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Abbot, Robert (fl. c. 1589–1652), Church of England clergyman and religious writer

Jacqueline Eales.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Religious Studies. 1078 words.

Abbot, Robert (fl. c. 1589–1652), Church of England clergyman and religious writer, was most probably the Robert Abbot who graduated BA from Peterhouse, Cambridge, in 1605 and...

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The Abrahamic Religions as a Modern Concept

Mark Silk.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Abrahamic Religions

October 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Christianity; Islam; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 8440 words.

The modern concept of the Abrahamic religions has roots in Christian theology, the academic study of the Near East, and the study of Islam. In the nineteenth century, Protestant theologians...

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Acton, Ralph (supp. fl. after 1179), supposed preacher and compiler of sermons

Jeremy Catto.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 300 words.

Acton, Ralph (supp. fl. after 1179), supposed preacher and compiler of sermons, is said to have composed various series on the Sunday gospels and epistles, and on the gospels...

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The Acts of the Apostles

Michael D. Coogan.

in The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version

February 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 25260 words.

The book of Acts tells a dramatic story of the birth and expansion of the church from the time of the ascension of Jesus until the arrival of Paul in Rome. Written from the perspective of...

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The Acts of the Apostles

Rubén René Dupertuis.

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Narrative

P ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Religious Studies. 6096 words.

The Acts of the Apostles offers a kind of sequel to Gospel of Luke, telling the story of the spread of the Jesus movement through the activities of key leaders, beginning in Jerusalem,...

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Adam and the Making of Masculinity

Eric Thurman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Narrative

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Religious Studies. 6046 words.

The narrative(s) in Genesis 1–3 is a foundational text for Western discourse on gender and sexuality. To date, studies of biblical masculinities have virtually ignored the biblical first...

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Adams, Thomas (1631/2–1670), ejected minister and writer on Christian doctrine

Caroline L. Leachman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Religious Studies. 420 words.

Adams, Thomas (1631/2–1670), ejected minister and writer on Christian doctrine, was born at Woodchurch parsonage, Cheshire, one of at least three sons of Charles Adams and his wife, Isabel...

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African Americans in the Wake of Reconstruction

John Fea.

in The Bible Cause

May 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christianity. 4599 words.

With the end of slavery and the failed attempt to integrate freedmen into southern white society, the American Bible Society (ABS) worked within the Jim Crow South through the establishment...

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African Initiated Churches as Vehicles of Earth-Care in Africa

Marthinus L. Daneel.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology

November 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Christianity. 14395 words.

In the post-chimurenga years of independent Zimbabwe, the African Initiated Churches (AICs) heeded the prophetic call to earth-keeping. They joined forces with practitioners of traditional...

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African-American Methodism

William B. Gravely.

in The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies

September 2011; p ublished online January 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Religious Studies. 7471 words.

The eighteenth-century evangelical revival in the American colonies gave Africans settings to claim some free space in their lives. Evangelists were delighted that their converts responded...

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