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Abraham Heschel  

Susannah Heschel

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Mar 2021
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Feb 2021
The friendship between Abraham Joshua Heschel and Reinhold Niebuhr was both personal and intellectual. Neighbours on the Upper West Side of New York City, they walked together in Riverside ... More

Aesthetics  

William Dyrness and Christi Wells

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Feb 2021
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Feb 2021
Edwards’s aesthetics grounded in the ongoing work of God communicated in creation, not only lies at the centre of his thought but is increasingly recognized as one of his most original ... More

Africa  

Adriaan C. Neele

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Feb 2021
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Feb 2021
Jonathan Edwards’s attention to Africa cannot go unnoticed, as articulated in his A History of the Work of Redemption. Less attention, however, has been given to the reception of Edwards’s ... More

American Foreign Policy  

Heather A. Warren

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Mar 2021
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Feb 2021
Reinhold Niebuhr’s ability to analyse the most fundamental aspects of human existence and reckon with them on the grandest scale has remained relevant for American foreign policy since the ... More

The Anglican Tradition  

Adam D. McCoy OHC

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Sep 2020
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Oct 2020
Anglican monasticism began in the 1840s and was associated with the Anglo-Catholic movement. Women’s communities, which were focused on nursing, teaching, and social work, grew quickly, ... More

Anglicanism and Pan-Evangelicalism  

Alister McGrath

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
This chapter considers the emergence of the complex relationship between Anglicanism and a broader evangelical movement (often known as ‘pan-evangelicalism’) which transcends denominational ... More

Anthropology, Affections, and Free Will  

Seng-Kong Tan

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Feb 2021
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Feb 2021
This chapter explores Edwards’s theological anthropology from the perspective of his psychological understanding of the person, where the human intellect and volition reflect and ... More

Archaeological Evidence for the Study of Early Monasticism  

Stephen J. Davis

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Sep 2020
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Oct 2020
This chapter, organized in three sections, reviews and critiques the history of archaeological practice and interpretation pertaining to early Christian monastic sites. The first section ... More

The Archaeology of Monastic Households  

Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom

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Sep 2020
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Oct 2020
This chapter explores the buildings and artefacts of late antique monastic sites in Egypt and Palestine. It uses household archaeology to examine the daily behaviours of those who lived in ... More

The Architecture of the Ascetic Body  

Lynda Coon

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Sep 2020
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Oct 2020
This chapter argues that the sensory, corporeal, and spatial practices of desert ascetics transmuted into a technique of Christian imperialism in the later Roman Empire. It is divided into ... More

The Art of Imperial Politics and the Interminable Frustrations of History  

John Bew

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Mar 2021
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Feb 2021
This short chapter considers the renewed interest in Niebuhr’s legacy from the middle part of the first decade of the twenty-first century, through the presidency of Barack Obama and into ... More

Asceticism before Monasticism: What the First Monks Owed to the Early Christian Churches  

Richard Finn OP

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Sep 2020
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Oct 2020
Christian asceticism began not in the desert or other monastic settings, but within the urban churches of the first three centuries. Teachings attributed to Christ and the Apostles, ... More

Asia  

Dongsoo Han

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Feb 2021
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Feb 2021
This chapter gives an overview of the scholarship of Asian Edwardseans and the significant publications of primary and secondary sources on Edwards in Asia. There remains today little ... More

Australia  

Stuart Piggin

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Feb 2021
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Feb 2021
Because evangelicalism has been arguably the strongest expression of Christianity in Australia, Edwards, as one of its principal founders, has been a seminal presence. The explicit ... More

The Benedictines  

Scott G. Bruce

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Sep 2020
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Oct 2020
This chapter examines the history of the word ‘Benedictine’ in the Middle Ages. Although it is currently employed by scholars to describe cloistered communities loyal to the tenets of the ... More

Biblical Exegesis  

Robert E. Brown

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Feb 2021
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Feb 2021
Jonathan Edwards’s exegesis brought together a remarkable constellation of issues in early modern thought and biblical interpretation. Although he lived on the frontier of the British ... More

Britain and Europe  

Jonathan Yeager

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Feb 2021
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Feb 2021
In Britain and Europe, Jonathan Edwards was first known as a revivalist. Early works such as A Faithful Narrative (1737), The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God (1741), ... More

Christian Monasticism in Asia  

Matteo Nicolini-Zani

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Sep 2020
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Oct 2020
The chapter begins with an overview of the history of Christian monasticism in the various countries of Asia, giving attention to major publications in the field. It reconstructs the ... More

Christology  

D. Stephen Long

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Mar 2021
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Feb 2021
This chapter traces the development of Reinhold Niebuhr’s Christology through the course of his writings, arguing that his later work showed a fuller engagement with Christology. It then ... More

The Cistercians  

Anne E. Lester

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Sep 2020
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Oct 2020
Founded in 1098, the Cistercians grew to be one of the most important monastic orders of the Middle Ages, stretching from the shores of Scotland to the littoral of Palestine, from Greece to ... More

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