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Afterword

Mallory McDuff.

in Natural Saints

August 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Life and Practice; Religious Issues and Debates; Sociology and Anthropology of Religion. 1158 words.

“Could you speak with my son?”

The mother and her children are active and faithful members in the cathedral parish where I serve. I knew her son to be a good baseball player,...

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Bearing Witness

Mallory McDuff.

in Natural Saints

August 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Life and Practice; Religious Issues and Debates; Sociology and Anthropology of Religion. 7548 words.

This chapter shows how faith communities have transformed the ministry of bearing witness through a focus on environmental advocacy. The work of churches involved with the organization...

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Canon Law

Norman Doe.

in The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies

October 2015; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Issues and Debates. 7461 words.

The Anglican Communion has recently experienced a sea change in its understanding of and approach to canon law, hitherto a matter lacking worldwide attention amongst Anglicans. Whilst the...

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Capitalism and Socialism

Philip Lockley.

in The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century Christian Thought

December 2019; p ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Issues and Debates. 8207 words.

This chapter identifies capitalism as a system for human relating which came to predominance in several Christian societies during the nineteenth century. Socialism emerged in the same...

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The Christian Reconstruction Movement in U.S. Politics

Julie Ingersoll.

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Issues and Debates; Religious Studies; Sociology of Religion. 6610 words.

For more than half a century, Rousas John Rushdoony and his followers have articulated and disseminated what they understand to be a biblical worldview, based in aspects of traditional...

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Christianity and Torture

Karen L. King.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence

January 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Christianity; Religious Issues and Debates. 6131 words.

This chapter considers the religious justifications for and against torture. It also describes the torturous narratives at Christianity's foundations, the notion of redemptive martyrdom,...

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Clergy and American Politics

Laura R. Olson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics

August 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Issues and Debates; Christianity; Religious Studies. 10625 words.

This article observes the central currents in the literature on politics and clergy. The first section centers on charting a short historical map of scholarship on clergy and politics. It...

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Conclusion

Mallory McDuff.

in Natural Saints

August 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Life and Practice; Religious Issues and Debates; Sociology and Anthropology of Religion. 753 words.

The conclusion draws connections between the lessons revealed by the stories in each chapter. This chapter notes that the saints in the book lead ordinary lives touched by both passion and...

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Creating Sacred Spaces

Mallory McDuff.

in Natural Saints

August 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Life and Practice; Religious Issues and Debates; Sociology and Anthropology of Religion. 8687 words.

This chapter explores how churches are redefining the creation of sacred space to reflect stewardship of the earth. The stories in this chapter include the initial steps taken by La Capilla...

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The Distinction between Law and Gospel in Martin Luther’s Theological Development

Charles P. Arand.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Issues and Debates. 7578 words.

Martin Luther’s insistence on the proper distinction between law and gospel in theology marks one of his most important contributions to the Reformation movement and subsequent Protestant...

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