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3. The resurrection experience

3. The resurrection experience  

Luke Timothy Johnson

in The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365807
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0003
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9780199735709
‘The resurrection experience’ examines explanations for the sudden appearance of the Christ cult. The best explanation takes all the evidence into account and, in turn, provides the best ... More
7. Suicide and euthanasia

7. Suicide and euthanasia  

Damien Keown

in Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775994
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804570.003.0007
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The issue of suicide is problematic for Buddhists. It is a common belief that suicide is permitted in Buddhism. ‘Suicide and euthanasia’ argues that in Buddhism, the human lifespan is a ... More
4. The return of the Lord and the resurrection of the dead

4. The return of the Lord and the resurrection of the dead  

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/9780192854513.003.0004
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‘The return of the Lord and the resurrection of the dead’ considers the debate over the resurrection of the Lord as seen in Corinth, Thessalonica, and by the Galatians and Romans. Paul's ... More
8. Christology

8. Christology  

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/9780192854513.003.0008
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9780192854513
‘Christology’ considers Paul's discussions of the two aspects to ‘Christology’: the person of Christ and the work of Christ. There are two streams of thought in Paul with regard to how ... More
4. The process of interpretation

4. The process of interpretation  

Luke Timothy Johnson

in The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365807
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10.1093/actrade/9780199735709.003.0004
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9780199735709
‘The process of interpretation’ describes how, for the first believers, there was an immediate and obvious dissonance concerning themselves — between their experience of divine power and ... More
2. Pandemics and epidemics

2. Pandemics and epidemics  

Paul Slack

in Plague: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777998
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10.1093/actrade/9780199589548.003.0002
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9780199589548
‘Pandemics and epidemics’ looks at the way plague is described in the historical record and considers its possible causes. The model of the first three pandemics is one created by western ... More
7. When this life ends

7. When this life ends  

Matthew T. Kapstein

in Tibetan Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780199375226
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10.1093/actrade/9780199735129.003.0007
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9780199735129
‘When this life ends’ considers the mortuary rituals of Tibetan Buddhism and the means to assure a fortunate rebirth for the deceased. It is uncertain what the Tibetan beliefs concerning ... More
1. The ‘Middle’ Ages?

1. The ‘Middle’ Ages?  

Miri Rubin

in The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
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9780191781285
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10.1093/actrade/9780199697298.003.0002
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9780199697298
The term ‘Media aetas’ or ‘Middle age’ was first used by the poet Petrarch (1304–74), and later by intellectuals who wished to emphasize their own achievements agains a background of that ... More
1. The size of the cancer problem

1. The size of the cancer problem  

Nicholas James

in Cancer: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777424
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10.1093/actrade/9780199560233.003.0001
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9780199560233
What is the scale of the cancer problem? The raw data is set out in ‘The size of the cancer problem’. The variations in the number of cases diagnosed and the numbers dying from cancer in ... More
8. Jesus in Christian faith

8. Jesus in Christian faith  

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/9780199575275.003.0008
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9780199575275
‘Jesus in Christian faith’ deals with Jesus' role in Christianity. The first Christians are Jews, many living in Jerusalem. Some of them had been his disciples, many had witnessed his ... More
2. Portraying martyrdom

2. Portraying 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/9780199585236.003.0002
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9780199585236
There are lively debates as to the origins, evolution, and contemporary representations of martyrdom. Fashions change, and so does the way in which martyrdoms are depicted by filmakers, ... More
2. The ascent to heaven

2. The ascent to heaven  

Nick Groom

in The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777905
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10.1093/actrade/9780199586790.003.0002
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9780199586790
The Goths were a missionary force that emerged from Graeco-Roman civilization. They had effectively caused the death of the classical pagan world. The spiritual crusade of the Goths allowed ... More
8. Side effects, complications, and risks of anaesthesia

8. Side effects, complications, and risks of anaesthesia  

Aidan O’Donnell

in Anaesthesia: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191777868
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10.1093/actrade/9780199584543.003.0008
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9780199584543
Anaesthesia carries risks. It is difficult to judge the risk accurately, especially when it is presented as a statistic. A 2006 paper by Rupert Pearse and colleagues based on 4.1 million ... More
9. The end of life

9. The end of life  

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/9780199660445.003.0009
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9780199660445
‘The end of life’ begins with the definition of death. In the UK and many other jurisdictions, the definition of death is based on brain-stem death. The protocols to be followed in reaching ... More
1. Beyond the myth: the real Marquis de Sade

1. Beyond the myth: the real Marquis de Sade  

John Phillips

in The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776038
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804693.003.0001
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9780192804693
‘Beyond the myth: the real Marquis de Sade’ charts the Marquis de Sade's early life and influences including his childhood, his military career, his life of pleasure in Paris, his time in ... More
15. Every night a fest noz: the new Celtomania

15. Every night a fest noz: the new Celtomania  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775901
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0015
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9780192804181
Brittany, more than any other Celtic-speaking country, rejoices in its past. Fest nozou and fêtes folkloriques always involve traditional Breton music and group dancing. Traditional village ... More
3. A little prehistory: the Atlantic longue durée

3. A little prehistory: the Atlantic longue durée  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775901
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0003
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9780192804181
‘A little prehistory‘ comments that the Classical writers regarded the Celts as among the westernmost peoples of Europe. Atlantic Europe is a cohesive region, the ocean and great rivers ... More
4. Meaning and purpose

4. Meaning and purpose  

Julian Baggini

in Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775925
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804242.003.0004
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9780192804242
‘Meaning and purpose’ considers the idea of life having a meaning or purpose using the concepts of goal-setting, hedonism, and death. It is not true that life's meaning and purpose are ... More
Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

Ethics: A Very Short Introduction  

Simon Blackburn

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775970
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804426.001.0001
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book
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9780192804426
Our self-image as moral, well-behaved creatures is dogged by scepticism, relativism, hypocrisy, and nihilism, by the fear that in a Godless world science has unmasked us as creatures fated ... 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
eISBN: 
9780191775970
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804426.003.0003
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chapter
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9780192804426
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

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