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Sectarianism

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

A narrow‐minded adherence to a particular sect (political, ethnic, or religious), often leading to conflict with those of different sects or possessing different beliefs. Sectarian...

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Sectarianism

Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

August 2004; p ublished online November 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam; Society and Culture. 234 words.

Although the Quran warns against sectarianism (e.g., 30:31–32), divisions and sects emerged within the Muslim community as early as

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Sectarianism

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

A narrow‐minded adherence to a particular sect (political, ethnic, or religious), often leading to conflict with those of different sects or possessing different beliefs. Sectarian...

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Sectarian Works

Hardip Singh Syan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies

March 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Sikhism. 5098 words.

This article discusses the sectarian works of the Minas and Hindalis from the sixteenth century to the eighteenth century. It attempts to display how sectarian savants represented a...

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The New Sectarianism

Geneive Abdo.

January 2017; p ublished online December 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Islam. 264 pages.

The Shi’a–Sunni conflict is one of the most significant outcomes arising from the Arab rebellions. Yet, there is little understanding of who is driving this tension and the underlying...

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Qumran Calendars and Sectarianism

Sacha Stern.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls

October 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religion in the Ancient World; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Christianity. 10084 words.

The main principles of Qumran calendars are known to most scholars, but only a small circle of specialists have studied them in detail. The centrality of the calendars to Qumran culture,...

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Sectarianism

Anthony J. Saldarini.

in Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

March 2000; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 3061 words.

Second Temple Jewish society included a number of groups with distinctive outlooks, practices, social relationships, and political stances. A group

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The Rise of Sectarian Polemics

Sebastian Elsässer.

in The Coptic Question in the Mubarak Era

May 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 10235 words.

In late Mubarak era witnessed an increasingly explosive feedback between public sectarian polemics and sectarian violence. An analysis shows that polemics were partly facilitated, by...

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Sectarian Conflict on the Regional Stage

Geneive Abdo.

in The New Sectarianism

January 2017; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 2297 words.

The grand contest between Iran and Saudi Arabia that has helped fuel sectarian sentiment in the Arab world for decades and reached greater heights after the Arab uprisings began. As the...

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Sociological Approaches to Qumran Sectarianism

Jutta Jokiranta.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls

October 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Sociology of Religion; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Christianity. 14745 words.

Scholarly reflection on the people behind the Qumran documents has been coloured by the use of the term ‘sect’ from very early on, ever since the first announcement of the discovery of the...

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The religious beliefs of the sectarian communities

Timothy H. Lim.

in The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction

March 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Archaeology; Biblical Studies. 1640 words.

‘The religious beliefs of the sectarian communities’ explores Jewish beliefs in the Second Temple period. Judaism is a way of life rather than a common faith, but common beliefs are held....

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Jewish sectarianism in the Second Temple period

Timothy H. Lim.

in The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction

March 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Archaeology; Biblical Studies. 3331 words.

‘Jewish sectarianism in the Second Temple period’ contextualizes the Dead Sea Scrolls within the history of Second Temple Judaism and discusses the origins and history of the Qumran...

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Contextualizing Sectarian Militancy in Pakistan: A Case Study of Jhang1

Tahir Kamran.

in Journal of Islamic Studies

January 2009; p ublished online August 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History; Islam; Regional and Area Studies. 12069 words.

In the post-Saddam era, the scourge of sectarian conflict in its worst form looms large on the horizon of the entire Muslim world: an intra-civilizational clash may be rather more likely...

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Engelhardt as Sectarian: An Evangelical Protestant Consideration of After God

James R. Thobaben.

in Christian Bioethics

August 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Christian Life and Practice; Medical Ethics. 9053 words.

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In this article, I argue that while Christians should share Engelhardt’s disappointment in how bioethics functions in the world, they should not share...

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Evidence of Sectarian Redaction in the Samaritan Pentateuch and the Masoretic Text

Robert R. Cargill.

in Melchizedek, King of Sodom

September 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 6288 words.

This chapter provides the theoretical and methodological foundation for the second central thesis of the book. The chapter systematically explores examples in the HB of growing redactional...

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Moral Ambiguity, Christian Sectarianism, and Personal Repentance: Reflections on Richard McCormick's Moral Theology

Mark J. Cherry.

in Christian bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality

December 2008; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Medical Ethics; Christian Life and Practice. 9289 words.

This article raises three challenges to Richard McCormick's proportionalism. First, adequately to judge proportionate reason requires the specification of a particular background moral...

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Six Sectarian Teachers

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

Six teachers who were contemporaries of the Buddha and who were criticized by him for their false teachings, principally because of their denial of the doctrine of karma. The six are often...

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Six Sectarian Teachers

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 348 words.

Six teachers who were contemporaries of the Buddha and who were criticized by him for their false teachings, principally because

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Muḥammadīya, al- (Muslim sectarians):

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 6 words.

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Adam Ferziger, Beyond Sectarianism: The Realignment of American Orthodox Judaism. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2015. xii + 352 pp.

Edited by Richard I. Cohen.

in Place in Modern Jewish Culture and Society

September 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies; Religious Studies. 1205 words.

This chapter reviews the book Beyond Sectarianism: The Realignment of American Orthodox Judaism (2015), by Adam Ferziger. In Beyond Sectarianism, Ferziger chronicles the evolution of...

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From “Sectarian Teaching” to “Religion”

Hans Martin Krämer.

in Shimaji Mokurai and the Reconception of Religion and the Secular in Modern Japan

June 2015; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 9515 words.

This chapter turns to another key aspect of the reconception of religion by referring to the conceptual legacy inherent in shūkyō. The new term came to be formed only because of its...

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