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‘A Cloud of Witnesses’: Tractarians and Tractarian Ventures  

James Pereiro

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Jun 2017
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Jul 2017
The leaders of the Oxford Movement were supported by a cast of friends and disciples who made important contributions to the ideas and initiatives associated with the Movement. Most of ... More

“A Muslim from America”  

Nadirah Shabazz

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Nov 2014
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Religion, Islam
Using the Autobiography of Malcolm X, this chapter examines the concept of Muslim American indigeneity and the emerging Muslim American literature canon as responses to a history of ... More

Abdolkarim Soroush  

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
Abdolkarim Soroush founded one of the most important intellectual movements in Iran. This article traces the development of his thought through three distinct periods: (1) a critique of ... More

Abraham and Authenticity  

Reuven Firestone

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
The Abrahamic religions recognize Abraham as the first to arrive at the truth of monotheism and live out the ideal relationship with God. He is the archetype of the stalwart religious ... More

Abrahamic Experiments in History  

Adam J. Silverstein

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
This chapter argues that both the focus on Abraham as a unifying figure and the categorization of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as comparable religions (which, importantly, are to be ... More

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

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

The Abrahamic Religions in the Mediterranean  

David Abulafia

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
The Mediterranean has been an exceptionally important place of interaction, competition, and, at times, conflict among Jews, Christians, and Muslims, throughout the centuries since the ... More

Abū Hāshim al-Jubbāʾī’s (d. 321/933) Theory of ‘States’ (aḥwāl) and its Adaption by Ashʿarite Theologians  

Jan Thiele

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Mar 2016
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Mar 2014
This chapter discusses the notion of ‘states’ (aḥwāl) in Muʿtazilite and Ashʿarite theology. The concept was borrowed from linguistics by the Muʿtazilite theologian Abū Hāshim al-Jubbāʾī ... More

The Acts of the Apostles, Narrative, and History  

Rubén René Dupertuis

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Jun 2016
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Nov 2015
The Acts of the Apostles offers a kind of sequel to Gospel of Luke, telling the story of the spread of the Jesus movement through the activities of key leaders, beginning in Jerusalem, ... More

Adam and the Making of Masculinity  

Eric Thurman

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Jun 2016
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Dec 2015
The narrative(s) in Genesis 1–3 is a foundational text for Western discourse on gender and sexuality. To date, studies of biblical masculinities have virtually ignored the biblical first ... More

Adherence and Conversion to Daoism  

Louis Komjathy

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Apr 2014
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May 2014
The chapter examines adherence and conversion in the Daoist religious tradition. In addition to discussing “conversion” as a comparative category and as a cultural phenomenon in China, ... More

Aesthetics and Religion  

Richard Viladesau

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
A systematic consideration of the multiple relationships between aesthetics and religion demands a sorting-out of concepts and issues. “Aesthetics” may be understood as practice (art) and ... More

Aesthetics and the Arts in Relation to Natural Theology  

Frank Burch Brown

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Jan 2013
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Jun 2013
This chapter examines the significance of aesthetics and the arts to natural theology, first discussing ways that natural theology can circumvent the evident religiosity of certain kinds of art. It ... More

African American and Immigrant Muslim Interaction: Past, Present and Future  

Saeed Kahn

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Sep 2014
Subject:
Religion, Islam
The narrative of Islam in America took a significant turn with the influx of a critical mass of Muslims migrating from the Middle East and South Asia in the twentieth century. The ... More

The African American Christian Tradition  

Sylvester Johnson

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Aug 2014
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Jul 2014
African American liberation theology emerged in the 1960s as a genuinely Christian discourse. Black theology arose in response to divisive questions about the leadership of African ... More

African American History and African American Theology  

Stephen C. Finley

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Aug 2014
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Jul 2014
The history of African Americans is important in the formation of, but presents a challenge to, black theology. African American history provided a lens through which to view the world and ... More

African American Muslim Congregations, 1913–2013  

Edward E. Curtis IV

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Jan 2014
Subject:
Religion, Islam
For nearly a century, African American Muslims have gathered for religious purposes in local voluntary religious associations that, like other American religious congregations, are a basic ... More

African American Muslims  

Caroline Moxley Rouse

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Jan 2015
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Mar 2014
Subject:
Religion, Islam
This chapter sees the embrace of Islam within the African American community as a response to white supremacy and struggles for citizenship. It is important to recognize that while the ... 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

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