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ACKROYD, Peter Runham (1917 - 2005), Samuel Davidson Professor of Old Testament Studies, University of London, 1961–82, then Emeritus Professor

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Religion; Religion; Christian Churches and Denominations; Religious Studies. 521 words.

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AGIUS, Dionisius A. (<i>born</i> 1945), Al Qasimi Professor of Arabic Studies and Islamic Material Culture, University of Exeter, since 2007

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Intellectual History; Arts and Humanities; Anthropology; History of Religion; Religion; Religious Studies; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education. 240 words.

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AL-SHAIKH-ALI, Anas (<i>born</i> 1942), Academic Advisor, International Institute of Islamic Thought, since 1991

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Religion; Religion; Religious Studies; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education. 152 words.

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ANDERSON, George Wishart (1913 - 2002), Professor of Old Testament Literature and Theology, 1962–68, of Hebrew and Old Testament Studies, 1968–82, University of Edinburgh

in Who Was Who

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Religion; Religion; Religious Studies. 349 words.

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ANDERSON, Hugh (1920 - 2003), Professor of New Testament Language, Literature and Theology, University of Edinburgh, 1966–85, then Professor Emeritus

in Who Was Who

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Religion; Religion; Religious Studies. 347 words.

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Anthropology of Religious Conversion

Henri Gooren.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion

April 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Sociology of Religion. 14802 words.

This chapter analyzes important approaches in anthropology that have dealt with religious change. The central question is how anthropologists identify and analyze the main factors in the...

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Anti-Semitism Research

Wolfgang Benz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

December 2004; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Religious Studies; Sociology of Religion. 5545 words.

Anti-Semitism refers to all anti-Jewish statements, tendencies, resentments, attitudes, and actions, regardless of whether they are religiously, racially, socially, or otherwise motivated....

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ASKEW, Reginald James Albert (1928 - 2012), Dean of King’s College, London, 1988–93; Canon Emeritus, Salisbury Cathedral, since 1988

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History of Religion; Religion; Christian Churches and Denominations; Religious Studies. 184 words.

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Atheism and Societal Health

Phil Zuckerman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

November 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Alternative Belief Systems; Religious Studies; Sociology of Religion. 6527 words.

This article examines the strong correlation that currently exists between high levels of secularity in a given society positive societal well-being. By looking at the most and least...

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Atheism, Health, and Well-Being

Karen Hwang.

in The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

November 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Alternative Belief Systems; Religion and Science; Sociology of Religion. 5818 words.

The last few years have seen a great deal of research on the association between religion, spirituality, and medical outcomes. This research has not been without controversy however, in...

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