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“A Bible with the Back Cover Torn Off”

David F. Holland.

in Sacred Borders

January 2011; published online May 2011.

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 6460 words.

This chapter lays out some of the ways both early Christians and modern Americans have dealt with the matter of defining a scriptural canon. It also considers the writings of a pair of...

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• A Brahmin Woman

John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan.

in The Life of Hinduism

December 2006; published online May 2012.

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 4619 words.

This chapter fictionalizes a celebrated nineteenth-century event that vividly dramatized the costs of being a Nambudiri Brahmin woman. The Nambudiris of Kerala, at least in their own...

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“A Bulit out of Everi Bush”

Meredith Baldwin Weddle.

in Walking in the Way of Peace

May 2001; published online November 2003.

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 4846 words.

The local towns of Warwick and Providence showed resentment toward the Rhode Island central government for its failure to adequately protect them. Both towns were destroyed in the spring of...

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‘A Call for the Endurance of the Saints’ (cf. Revelation 14.12): Mt. Carmel, 28 February-19 April 1993

Kenneth G. C. Newport.

in The Branch Davidians of Waco

April 2006; published online October 2011.

Chapter. Subjects: religious studies. 7924 words.

The fifty-one days between 28 February and 19 April 1993 proved to be a significant period for the Branch Davidians since this was when the authorities made various efforts for them to...

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“A Citadel of Piety”

Frances Finnegan.

in Do Penance or Perish

April 2004; published online October 2011.

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 12291 words.

The Illustrated Guide to Waterford by Edmund Downey states that the City's Magdalen Asylum (later under the care of the Good Shepherd Sisters) was originally founded in 1799. A more...

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 A City Where the Rivers Meet

Ariel Glucklich.

in The Footsteps of Vishnu

November 2007; published online May 2008.

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 6869 words.

This chapter looks at the archeological work performed by G. R. Sharma in Kaushambi. The economic, cultural, and political importance of that city, situated near the confluence of the...

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“A Clear and Steady Channel”: Isaac Backus and the Limits of Liberty

Peter Judson Richards.

in Journal of Church and State

January 2001; published online January 2001.

Journal Article. Subjects: history; religion. 0 words.

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. A Collaborator Breaker Accused of Something Close to Collaboration

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg.

in The Road to Martyrs' Square

April 2006; published online October 2011.

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 2258 words.

This chapter describes 'Abdullah, a journalist whose avowed mission was the “uncovering” of collaborators. His problems with Hamas had begun in prison, where he'd spent a total of six...

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“A Collective of Individuals”: Between Self and Solidarity in a Rainbow Gathering*

Iddo Tavory and Yehuda C. Goodman.

in Sociology of Religion

January 2009; published online August 2009.

Journal Article. Subjects: religion; sociology of religion. 9955 words.

Using ethnographic fieldwork, this paper examines the relation between practices of individuality and solidarity in an alternative spiritual gathering called “The Rainbow” in Israel....

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