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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

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 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

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 Ecclesiologies  

Stan Chu Ilo

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Jun 2018
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Jul 2018
This chapter examines the key issues in scholarship on the identity and mission of the Christian church in Africa, while also exploring in depth the identity of the Roman Catholic Church ... 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-American Methodism  

William B. Gravely

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Sep 2011
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Jan 2010
The eighteenth-century evangelical revival in the American colonies gave Africans settings to claim some free space in their lives. Evangelists were delighted that their converts responded ... More

Afterword: The Oxford Movement Today— ‘The Things that Remain’  

Colin Podmore

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Jun 2017
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Jul 2017
The primary legacy of the Oxford Movement was the Catholic Movement within the Church of England. Between 1900 and 1960 that Movement grew and diversified, but remained undivided. However, ... More

The Age of Suppression: From the Expulsions to the Restoration of the Society of Jesus (1759–1820)  

Niccolò Guasti

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May 2018
Although the Society of Jesus was no stranger to local suppressions and banishments that had studded its history from the beginning, the Jesuit crises that broke out between the 1750s and ... More

The Ambivalence of Catholic Politics in Latin America: Institutions, Ideology, and Interests  

Amy Edmonds

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Sep 2015
The Catholic Church in Latin America has played far-reaching and diverse roles in the political sphere. In the 1970s and 1980s, Catholic leaders used the Church’s prestige and its ... More

American Bible Bindings and Formats  

Seth Perry

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Jan 2018
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Nov 2017
This chapter offers an overview of the history and historiography of some of the nonverbal aspects of American Bibles, focusing on format, bindings, and paper. These features of Bibles ... More

The American Children’s Bible  

Russell W. Dalton

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Jan 2018
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Nov 2017
Children’s Bibles have been among the most popular and influential types of religious publications in the United States, providing many Americans with their first formative experiences of ... More

Analogy and the Fate of Reason  

William Desmond

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Aug 2016
This chapter explores a plurivocity in the meaning(s) of reason and analogy, and suggests a vocation for analogy if it is to redeem its plurivocal promise. Reason is understood differently ... More

Ancient Jewish and Early Christian Millennialism  

James D. Tabor

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
This article focuses on ancient Jewish and early Christian millennialism, which are found to be intrinsically inconsistent—there are no specific pointers towards marking the end of time; ... More

Ancient Sanctuaries  

Rubina Raja

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Nov 2018
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Dec 2018
This chapter is concerned with ancient sanctuaries and their spaces as places where rituals were performed. It discusses various aspects of sanctuaries and their materiality, and the ways ... More

Ancient Versions and Textual Transmission of the Old Testament  

Gerard J. Norton

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This article first gives a schematic outline of the history of the Hebrew text in four stages. It then presents the elements that readers will meet in modern editions of that text. These ... More

Anglican Aesthetics  

Kenneth Stevenson

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
This chapter focuses on the applied aesthetics of Anglican worship. As a seventeenth-century development, with definitive roots in the sixteenth-century Reformation, as well as in the ... More

Anglican Conciliarism: The Lambeth Conference as an Instrument of Communion  

Paul Avis

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
The chapter begins by outlining the distinctive ecclesiology of the Anglican Communion and the structures of consultation that form its polity. Among the four so-called Instruments of ... More

Anglican Ecclesiology  

Paul Avis

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Jun 2018
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Jul 2018
This chapter begins by exploring the question of the distinctiveness of Anglican ecclesiology within the spectrum of the major Christian traditions. It continues by asking to what extent ... More

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