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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...

Amos

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. 4999 words.

The book of Amos is a compilation of sayings attributed to the prophet Amos, who was active in the first half of the eighth century bce, during the long and peaceful reign of Jeroboam II...

The Anabaptist Tradition: Mennonites

John D. Rempel.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Christianity; Religious Studies. 9735 words.

Anabaptism and its descendant movement, Mennonitism, came into being through the illegal baptism of believers upon confession of faith. Anabaptist worship was characterized by form and...

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Apocalypticism in U.S. History

Matthew Avery Sutton.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Christianity; Religious Studies. 8525 words.

Apocalypticism has had a powerful impact on American life. It has fostered among adherents a strong sense of purpose and personal identity, it has helped them interpret the challenges they...

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Baruch

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. 3916 words.

The book of Baruch was probably written sometime between 200 and 60 bce; it is set, however, during the Babylonian exile of the early sixth century bce and attributed to Jeremiah's friend...

Bel And The Dragon

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. 1167 words.

Perhaps composed as early as the Persian period (539–333 bce), these idol parodies, which appear as ch 14 of the Greek version of the book of Daniel, display the foolishness of...

Bibles and Tracts in Print Culture in America

Lincoln A. Mullen.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Christianity; Religious Studies. 9523 words.

Since the first printing presses were established in Britain’s North American colonies, print was a ubiquitous feature of American religion. Print was a powerful means of communicating...

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Calendar

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. 135 words.

The year was composed of twelve lunar months (beginning on the day of the new moon), with an intercalary month added periodically (see perhaps 1 Kings 12.33 ). In some traditions,...

The Canons of the Bible

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. 4632 words.

The contents of the Bible differ depending on the particular community in which it is in use. The major difference is between Christian Bibles, which include the New Testament, and the...

Chapman, Henry Palmer [name in religion John] (1865–1933), abbot of Downside and biblical and spiritual author

David Daniel Rees.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Religious Studies. 954 words.

Chapman, Henry Palmer [name in religion John] (1865–1933), abbot of Downside and biblical and spiritual author, was born on 25 April 1865 at Ashfield, Suffolk, the youngest child and the...