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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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The Long Shadow of the State

Simon Wolfgang Fuchs.

in Pan-Islamic Connections

January 2018; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 6845 words.

Studies on the conflict between Sunnis and Shi‘as in Pakistan tend to single out intellectual influences emerging from the Arab monarchies of the Gulf as the paradigm for how sectarian...

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Ideal Sacrifice vs. the Ideal of No Sacrifice

Daniel Ullucci.

in The Christian Rejection of Animal Sacrifice

December 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 15913 words.

This chapter analyzes the competition to define the meaning and purpose of animal sacrifice among various ancient cultural producers. These include: Greek, Roman, and Jewish philosophers,...

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Creating Saints and Communities

Christian C. Sahner.

in Christian Martyrs under Islam

August 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 19340 words.

This chapter considers what hagiography meant as a genre of literature in the postconquest period. It investigates the rhetorical goals of these texts, arguing that many were written by...

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A Congregation of Strangers

Shari Rabin.

in Jews on the Frontier

December 2017; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 7441 words.

This chapter argues that American Jewish denominationalism developed not only to enshrine religious authority but to create cooperation, familiarity, and access among mobile American Jews...

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Pan-Islamic Connections

Edited by Christophe Jaffrelot and Laurence Louer.

January 2018; p ublished online February 2019 .

Book. Subjects: History of Religion. 288 pages.

South Asia is today the region inhabited by the largest number of Muslims—roughly 500 million. In the course of the Islamization process, which began in the eighth century, it developed a...

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The Wartime Consolidation of Laymen’s Evangelism

Sarah Ruth Hammond.

Edited by Darren Dochuk.

in God's Businessmen

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 14475 words.

This chapter charts the culmination of businessmen’s evangelistic efforts during and immediately following World War II. In an effort to offset the liberal programs and influence of the...

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Abdullah Quilliam, Marmaduke Pickthall and the Politics of Christendom and the Ottoman Empire

Geoffrey Nash.

in Victorian Muslim

June 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 6359 words.

Abdullah Quilliam and Marmaduke Pickthall are arguably the most significant British converts to Islam in the period of their lifetimes. Much has been made of both men’s attempts to balance...

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The Curious Case of Hans Thon

Kat Hill.

in Baptism, Brotherhood, and Belief in Reformation Germany

March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Religion. 10580 words.

In 1564 a shepherd called Hans Thon was arrested in the imperial town of Mühlhausen. Thon’s views were radical: he denied the Trinity; claimed that the Devil had created the world; and...

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The Logics of Multiple Belonging

Kumkum Sangari.

in Religious Interactions in Modern India

March 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Asian History. 14279 words.

The chapter discusses Gandhi moving from a synthetic Hinduism in the 1910s/20s to a discourse of multiple belonging in the 1940s, however permeated by tensions. The chapter takes Gandhi as...

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