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Anglican

Mary Tanner.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ecumenical Studies

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Comparative Religion. 8267 words.

This chapter traces the Anglican commitment to, and involvement in, the ecumenical movement from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, particularly as reflected in resolutions of...

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Aquinas and Atheism

Brian Davies.

in The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

November 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Alternative Belief Systems; Christianity; Comparative Religion; Religious Studies; Philosophy of Religion. 9501 words.

This essay aims to explain what Aquinas does and does not mean when using the word ‘God’. It also tries to explain why Aquinas thinks it reasonable to conclude that God exists and how...

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Armageddon in Christian, Sunni, and Shia Traditions

Michael A. Sells.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence

January 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Comparative Religion; Islam; Christianity. 15106 words.

This chapter, which looks at the actual or alleged cases of apocalypticism within contemporary Iranian Shi'ite, Saudi Sunni, and American Christian circles, evaluates the issue of...

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Asia

Scott W. Sunquist.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ecumenical Studies

P ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Comparative Religion; East Asian Religions. 4306 words.

Asian ecumenism began as a pragmatic concern of Western mission agencies, but was catalysed under the pressure of Japanese imperialism early in the twentieth century. National ecumenical...

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Authority of Scripture, Tradition, and the Church

Richard Swinburne.

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology

March 2011; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Comparative Religion; Christianity; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Islam. 9779 words.

Christianity, Islam, and Judaism all claim that God has given humans a revelation. Divine revelation may be either of God, or by God of propositional truth. Traditionally Christianity has...

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Baptist

Steven R. Harmon.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ecumenical Studies

P ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Comparative Religion. 7708 words.

While the Baptist tradition has not always been associated with ecumenical engagement in the minds of its observers or of Baptists themselves, this chapter highlights the overt and implicit...

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Bilateral Dialogues

Eva-Maria Faber.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ecumenical Studies

P ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Comparative Religion. 4610 words.

The chapter traces the history of bilateral dialogues and considers the experience and results of dialogue. It discusses the particular nature of bilateral dialogues in contrast with...

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Britain and Ireland

Paul Avis.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ecumenical Studies

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Comparative Religion. 4354 words.

This chapter begins by noting the contribution of British ecumenists to the ecumenical movement and then proceeds to survey the ecumenical scene in Britain and Ireland against the political...

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Charismatic Renewal

Maranda Hassett.

in The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies

October 2015; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Comparative Religion. 6068 words.

This chapter discusses charismatic renewal within Anglicanism. It begins with a brief description of charismatic Christian spirituality and its roots. The charismatic renewal movements of...

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A Christian Perspective

Charles Taliaferro.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversity

December 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Comparative Religion; Christianity. 5849 words.

Traditional Christianity makes some radical claims about God and creation. The God of Christianity is not a god of some finite region who has limited power and knowledge but the omnipotent,...

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