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Abbot, Robert (fl. c. 1589–1652), Church of England clergyman and religious writer

Jacqueline Eales.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Religious Studies. 1078 words.

Abbot, Robert (fl. c. 1589–1652), Church of England clergyman and religious writer, was most probably the Robert Abbot who graduated BA from Peterhouse, Cambridge, in 1605 and...

The Abrahamic Religions as a Modern Concept

Mark Silk.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Abrahamic Religions

October 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Christianity; Islam; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 8440 words.

The modern concept of the Abrahamic religions has roots in Christian theology, the academic study of the Near East, and the study of Islam. In the nineteenth century, Protestant theologians...

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Acton, Ralph (supp. fl. after 1179), supposed preacher and compiler of sermons

Jeremy Catto.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 300 words.

Acton, Ralph (supp. fl. after 1179), supposed preacher and compiler of sermons, is said to have composed various series on the Sunday gospels and epistles, and on the gospels...

The Acts of the Apostles

Michael D. Coogan.

in The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version

February 2007; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 25260 words.

The book of Acts tells a dramatic story of the birth and expansion of the church from the time of the ascension of Jesus until the arrival of Paul in Rome. Written from the perspective of...

The Acts of the Apostles

Rubén René Dupertuis.

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Narrative

P ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Religious Studies. 6096 words.

The Acts of the Apostles offers a kind of sequel to Gospel of Luke, telling the story of the spread of the Jesus movement through the activities of key leaders, beginning in Jerusalem,...

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Adam and Eve

Peter C. Bouteneff.

in The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation

May 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christianity. 4908 words.

Adam and Eve, who barely appear in the Bible after they are introduced in the book of Genesis, serve a short but important list of functions within early Christian writing. They represent...

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Adam and the Making of Masculinity

Eric Thurman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Narrative

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Religious Studies. 6046 words.

The narrative(s) in Genesis 1–3 is a foundational text for Western discourse on gender and sexuality. To date, studies of biblical masculinities have virtually ignored the biblical first...

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Adams, Thomas (1631/2–1670), ejected minister and writer on Christian doctrine

Caroline L. Leachman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Religious Studies. 420 words.

Adams, Thomas (1631/2–1670), ejected minister and writer on Christian doctrine, was born at Woodchurch parsonage, Cheshire, one of at least three sons of Charles Adams and his wife, Isabel...

Africa

Dirk J. Smit.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ecumenical Studies

P ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religion; Comparative Religion. 4007 words.

Since the birth of the ecumenical movement in Edinburgh a century ago, much has changed ecumenically regarding the African continent. This chapter briefly tells the story of official...

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African Americans in the Wake of Reconstruction

John Fea.

in The Bible Cause

May 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christianity. 4599 words.

With the end of slavery and the failed attempt to integrate freedmen into southern white society, the American Bible Society (ABS) worked within the Jim Crow South through the establishment...

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