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3. Worship

3. Worship  

Pink Dandelion

in The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776915
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10.1093/actrade/9780199206797.003.0003
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‘Worship’ examines the evolving understanding of Quaker worship. It was originally based on the primacy of direct revelation and the interiority of authentic spirituality. God could be best ... More
9. Johannine literature

9. Johannine literature  

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/9780199735709.003.0009
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‘Johannine literature’ examines the five compositions in the New Testament collection associated with the name of John and asks: Can the very real differences among the writings (along with ... More
7. The Koran as text

7. The Koran as text  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776311
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.003.0007
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The attitude of a culture towards faithful transmission need not be either uniform or constant. ‘The Koran as text’ considers how the Koran has been recorded and preserved. Muslims in the ... More
13. Doubts and puzzles

13. Doubts and puzzles  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776311
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.003.0013
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There is a certain amount of obscurity in the text of the Koran. There are clusters of linguistic puzzles in it, and translations can do no more than gloss over or guess. ‘Doubts and ... More
14. Conclusion

14. Conclusion  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776311
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.003.0014
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A scripture, or classic, acts as two things: a product of its own time and an authority in our time. The Conclusion asks: how well is the Koran equipped to be both of these things today? ... More
5. Revelation

5. Revelation  

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
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9780199365500
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10.1093/actrade/9780195300208.003.0005
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9780195300208
Since ancient times the concept of good vs evil has resonated in literature. The last book of the New Testament, Revelation, can be placed between one of the earliest written texts Enuma ... More
9. Book of Mormon wars

9. Book of Mormon wars  

Terryl L. Givens

in The Book of Mormon: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365678
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10.1093/actrade/9780195369311.003.0009
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Since its publication, the Book of Mormon has satisfied some people's hunger for access to divine power and revelation, and opened a debate over its logical plausibility for others. Book of ... More
2. Reason and revelation

2. Reason and revelation  

Peter Adamson

in Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191785429
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10.1093/actrade/9780199683673.003.0003
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‘Reason and revelation’ points out that in the Islamic world, there was no hard-and-fast distinction between theology, which draws on revelation, and philosophy, which uses only the natural ... More
7. The Future of Quakerism

7. The Future of Quakerism  

Pink Dandelion

in The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776915
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199206797.003.0007
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‘The future of Quakerism’ summarizes the differences between the three Quaker traditions and explores the future prospects of each as well as Quakerism as a whole. Evangelical, ... 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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‘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
10. The Koran as an object of dogma

10. The Koran as an object of dogma  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776311
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.003.0010
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The tug-of-war between the two antithetical tendencies of imagining God in terms intelligible to humans and imagining him in sublime, transcendent terms is a strong one. ‘The Koran as an ... More
3. Catholics on God and the human condition

3. Catholics on God and the human condition  

Gerald O’Collins

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

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May 2017
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May 2017
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9780191838521
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10.1093/actrade/9780198796855.003.0003
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9780198796855
The beliefs that unite and shape the Catholic Church are examined in ‘Catholics on God and the human condition’. The Bible is seen to illuminate the deepest reality of God and human beings. ... More
2. Revelation

2. Revelation  

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/9780195310306.003.0002
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9780195310306
‘Revelation’ contends that, though Smith's First Vision came out of a widespread culture of visions, the translation of the Book of Mormon was without parallel. How Smith wrote the book is ... More
2. Themes

2. Themes  

Terryl L. Givens

in The Book of Mormon: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780199365678
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10.1093/actrade/9780195369311.003.0002
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9780195369311
Five major themes run throughout the book of Mormon and give it a distinctive identity. Personal revelation informs characters and their actions throughout the narrative. The Book claims to ... More
Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction

Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Adamson

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191785429
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199683673.001.0001
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9780199683673
Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction explores the history of philosophy among Muslims, Jews, and Christians living in Islamic lands, from its historical ... More
The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction

The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction  

Pink Dandelion

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776915
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199206797.001.0001
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book
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9780199206797
The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction charts the history of Quakerism and its present-day diversity, and outlines its approach to worship, belief, theology and language, and ... More
5. Theology and language

5. Theology and language  

Pink Dandelion

in The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776915
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199206797.003.0005
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9780199206797
Quakers have traditionally taken a very distinctive approach to language and this has been adapted by the different kinds of Quakers we find in the world today. This theme is explored in ... More
5. Secret revelations and dialogue gospels

5. Secret revelations and dialogue gospels  

Paul Foster

in The Apocryphal Gospels: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780191777141
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10.1093/actrade/9780199236947.003.0005
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9780199236947
‘Secret revelations and the dialogue gospels’ examines what a number of non-canonical gospels tell us about the notion of communications from the risen Jesus. Besides Jesus' communication ... More
5. The very idea of scripture

5. The very idea of scripture  

Michael Cook

in The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776311
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192853448
Globally, in the modern world people are more open to accept different degrees of belief and the notion of unbelief. The cutting edge of culture, however, lies significantly towards the end ... More
The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

The Koran: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Cook

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776311
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853448.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192853448
The Koran: A Very Short Introduction explores the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in traditional Muslim culture, by looking at the Koran as codex, as ... More

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