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A ‘conspiracy to undermine our holy faith’

Michael R. Watts.

in The Dissenters Volume III

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 5785 words.

This chapter describes the acceleration of the process of liberalisation. While Baptist ministers loyal to Spurgeon's legacy continued to preach hell-fire sermons, the Baptist Union, in...

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“A Few Human Beings Walking Hand in Hand”: Margarete Susman, Leonhard Ragaz, and the Origins of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue in Zurich

Susanne Hillman.

in The Leo Baeck Institute Year Book

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); European History; The Holocaust; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 12785 words.

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‘A liberal education’

Michael R. Watts.

in The Dissenters Volume III

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 5107 words.

This chapter analyses Matthew Arnold's views about Nonconformists, as expressed in his famous attack on Dissent, Culture and Anarchy (1869). Arnold claimed that the world was divided into...

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‘A most astonishing opening, furnished by the providence of God’

Michael R. Watts.

in The Dissenters Volume III

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 9089 words.

This chapter discusses the expansion of the British Empire in the second half of the nineteenth century and the growth of Nonconformist missions. Evangelical Nonconformists considered it...

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‘A mutual benefit association’

Michael R. Watts.

in The Dissenters Volume III

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 9584 words.

This chapter discusses the close ties between Dissent, organized labour, and Liberalism. Their leaders shared a common belief in the virtues of hard work, independence, self-reliance, and...

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‘A torrent of gin and beer’

Michael R. Watts.

in The Dissenters Volume III

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 3252 words.

This chapter describes how the Education Act provoked a Nonconformist revolt in which Dissenters tried to use the new political influence bestowed on them by the 1867 Reform Act to force...

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“A Very Modest Experiment”—The Jewish Refugee Settlement in Sosúa, 1940–1945

Marion A. Kaplan.

in The Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); European History; The Holocaust; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 0 words.

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Aaron

Gary A. Anderson.

in Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

March 2000; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 1319 words.

The figure of Aaron, his ancestry, and his rise to priestly prominence is treated rather tersely in the Bible. Though

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Aaron ben Elijah

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(?1328–69).

Karaite Jewish philosopher and exegete. His greatest work was the trilogy Ez Hayyim (Tree of Life), Gan Eden (Garden of Eden), and Keter Torah (Crown of the Law).

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Abbasid

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Religion.

A member of a dynasty of caliphs who ruled in Baghdad from 750 to 1258, named after Abbas (566–652), the prophet Muhammad's uncle and founder of the dynasty.

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