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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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African Initiated Churches as Vehicles of Earth-Care in Africa

Marthinus L. Daneel.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology

November 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Christianity. 14395 words.

In the post-chimurenga years of independent Zimbabwe, the African Initiated Churches (AICs) heeded the prophetic call to earth-keeping. They joined forces with practitioners of traditional...

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African-American Methodism

William B. Gravely.

in The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies

September 2011; p ublished online January 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Christianity; Religious Studies. 7471 words.

The eighteenth-century evangelical revival in the American colonies gave Africans settings to claim some free space in their lives. Evangelists were delighted that their converts responded...

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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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Against Christian pacifism

Nigel Biggar.

in In Defence of War

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Theology. 20245 words.

In Defence of War intends to argue in favour of Christian just war reasoning. It is often supposed, however, that Christianity's original position was pacifist, and that Augustine's...

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Against legal positivism and liberal individualism

Nigel Biggar.

in In Defence of War

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Theology. 28914 words.

Not every critic of the tradition of just war thinking is impelled by pacifist convictions. David Rodin is a liberal philosopher, whose searching philosophical critique finds just war...

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The Age of Revolutions

Conrad L. Donakowski.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Studies. 26080 words.

A variety of economic, ideological, aesthetic, and nationalist forces shape Christian worship in its varied manifestations today. Historical perspectives and areas of knowledge which are...

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Ailred [Ælred, Æthelred] of Rievaulx (1110–1167), religious writer and abbot of Rievaulx

David N. Bell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Religious Studies; Christianity. 2268 words.

Ailred [Ælred, Æthelred] of Rievaulx (1110–1167), religious writer and abbot of Rievaulx, was probably the youngest of the three sons of Eilaf, the last hereditary priest of the church of...

Alleine, Joseph (bap. 1634, d. 1668), ejected minister and devotional writer

Brian W. Kirk.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Religious Studies. 1074 words.

Alleine, Joseph (bap. 1634, d. 1668), ejected minister and devotional writer, was born in a house next to the Poultry Market, Devizes, Wiltshire, and baptized on 8 April 1634, at St John's...

Allen, Robert (fl. 1582–1612), Church of England clergyman and religious writer

Richard L. Greaves.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Religious Studies. 648 words.

Allen, Robert (fl. 1582–1612), Church of England clergyman and religious writer, was probably the Robert Alen who matriculated as a sizar at Pembroke College, Cambridge, at Easter 1582 and...

Allenson, John (d. 1619), Church of England clergyman and literary editor

Roger N. McDermott.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Religious Studies. 350 words.

Allenson, John (d. 1619), Church of England clergyman and literary editor, was born in Durham. He matriculated from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1576, and the same year moved to St John's...