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ancestor worship

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Biblical Studies.

The real or supposed ancestors of the Hebrews were venerated and were felt to be so close that their descendants even continued to suffer for their sins (Exod. 20: 5). Not surprisingly it...

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Field, Thomas (1549–1625), Jesuit and explorer

Fergus O'Donoghue.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas. 494 words.

Field, Thomas (1549–1625), Jesuit and explorer, was born in Limerick, son of a medical doctor, William Field, and his wife, Jenet Creah; his family was of Anglo-Norman descent. He studied...

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Jean de Brébeuf

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — History of the Americas.

(1593–1649),

Jesuit priest and martyr of Canada. Born in Normandy, Brébeuf became a Jesuit at Rouen in 1617. His health was so affected by tuberculosis that he could neither study...

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Matthews [Mathews], Abraham (1832–1899), Congregational minister and settler in Patagonia

Geraldine Lublin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; World History; Christian Churches and Denominations; Christian Institutions and Organizations. 1022 words.

Matthews [Mathews], Abraham (1832–1899), Congregational minister and settler in Patagonia, was born at Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire, in October 1832, the son of John Matthews or Mathews (b....

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Social Gospel

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Christianity.

The most conspicuous movement representing the social aspects of Christianity in American and Canadian Protestantism in the late 19th and early 20th cents. Washington Gladden (1836–1918), a...

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vulture

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Biblical Studies.

The king of birds, according to the Hebrews (Lam. 4: 19, where English versions translate ‘eagles’) but considered unclean (Lev. 11: 13). Of the species known in Palestine, probably that...

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