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Arius and Arians  

J. Rebecca Lyman

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
Although the teachings of Arius of Alexandria sparked a series of theological debates and church councils in the fourth century concerning the nature and redemptive activity of God, ... More

Asceticism  

Rebecca Krawiec

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
This article explores an abstract concept, ‘asceticism’. Two obstacles immediately present themselves to an overview of the role of asceticism in shaping early Christian studies: the lack ... More

The Challenges of Globalization for Muslim Women  

Zayn Kassam

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
Globalization has brought with it many benefits “from above” with respect to opening up employment and trade opportunities on a massive scale, and has facilitated, in some cases, a ... More

Charismatic Leadership in Millennial Movements  

Lorne L. Dawson

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
This article deals with aspects of charismatic leadership, one of the core elements of any mass-based movement. A Weberian concept of charisma informs the deliberations of this study. ... More

Confucianism, Moral Education, and Childhood Development  

Erin M. Cline

This article discusses Confucian views on childhood moral development, focusing especially on accounts of moral cultivation in the classical and Han periods. Beginning very early, ... More

Contributions from Queer Theory  

Patrick S. Cheng

This chapter provides an overview of what Christian theologians need to know about queer theory, which is a critical approach to sexuality and gender that challenges the ‘naturalness’ of ... More

Creeds, Councils, and Canons  

Everett Ferguson

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
Creeds, councils, and canons are interrelated topics. Disputes over beliefs and practices prompted the meeting of church councils, which defined acceptable statements of belief (creeds) and ... More

Doctrine and Sexuality  

Eugene F. Rogers Jr.

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Nov 2014
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May 2014
This essay will show how Christian doctrine can reinvigorate the theology of sexuality, now dominated by distinctively modern categories (e.g., the appeal to experience). Here traditional ... More

The Earth as Sacrament: Insights from Orthodox Christian Theology and Spirituality  

John Chryssavgis

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Nov 2006
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Sep 2009
If there is one image that presents itself as unique and fundamental in contemporary religious experience, it is that of the earth as sacrament. This is a central feature of the sacramental ... More

Economics  

John Lunn

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Dec 2010
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Jan 2011
Christians living in modern industrial or post-industrial societies live differently from almost all Christians over the previous millennia. Most Christians participate in the capitalistic, ... More

Environmental Millennialism  

Robin Globus and Bron Taylor

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
This article offers a description of the phenomenon of environmental millennialism. Environmentalism synthesises hard science and religion to formulate millennial themes. Although relevant ... More

Eschatology and Politics  

Stephen H. Webb

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Dec 2007
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Sep 2009
No theologian has done more to show the political significance of eschatology than Jürgen Moltmann. For Moltmann, the subject matter of all theology should be focused on hope, and ... More

Eschatology in Pop Culture  

Robert Jewett and John Shelton Lawrence

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Dec 2007
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Sep 2009
Popular culture embraces diverse arenas of expression, such as mythic narratives, news story archetypes, advertising, songs, games, political campaigns, public rituals, toys, comic books, ... More

Justice  

Uriel Simonsohn

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Oct 2015
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Nov 2015
This chapter offers a comparative analysis of the application of justice in Near Eastern Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities in the first few centuries after the Islamic conquest. The ... More

Kierkegaard and Copenhagen  

George Pattison

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Jan 2013
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Jun 2013
This chapter examines the role of Copenhagen, Denmark in the career of Soren Kierkegaard, explaining that the city had an active presence in his writings. It analyses the wide range of meanings ... More

Kierkegaard and the End of the Danish Golden Age  

Bruce H. Kirmmse

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Jan 2013
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Jun 2013
This chapter examines the role of Soren Kierkegaard in the so-called Danish Golden Age from 1800 to 1850, which was marked by a remarkable outpouring of artistic, scientific, literary, philosophical, ... More

Korean Millennial Movements  

Robert Pearson Flaherty

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
This article examines some of the main contributors to millennialism in a Korean context. The Korean millennial legacy is a synthesis of diverse influences such as Buddhism, Christianity, ... More

Luther’s Transformation of Medieval Thought: Continuity and Discontinuity  

Volker Leppin

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Apr 2014
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Jan 2014
Luther’s continuity with his past appears in an unbroken line in von Staupitz’s pastoral counsel, his use of exegetical resources, his use of church history for support of his arguments; ... More

Luther’s Transformation of Medieval Thought: Discontinuity and Continuity  

Gerhard Müller

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Apr 2014
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Dec 2013
Initiated by the Roman church, the ‘rupture of the system’ that separated Luther and that church flowed from his rejection of scholastic theology and his modification and transformation of ... More

The Making of the Modern Metropolis  

Graham Ward

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Feb 2013
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Jun 2013
This chapter examines the relationship between the thoughts of theologians and philosophers and the cities that nurtured and inspired them. Such an analysis is important because the development of ... More

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