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Armstrong, Edward Allworthy

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Ornithology. 615 words.

Armstrong, Edward Allworthy (1900–1978), ornithologist and Church of England clergyman, was born at Corlea, Lowwood, Belfast, on 8 October 1900, the younger child and only son of Hamilton...

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badger

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Religion.

Badgers are stockily built mustelids that are widely distributed in the northern hemisphere. They originated in the forests of Asia during the Tertiary period (the genus Meles...

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Barclay, Oliver Rainsford

Andrew Atherstone.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 1433 words.

Barclay, Oliver Rainsford (1919–2013), zoologist and evangelical society administrator, was born in Kobe, Japan, on 22 February 1919, the son of Joseph Gurney Barclay (1879–1976) and his...

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Campbell, (William) Howard

C. H. Irwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; Religion and Education. 622 words.

Campbell, (William) Howard (1859–1910), missionary and entomologist, was born in Londonderry on 20 September 1859, eldest of the nine children of Thomas Callender Campbell, businessman and...

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5. Definitions, types, domains

Barry Stephenson.

in Ritual

January 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociology and Anthropology of Religion; Customs and Traditions; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 5010 words.

The word “ritual” is used in three different, though related, ways. First, ritual is conceived as a kind of action. Second, ritual is a cultural domain, arena, stage, or field, in and out...

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dolphin

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Religion.

[L from Gk. delphis].

The porpoise-like marine, warm-water mammal appears often in early Celtic iconography but not later. It may be found on the Gundestrup cauldron and on Gaulish...

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earwig

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

THE BELIEF THAT EARWIGS ENTER THE EARS OF sleeping people and bore into their brains is completely unfounded; some earwigs can indeed bite, but the effect would be hardly...

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fox

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Biblical Studies.

Foxes were common in Palestine, and Ezekiel lambasts false prophets as foxes (AV; ‘jackals’, NRSV, REB, NJB), that is, scavengers who hope to profit from the ruin of the nation (Ezek. 13:...

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Gosse, Philip Henry

L. R. Croft.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 2326 words.

Gosse, Philip Henry (1810–1888), zoologist and religious writer, was born on 6 April 1810 at the High Street, Worcester, the second of four children of Thomas Gosse (1765–1844) a mezzotint...

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Introduction

Barry Stephenson.

in Ritual

January 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociology and Anthropology of Religion; Customs and Traditions; Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 1170 words.

The ‘Introduction’ asks what is ritual? Is ritual useful? What are the various kinds of ritual? It suggests that to think about ritual is to reflect on human nature, sociality, and culture....

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