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Christian Initiation  

Maxwell E. Johnson

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
To study the rites of Christian initiation in the early church is to encounter not one but several liturgical traditions in development. This article seeks to provide an introductory ... More

Feminist Theologies and the European Context  

Lisa Isherwood

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This chapter discusses three out of the many theologies in Europe addressing the question of globalization: indigenous theologies, and transcendence through developments in ecotheology and ... More

Penance  

Allan D. Fitzgerald, OSA

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
The study of penance in the early church can be challenging because of the variety of opinions among scholars; it can also be difficult because of the apparent diversity in penitential ... More

Pilgrimage  

Georgia Frank

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
Early Christian pilgrimage involved a journey to a place in order to gain access to sacred power, whether manifested in living persons, demarcated spaces, or specific objects. Movement ... More

Sacred and Secular in African American Music  

Cheryl Kirk-Duggan

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
Music, a source of motivation, well-being, entertainment, and survival in diverse lives of African Americans, has afforded them experiences of signifying their humanity amidst horrific ... More

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