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Britten, James (1846–1924), botanist and Roman Catholic propagandist

William T. Stearn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Botany. 753 words.

Britten, James (1846–1924), botanist and Roman Catholic propagandist, was born on 3 May 1846 at 18 Shawfield Street, Chelsea, London, the son of James Alexander Britten, bookseller, and his...

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Campbell, (William) Howard (1859–1910), missionary and entomologist

C. H. Irwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; Religion and Education. 622 words.

Campbell, (William) Howard (1859–1910), missionary and entomologist, was born in Londonderry on 20 September 1859, eldest of the nine children of Thomas Callender Campbell, businessman and...

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cat

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Biological Sciences.

Any of a number of domesticated breeds of the species Felis catus. Popular breeds include short-haired breeds: Domestic Shorthair, Siamese, Burmese, Abyssinian, Russian Blue, Havana Brown,...

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Crosfield, George (1785–1847), botanist and Quaker publicist

G. S. Boulger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Religion; Botany. 230 words.

Crosfield, George (1785–1847), botanist and Quaker publicist, was born on 26 May 1785 at Warrington, the son of George Crosfield (1754–1820) and his wife, Ann. His parents left Warrington...

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Curtis, Moses Ashley

Marcus B. Simpson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Botany. 1859 words.

Curtis, Moses Ashley (11 May 1808–10 April 1872), botanist and Episcopal minister, was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the son of Jared Curtis, a teacher and prison chaplain, and...

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Dallinger, William Henry (1842–1909), Wesleyan Methodist minister and biologist

F. W. Gamble.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 664 words.

Dallinger, William Henry (1842–1909), Wesleyan Methodist minister and biologist, was born in Devonport on 5 July 1842, the son of Joseph Stephen Dallinger, artist, etcher, and engraver. He...

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Davies, Hugh (1739–1821), botanist and Church of England clergyman

Raymond B. Davies.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Botany. 721 words.

Davies, Hugh (1739–1821), botanist and Church of England clergyman, was born on 3 April 1739 in Llandyfrydog, Anglesey, the youngest of six children of the Revd Lewis Davies, rector of...

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5. Definitions, types, domains

Barry Stephenson.

in Ritual

January 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociology and Anthropology of Religion; Customs and Traditions; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 5010 words.

The word “ritual” is used in three different, though related, ways. First, ritual is conceived as a kind of action. Second, ritual is a cultural domain, arena, stage, or field, in and out...

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dolphin

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Religion.

[L from Gk. delphis].

The porpoise-like marine, warm-water mammal appears often in early Celtic iconography but not later. It may be found on the Gundestrup cauldron and on Gaulish...

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donkey

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies — Genetics and Genomics.

Equus asinus, a close relative of the horse. The female is referred to as a jennet, the male as a jack. See Equus, horse-donkey hybrids.

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