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The Abrahamic Religions and the Classical Tradition  

Peter E. Pormann

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
The classical tradition not only provided the backdrop against which the Abrahamic religions emerged, but also provided a constant source of inspiration for their development over the ... More

An African Religions Perspective  

Kwasi Wiredu

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Dec 2010
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Jan 2011
A very fundamental fact about African religions is that they are not institutional religions. They do not have an organization that one becomes a member of upon converting or being ... More

Ancient Near Eastern Millennialism  

Robert Gnuse

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
Although there existed no real millennial text prior to late Jewish and early Christian texts, there exists an overabundance of resources that heavily draw on millennial texts. This ... More

Ancient Near Eastern Studies: Egypt  

Kenneth Kitchen

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This article looks at the impact of ancient Near Eastern studies on biblical scholarship. Before 1800, no accurate first-hand knowledge of Egypt's ancient remains was available to compare ... More

Ancient Near Eastern Studies: Mesopotamia  

W. G. Lambert

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This article discusses the impact of ancient Near Eastern studies on biblical scholarship, focusing on written remains of all kinds. Ancient Mesopotamia has yielded tens of thousands of ... More

Anglican  

Mary Tanner

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Oct 2017
This chapter traces the Anglican commitment to, and involvement in, the ecumenical movement from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, particularly as reflected in resolutions of ... More

Apocalyptic Religion and Violence  

Jamel Velji

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter offers a working definition of the apocalyptic, followed by some of the apocalyptic's most important constituent components. Then, it concentrates on associations between ... More

Aquinas and Atheism  

Brian Davies

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
This essay aims to explain what Aquinas does and does not mean when using the word ‘God’. It also tries to explain why Aquinas thinks it reasonable to conclude that God exists and how ... More

Armageddon in Christian, Sunni, and Shia Traditions  

Michael A. Sells

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter, which looks at the actual or alleged cases of apocalypticism within contemporary Iranian Shi'ite, Saudi Sunni, and American Christian circles, evaluates the issue of ... More

Asia  

Scott W. Sunquist

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Oct 2017
Asian ecumenism began as a pragmatic concern of Western mission agencies, but was catalysed under the pressure of Japanese imperialism early in the twentieth century. National ecumenical ... More

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