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Christian Spirituality and Social Transformation

Philip Sheldrake.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Studies; Religion and Science. 12696 words.

The word “spirituality” has become increasingly common. What does it mean? It is not limited to spiritual practices, such as meditation, but suggests the pursuit of a life shaped by a sense...

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Divine Action and Evolution

Robin Collins.

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology

March 2011; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Religion and Science; Christianity; Religious Studies. 10140 words.

This article addresses the question of what God's ultimate purposes might be for creating the world, focusing particularly on what His purpose might have been in creating the world via a...

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Magic and the Occult in Martin Luther’s World

Kathryn A. Edwards.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Studies; Religion and Science. 15322 words.

In the 15th- and early-16th-century German-speaking lands, reports circulated of spirits shaking the walls of houses, comets presaging imminent doom, and dwarves warning miners to leave...

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Religion and Environmental Struggles in Latin America

Lois Ann Lorentzen and Leavitt-Alcantara Salvador.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology

November 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Religion and Science; Christianity. 10483 words.

Latin America faces environmental crises that directly affect the health and well-being of its people, especially the poor. This essay discusses the involvement of religious groups in the...

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Rudolf Otto and the Concept of the Numinous

Stuart Sarbacker.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Studies; Religious Issues and Debates; Religion and Science. 9530 words.

The contemporary academic study of religion has its roots in conceptual and theoretical structures developed in the early to mid-20th century. A particularly important example of such a...

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The Scientist and the Shepherd

Calvin B. DeWitt.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology

November 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Religion and Science; Christianity. 8078 words.

In building the movement called evangelical environmentalism, there were two great needs. First was the need to build a creation theology, and more specifically a creation-care theology....

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Urban Space and Religion in the United States

Katie Day.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Studies; Religion and Science. 8795 words.

Religion has always been a contextually based phenomenon, particularly in urban space. Cities of every size, in every period, and in every region of the country have been defined by the...

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