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Achor

Overview page. Subjects: biblical studies.

The valley in which Achan was stoned (Josh. 7: 25–6); the name in Hebrew = ‘trouble’. But Hosea (2: 15) prophesies that after deplorable apostasies the Lord will woo Israel back to its...

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Achtan

Overview page. Subjects: religion.

Variant of Étaín (2); mother of Cormac mac Airt.

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acinteyyāni

Overview page. Subjects: religion.

(Pāli). Term denoting matters which are incomprehensible or unfathomable. These are commonly divided into four ‘spheres’ (visaya) concerning matters relating to the nature of (1) the...

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acintya-bhedābheda

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

In Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism the characterization of the relationship between the devotee and the Lord (Kṛṣṇa), reflecting that between Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa, a stance associated with the 18th century...

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Acintya-śaktī

Overview page. Subjects: religion.

(Skt., acintya, ‘unthinkable, incomprehensible, the Absolute’).

The literally incomprehensible force associated with a mantra, which cannot be contained by reason or by bodily...

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Aciravatī

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

(Skt.). A river flowing near ancient Śrāvastī.the present-day Rapti. It is one of the five great rivers flowing from the Himalayas eastwards into the sea, and there are many references to...

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Acislus and Victoria

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

Martyrs and patrons of Cordoba (Spain), early 4th century. Acislus was venerated as a martyr from the 6th century or earlier. In the 8th century a Passion was written of little historical...

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Acit

Overview page. Subjects: religion.

(Skt., opposite of cit,‘consciousness’).

That which is inert, the material universe. In Rāmānuja's system, acit forms the body of God.

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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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