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W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

January 2009; published online January 2010.

Reference Entry. Subjects: biblical studies. 85 words.

The symbol employed in textual criticism for a MS of the New Testament in Greek written on parchment in Egypt

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A “Do-Nothing” Organization? The Catholic Association, 1934–1974

Nicholas M. Creary.

in Domesticating a Religious Import

April 2011; published online January 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: history of religion. 17520 words.

The Catholic Association (CA) was the first organized lay movement in the Catholic Church in colonial Zimbabwe. While African laymen founded the organization, Jesuit and clerical...

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A “Heroick and Masculine-Spirited Championess”: Deborah in Early Modern Gender Debates

Joy A. Schroeder.

in Deborah's Daughters

March 2014; published online April 2014.

Chapter. Subjects: biblical studies. 15643 words.

In the Early Modern period (1600–1800), there was a virtual explosion of female-authored publications. Women scholars, poets, and public speakers argued that they were following the example...

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A “national Church” and Its Holy Scriptures

Jeffrey F. Meyer.

in Myths in Stone

February 2001; published online May 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: religious studies. 10022 words.

This chapter addresses the sacralization process of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. It also explores the fate of Pierre Charles L'Enfant's plan to develop an important...

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A “New Politics” Candidate

Raymond A. Schroth and S. J..

in Bob Drinan

November 2010; published online March 2011.

Chapter. Subjects: religious studies. 7537 words.

Drinan's interests and areas of expertise were broadening, to the point where, although he had zero political experience and had never even registered as a member of a political party, he...

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A “Pre-History” of Papal Embargo

Stefan K. Stantchev.

in Spiritual Rationality

July 2014; published online August 2014.

Chapter. Subjects: history of religion; social and cultural history. 14052 words.

Following a broadly conceived introduction, Chapter 1 presents the specific problem of papal embargo and positions the reader in time, place, and historical contexts. Late medieval ‘crusade...

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A ‘Book of Starres’ or ‘A Starred Text’? George Herbert Meets Roland Barthes

Andy Sutton-Jones.

in Literature and Theology

September 2006; published online June 2006.

Journal Article. Subjects: literature; art, literature, music, and religion. 6379 words.

A ‘book of starres’ or a ‘starred text’? This article examines the surprising parallels between the astrological depictions of Herbert's Bible and Barthes’ text. Reading for both is likened...

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A ‘Theological Cast of Mind’: Politics, Protestantism and the Poetic Imagination in the Poetry of Tom Paulin

Patricia Horton.

in Literature and Theology

August 2002; published online August 2002.

Journal Article. Subjects: literature; art, literature, music, and religion. 0 words.

This article argues that the concerns and conflicts in the work of Tom Paulin can only be understood through an appeal to religious identity and tradition. It considers the legacies of...

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“A ‘Tradition’ That Never Existed”: Orthodox Christianity and the Failures of Environmental History

Jurretta Jordan Heckscher.

in Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration

June 2013; published online January 2014.

Chapter. Subjects: religious studies. 6490 words.

A particular understanding of historical Christianity's approach to nature is now accepted in the academic study of environmental history and among the general public throughout much of the...

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. A Babe in the Womb

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg.

in The Road to Martyrs' Square

April 2006; published online October 2011.

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 1773 words.

With his return, Yasin was a major symbol of greatness in affirmity: he was the mutilated king. People began to think about the man and the movement with renewed fervor. In a bold,...

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