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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 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 rise ... More

Academic Scholarship and the Qur’an  

Andrew Rippin

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May 2020
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Jun 2020
Charting key turning points in the history of the academic study of the Qur’an, this chapter offers a survey of the debates and arguments which dominate discussions. Exploring what is meant ... More

Achaemenid Political History and Sources  

Amélie Kuhrt

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Nov 2020
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Nov 2020
This article provides an outline of the Achaemenid empire’s political history followed by an overview of the diverse sources for understanding some of its institutions. Despite inherent ... 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 Eve  

Peter C. Bouteneff

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May 2019
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Jun 2019
Adam and Eve, who barely appear in the Bible after they are introduced in the book of Genesis, serve a short but important list of functions within early Christian writing. They represent ... 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 Additions of the Greek Book(s) of Esther  

Tyler Smith and Kristin de Troyer

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Jul 2021
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May 2021
One of the main issues with the Additions to the Greek version of Esther is that it needs to explain the relation between the Additions and the core text of the Esther story as present in ... More

The Additions to Daniel  

Lorenzo DiTommaso

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Jul 2021
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May 2021
The ancient Greek versions of Daniel contain three extended passages that are not included in the Hebrew-Aramaic (MT) version of the book. These “Additions” to Daniel consist of the tale of ... More

Adoption of Christian Anthropology by Chinese Intellectuals  

Cao Jian

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Mar 2021
In their search for justification in a scriptural text, both Christian and non-Christian Chinese intellectuals in the modern era found the Old Testament a rich and promising source at times ... More

Advice: Wisdom, Skill, and Success  

Jacqueline Vayntrub

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Mar 2021
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Jan 2021
Challenging long-held assumptions about the identification and characterization of Wisdom Literature, this chapter examines: (1) how the scholarly category of biblical Wisdom Literature ... More

Aesthetically Oriented Interpretations of the Qur’ān  

Kamal Abu-Deeb

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May 2020
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Jun 2020
The tradition of Qurʾānic interpretation is one of the richest aspects of cultural production in Arabic. Its richness goes beyond the question of explaining the content of Qurʾānic verses ... More

The African American Religious Press  

John M. Giggie

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
The topic of black religious newspapers is one that has received scant attention from scholars of religion and the media, who prefer wider stories on the rise of the institution of the ... More

The Afterlife in the Bible and Popular Culture  

Greg Garrett

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Dec 2020
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Dec 2020
This article explores beliefs about the afterlife and how they are informed by religious and cultural narratives. If the Bible contains little definite information about Heaven, Hell, and ... More

Alternative Medicine in the Press  

Steven Barrie-Anthony

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
In the last few decades, stories about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) have increasingly become a staple of domestic and international newspaper health coverage. These are ... 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 have ... More

American Catholicism and the Mass-Market Newsweekly  

Peter Manseau

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
Throughout the first decade of the twenty-first century, there was a noticeable decline in the influence of two major players in twentieth-century American life: Roman Catholicism and the ... 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

American Coverage of Immigration, Islam, and Identity in the UK and the Netherlands  

Elizabeth Poole

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
This article explores how American journalists cover religion in Europe, where issues of faith and church-state relations lead to differing interpretations of religio-ethnic news events, by ... More

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