martyr? There are many corners of the world which honour statues, shrines, and murals to the memories of martyrs. They are also ... More

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