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Casaubon, Isaac

John Considine.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; History of Religion; Classical Studies. 5074 words.

Casaubon, Isaac (1559–1614), classical scholar and ecclesiastical historian, was born in Geneva on 18 February 1559 ns and baptized two days later, one of the nine children of Arnaud...

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From the Pre-Socratics to the Hellenistic Age

David Sedley.

in The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

November 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Alternative Belief Systems; Religion in the Ancient World; History of Religion. 6374 words.

‘Atheism’ is a term that has historically carried a wide range of meanings and connotations. Popular speech, in particular, admits of a range of definitions, but the same is true of...

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Nock, Arthur Darby

William M. Calder.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Religion; Education; Classical Studies. 815 words.

Nock, Arthur Darby (21 February 1902–11 January 1963), historian of religion and classical scholar, was born at Portsmouth, England, the son of Cornelius Nock and Alice Mary Ann Page. He...

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Same-Sex Relations in the Biblical World

Theodore W. Jennings.

in The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender

November 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; History of Religion; Religion in the Ancient World; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 8001 words.

While the Bible is often understood to forbid same-sex love, a closer examination reveals a wide variety of forms of same-sex love that are presupposed and even celebrated in these texts....

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