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Agnosticism

Robin Le Poidevin.

October 2010; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Religion. 152 pages.

Agnosticism: A Very Short Introduction asks if there is more to agnosticism than merely the absence of belief. What is agnosticism? Who were the first to call themselves ‘agnostics’?...

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Humanism

Stephen Law.

January 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Religion. 168 pages.

Humanism: A Very Short Introduction explores how humanism uses science and reason to make sense of the world, looking at how it encourages individual moral responsibility and shows that...

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Atheism

Julian Baggini.

June 2003; p ublished 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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Angharad

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

[W, much-loved one].

Name borne by several figures in early Welsh history.

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Angharad

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1 Daughter of Meurig ap Dyfnwallon and the wife of Rhodri Mawr (7th cent.).

2 Daughter of Meredydd ab Owain and married to Llywelyn ap Seissyllt, king of...

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Angkor

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The capital of the ancient kingdom of Khmer in NW Cambodia, noted for its temples, especially the Angkor Wat (mid 12th century); the site was rediscovered in 1860.

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Angra Mainyu

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The ‘Destructive Spirit’ or ‘devil’ in Zoroastrianism. He is thought to have existed ‘from the beginning’, independent of Ahura Mazda (i.e. he is coeval). Angra Mainyu is the source of ...

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antinomianism

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The belief held by various sects, but particularly by radical protestant movements of the 16th and 17th centuries, that certain chosen Christians are by faith or by predestination unable to...

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African American Religion.

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The religious beliefs of so large and diverse a population cannot be unified into a single, artificial scheme. The African dispersion has now mingled with many other sources, and black ...

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African Earthkeeping Churches – Association of (Zimbabwe)

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During his study of religious factors in Zimbabwe's political liberation struggle (chimurenga), Professor M. L. Daneel became aware of a widespread need in African grassroots society in the...

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