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Canon Law  

Norman Doe

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
The Anglican Communion has recently experienced a sea change in its understanding of and approach to canon law, hitherto a matter lacking worldwide attention amongst Anglicans. Whilst the ... More

Capitalism and Socialism  

Philip Lockley

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Dec 2019
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Aug 2017
This chapter identifies capitalism as a system for human relating which came to predominance in several Christian societies during the nineteenth century. Socialism emerged in the same ... More

Christianity and Torture  

Karen L. King

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter considers the religious justifications for and against torture. It also describes the torturous narratives at Christianity's foundations, the notion of redemptive martyrdom, ... More

Clergy and American Politics  

Laura R. Olson

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Aug 2009
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Jan 2010
This article observes the central currents in the literature on politics and clergy. The first section centers on charting a short historical map of scholarship on clergy and politics. It ... More

The Geography of Anglicanism  

Dan O'Connor

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
Imperialism and colonialism have been key determinants for the geography of Anglicanism. This is evident in developments within the British Isles, in North America and North American ... More

Jesuits and India  

Leonard Fernando SJ

Jesuits have been a continuing presence in India since the sixteenth century. With the help of local people, they not only spread the Christian faith but also did a lot for the growth of ... More

Just War and Legal Restraints  

John Kelsay

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter offers an older notion of just war, particularly as it developed in relation to the changing place of Christianity in Europe and North America. The just war idea presents a ... More

The Nation and Nationalism  

Halvor Moxnes

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Dec 2019
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Aug 2017
This chapter discusses the relations between Christianity and nation in three different state constructions: the unification of smaller states into a nation state, older states already ... More

Paul and Politics  

Davina C. Lopez and Todd Penner

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Feb 2017
‘Paul and Politics’ is a highly contested site of examination in contemporary Pauline Studies. Debates about whether, how, and to what ends Pauline literature can be read politically reach ... More

Political Transformations  

Mark Chapman

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Dec 2019
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Aug 2017
Beginning with the French Revolution and the Enlightenment and their effects on the political life and systems of Europe, this chapter discusses the broader impact of the collapse of the ... More

Religion in the Balkan Wars  

Vjekoslav Perica

This article examines the roles of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church in Croatia, and the Islamic religious authority of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1991–1995 war inWestern ... More

Religiously Motivated Violence in the Abortion Debate  

Julie Ingersoll

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter, which concentrates on the North American Christian case in investigating the role of violence in the religious controversy about abortion, assesses the religiously ... More

State and Church  

Ian Tregenza

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Dec 2019
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Aug 2017
Much nineteenth-century political theory was preoccupied with relations between state and Church. This chapter examines some of the leading European theories of Church and state many of ... More

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