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The Abrahamic Religions as a Modern Concept  

Mark Silk

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
The modern concept of the Abrahamic religions has roots in Christian theology, the academic study of the Near East, and the study of Islam. In the nineteenth century, Protestant ... More

African American Religions in the Nineteenth Century  

Emily Suzanne Clark

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May 2018
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Mar 2018
The typical story of African American religions narrates the development and power of the Protestant black church, but shifting the focus to the long nineteenth century can reorient the ... More

African American Religious Identities in the Twentieth Century  

Suzanne Smith

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May 2018
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Mar 2018
This chapter analyzes African American religious identity and practice in the twentieth century. Shaped by the Great Migration and the rise of mass culture, modern African American ... More

African and African American Religions in the Early Americas  

Jason Young

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May 2018
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Mar 2018
This chapter chronicles the relationship between African religious practices on the continent and African American religion in the plantation Americas in the era of slavery and the ... More

African Initiated Churches as Vehicles of Earth-Care in Africa  

Marthinus L. Daneel

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Nov 2006
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Sep 2009
In the post-chimurenga years of independent Zimbabwe, the African Initiated Churches (AICs) heeded the prophetic call to earth-keeping. They joined forces with practitioners of traditional ... More

African Traditional Religion and Violence  

Nathalie Wlodarczyk

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter analyzes a wide range of African customs and legends. It demonstrates that African traditional religion offers notions of a thriving spirit world which provides “sacred ... More

Agency and Responsibility in a Natural World  

Erik J. Wielenberg

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Feb 2017
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Jan 2017
This chapter examines the question of whether key features expected from moral conduct, such as freedom, choice, agency, and responsibility, can sufficiently exist within the natural world ... More

The Ak Party in Turkey  

Ibrahim Kalin

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
This article discusses the emergence of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi; the AK Party) as a center-right political movement with Islamic and national ... More

American Jewish History  

Hasia Diner

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
American Jewish history as a field of scholarly inquiry takes as its subject-matter the experience of Jews in the United States and places it within the context of both modern Jewish ... More

American Judaism and Race  

Jodi Eichler-Levine

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May 2018
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Mar 2018
Thinking about American Jews, race, and religion entails confronting the instability of those terms. This chapter examines the history of Jews and race in the United States through three ... More

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