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The Apocalyptic Year 1000

Edited by Richard Landes, Andrew Gow and David C. Van Meter.

June 2003; published online October 2011.

Book. 376 pages.

The chapters in this book challenge prevailing views on the way in which apocalyptic concerns contributed to larger processes of social change at the first millennium. Several basic...

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Mystics

William Harmless.

December 2007; published online October 2011.

Book. 336 pages.

Mystics are path-breaking religious practitioners who claim to have experience of the infinite, word-defying mystery that is God. Many have been gifted writers with an uncanny ability to...

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Understanding the Book of Mormon

Grant Hardy.

March 2010; published online May 2010.

Book. 336 pages.

While the significance of the Book of Mormon in American history and religion is universally acknowledged, its complicated narrative can be bewildering to outsiders. In addition,...

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Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa

Edited by Terence O. Ranger.

October 2006; published online May 2008.

Book. 288 pages.

In recent decades, Christianity has acquired millions of new adherents in Africa, the region with the world's fastest expanding population. What role has this development of evangelical...

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Storytracking

Sam D. Gill.

April 1998; published online October 2011.

Book. 288 pages.

This work takes a narrative technique (known as “storytracking”) practiced by Australian aboriginal people and applies it to the academic study of their culture. The book's purpose is to...

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Religion of the Gods

Kimberley Christine Patton.

March 2009; published online May 2009.

Book. 544 pages.

In many of the world's religions, both polytheistic and monotheistic, a seemingly enigmatic and paradoxical image is found—that of the god who worships. Various interpretations of this...

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After Lives

John Casey.

October 2009; published online February 2010.

Book. 480 pages.

Christianity from its earliest times taught the existence of heaven and hell as places where good and evil deeds in this life were judged, rewarded and punished. In the course of time ideas...

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Mysticism and Sacred Scripture

Edited by Steven T. Katz.

December 2000; published online October 2011.

Book. 270 pages.

This is the fourth in an influential series of volumes on mysticism, presenting a basic revaluation of the nature of mysticism. Each book in the series presents a collection of chapters by...

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Priestess, Mother, Sacred Sister

Susan Starr Sered.

December 1996; published online October 2011.

Book. 340 pages.

This book provides an examination of the critical impact of the social rather than the biological aspects of motherhood on women's religions. Women's social roles as nurturers, healers,...

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To the Ends of the Earth

Allan Heaton Anderson.

February 2013; published online May 2013.

Book. 336 pages.

Scholars have commented for years on the southward shift of Christianity during the twentieth century. The majority of Christians worldwide are now found in the continents of Africa, Asia,...

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