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Abingdon, Robert of [Robert Rich] (d. 1243), ecclesiastic and supposed hagiographer

C. H. Lawrence.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; History of Religion. 629 words.

Abingdon, Robert of [Robert Rich] (d. 1243), ecclesiastic and supposed hagiographer, was the younger brother of Edmund of Abingdon and his assistant in the administration of the diocese and...

Absolutism under Siege

Lucien J. Frary.

in Russia and the Making of Modern Greek Identity, 1821–1844

June 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); History of Religion. 20342 words.

This chapter explores the 1843 Revolution and National Assembly of 1844 in Greece from the perspective of Russian archives. Analysis of the background and course of these events provides a...

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The Abuses of Negation, Bisection, and Suppression in the Dating of Biblical Texts: The Rescue of Moses (Exodus 2:1–10)

Joshua A. Berman.

in Inconsistency in the Torah

August 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies; History of Religion. 3944 words.

This chapter continues and deepens the critique of current historical-critical biblical scholarship put forth in earlier chapters as well. It maintains that the scholarly aim of clearly...

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Acceptance and Resistance

Rebecca Krawiec.

in Shenoute and the Women of the White Monastery

February 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 10937 words.

Women's power in the White Monastery lay in their ability to accept, resist, or even manipulate Shenoute's authority. A model of complete acceptance occurs in Shenoute's hagiography,...

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Acceptio personarum: Justice, Favours, and Merit

Nicole Reinhardt.

in Voices of Conscience

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Religion. 11687 words.

Acceptio personarum (‘respect of person’), a sin against distributive justice, was one of the most controversially debated royal sins around 1600. The concept as developed by...

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Acclamations at the Council of Chalcedon

Edited by Charlotte Roueche.

in Chalcedon in Context

February 2009; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 3453 words.

This chapter examines the significance of acclamations, which can be found throughout the ancient Near East, and in both the Jewish and Graeco-Roman traditions. The primary function of...

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“According to the Flesh”

Rebecca Krawiec.

in Shenoute and the Women of the White Monastery

February 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 8239 words.

Biological kin, who were defined with precise language as “those according to the flesh,” lived in the monastery alongside those monks who had renounced their families to join the...

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Accueillir l'étranger: immigration, integration and the French Catholic Church

Kay Chadwick.

in Catholicism, Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century France

September 2000; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 8955 words.

This chapter examines the Catholic Church's response to the immigration question in twentieth-century France. It argues that the Church will use secularism's guarantees to its own advantage...

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Adams, Hannah

Carol Berkin.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; History of Religion. 1246 words.

Adams, Hannah (02 October 1755–15 December 1831), historian of religions and writer, was born in Medfield, Massachusetts, the daughter of Thomas Adams, Jr., a merchant of “English goods”...

Addressing Unfinished Business

Carol V. R. George.

in One Mississippi, Two Mississippi

May 2015; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 4819 words.

By the fortieth anniversary of the civil rights murders, Mt. Zion Church was supported by new organizations that supported its witness. In June 2004, a triracial community group, the...

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The Administration of Religion in the Newly Independent Republics

Bayram Balci.

in Islam in Central Asia and the Caucasus Since the Fall of the Soviet Union

November 2018; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 9613 words.

Faced with an Islamic revival from the inside and incoming foreign Islamic trends, leaders in Central Asia and the Caucasus have developed specific policies for a better management of...

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Adoptions and Adaptations

Nancy Farriss.

in Tongues of Fire

December 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; History of Religion. 11809 words.

The double bind between orthodoxy and intelligibility is examined further through the translating tool of semantic extension. Efforts to make the Christian message more accessible by...

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Affinities, Associations, and Projects of Charity

Alison Forrestal.

in Vincent de Paul, the Lazarist Mission, and French Catholic Reform

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Religion. 11541 words.

Chapter 10 assesses the ways in which de Paul carried his preference for communal performance of Christian acts of piety and morality into associations that he did not found, promote, or...

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African American History and African American Theology

Stephen C. Finley.

in The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology

August 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; History of Religion. 5386 words.

The history of African Americans is important in the formation of, but presents a challenge to, black theology. African American history provided a lens through which to view the world and...

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African Americans, Jewish Americans

Emily Miller Budick.

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry an Annual XV 1999

February 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 2502 words.

This chapter reviews the following books: Black, Jewish, and Interracial: It's Not the Color of Your Skin, but the Race of Your Kin, and Other Myths of Identity by Katya Gibel Azoulay, Beyo...

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African Meanings and European-African Discourse

Peter Mark.

in Religion and Trade

September 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Religion. 13426 words.

Ivory vessels or “salt cellars” carved in West Africa during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries reflect communication and commerce between Europeans and Africans. Religious...

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After Salado

Peter Linehan.

in At the Edge of Reformation

February 2019; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); History of Religion. 14579 words.

Chapter 6 commences in 1342, with a new front opening against the bishop of Porto in the battle for jurisdiction over that city, and with Alfonso XI facing an ultimatum from the pope. We...

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After Supra montem

Alison More.

in Fictive Orders and Feminine Religious Identities, 1200-1600

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); History of Religion. 12239 words.

In the late thirteenth century and first half of the fourteenth century, Churchmen and Church councils repeatedly endeavoured to impose order on the ecclesiastical landscape. Their actions...

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After the Storm

Michael Lower.

in The Tunis Crusade of 1270

May 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); History of Religion. 8496 words.

The Tunis Crusade was a fierce war between Christians and Muslims. It brought devastation, disease, and death to many. It was also a negotiation: over money, certainly, but over identity...

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Afterword

Jennifer Lloyd.

in Women and the Shaping of British Methodism

April 2010; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 868 words.

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