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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone.

January 2005; published online January 2009.

Book. Subjects: Christianity. 7497 pages.2075655 words.

Uniquely authoritative and wide-ranging in its scope, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church is the indispensable reference work on all aspects of the Christian Church. It contains...

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Kant

Roger Scruton.

August 2001; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: history of Western philosophy; 17th - 18th century philosophy; Christianity; political theory. 160 pages.

Kant: A Very Short Introduction tackles this exceptionally complex subject, exploring the background to Kant's work and showing why the Critique of Pure Reason has proved so enduring. Kant...

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Christian Art

Beth Williamson.

June 2004; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: art, literature, music, and religion. 144 pages.

Christian Art: A Very Short Introduction explores the work of major artists such as Memling, Holbein, El Greco, and Rossetti, and well-known examples including the frescoes of St Francis at...

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Atheism

Julian Baggini.

June 2003; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: religion. 136 pages.

Atheism is often considered to be a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief that is characterized by a rejection of values and purpose and a fierce opposition to religion. Atheism: A Very...

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Buddhist Ethics

Damien Keown.

June 2005; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 168 pages.

Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction illustrates how Buddhism might approach a range of fascinating dilemmas confronting the modern world, ethical moral issues ranging from abortion...

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Sikhism

Eleanor Nesbitt.

September 2005; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Sikhism. 176 pages.

Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces the practices, rituals, and festivals of this religion and highlights key threads from its history, from the Gurus and the development of the...

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The Dead Sea Scrolls

Timothy Lim.

November 2005; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: biblical archaeology; bibles; biblical studies. 152 pages.

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction separates the myths of this momentous religious and cultural icon from the reality. This VSI presents the true facts and leading theories...

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Anglicanism

Mark Chapman.

June 2006; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant churches. 168 pages.

Anglicanism: A Very Short Introduction highlights the diversity of contemporary Anglicanism by exploring its history, theology, and structures. Although originally united by location and a...

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The Bible

John Riches.

February 2000; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: biblical studies. 176 pages.

The Bible: A Very Short Introduction looks at the importance accorded to the Bible by different communities and cultures. Why has the Bible generated such a variety of uses and...

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The Koran

Michael Cook.

February 2000; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 176 pages.

The Koran: A Very Short Introduction explores the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in traditional Muslim culture, by looking at the Koran as codex, as scripture, as...

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