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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Community

Tricia Colleen Bruce.

in Parish and Place

October 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 8320 words.

This chapter looks at the implications of personal parishes for building community across difference. It explores how community works within the context American Catholics’ increased...

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Community

Linda A. Mercadante.

in Belief without Borders

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 15984 words.

Various perspectives and problems regarding community are given, including religious views such as those from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and indigenous religions....

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Community

Anna L. Peterson.

in Seeds of the Kingdom

December 2005; p ublished online February 2006 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 10754 words.

This chapter looks at the extent to which the Salvadorans and Amish settlements have achieved social justice, protection for vulnerable groups, and democratic institutions and processes in...

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Community

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics

P ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 3331 words.

In relation to the Bible and ethics, the word “community” has two primary meanings: 1. “A community” or “the community”

Community

Jerome P. Baggett.

in Sense of the Faithful

November 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 20956 words.

This chapter shows that Catholics' personally tailored projects of identity construction are both highly localized and communal in nature. They also complicate one of the most broadly...

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Communities

Joshua M. Zeitz.

in White Ethnic New York

May 2007; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 11070 words.

This chapter focuses on the erosion of tight-knit ethnic communities in New York City after World War II. It examines how ethnicity persisted in the city well into the late 1960s as...

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Qumran community

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 118 words.

Jewish monastic community which lived near the shores of the Dead Sea. Major archaeological excavations have taken place in the

Taizé Community

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 123 words.

Christian Community, Roman Catholic in foundation, in the village of Taizé in France, engaged in reconciliation in the world and

Beloved Community

Richard Wayne Wills Sr.

in Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Image of God

May 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 11313 words.

This chapter considers how King combined the influence of the black church’s optimism in God with aspects of liberalism’s influential optimism in the human experience so as to reimagine...

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Community Organization

Edited by Lawrence H. Schiffman and James VanderKam.

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). 6741 words.

[This entry comprises three articles: Community Organization in the Rule of the Community, Community Organization in the Damascus

Qumran Community

Charlotte Hempel.

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). 4280 words.

The term Qumran community refers to the community whose archaeological and literary remains were preserved at Khirbet Qumran, ῾Ein-Feshka, and

Life in Community

Peter McDonough and Eugene C. Bianchi.

in Passionate Uncertainty

March 2002; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 10189 words.

Assessments of Jesuit community life vary enormously, and so do the expectations brought to it. Bonding is powerful among men undergoing the rigors of training, and it slackens as men move...

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Communities of Discourse

Douglas V. Porpora.

in Landscapes of the Soul

May 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 10428 words.

Examines how our sense of reality, in general, and religious reality, in particular, are established within community. Certain religious experiences, it is argued, are possible only within...

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Beloved Community and Beyond

Richard Wayne Wills Sr.

in Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Image of God

May 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 11822 words.

This chapter addresses the degree to which King’s optimism was seriously tempered by subsequent signs of a growing political gradualism, the rise of counterproductive race rhetoric, the...

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Family and Community

Abby Day.

in The Religious Lives of Older Laywomen

February 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 8170 words.

The main theme of this chapter is the tension that exists between the close church-based ‘family’ and external people, the outside ‘community’. The ‘family’ mirrors the nuclear family, with...

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The Power of Community

Vern L. Bengtson, Norella M. Putney and Susan C. Harris.

in Families and Faith

November 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 6744 words.

Mormons, Jews, and Evangelicals had the highest rates of intergenerational transmission of any religious groups in this study. The study found three factors accounting for their success in...

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Commitment and Community

Hannah Schell.

in At This Time and In This Place

November 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 8116 words.

This chapter demonstrates that the relationship between vocation and virtue is not limited to the ancient world, but can be expanded and employed in the contemporary setting as well. It...

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Coordination, Community, Covenant

Michael E. Cafferky.

in Vocation across the Academy

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 8997 words.

Higher education’s tendencies toward specialization can affect vocational exploration as well. Mentors and advisors often operate from their own particular perspectives; in the end, the...

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Ethos and Community

David G. Horrell.

in The Oxford Handbook of Pauline Studies

P ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Studies. 10153 words.

Paul saw himself as apostle to the Gentiles, and his mission consisted in founding communities of believers in cities across the Roman Empire. This chapter first outlines recent scholarship...

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Rule of the Community

Jerome o. p. Murphy-O'Connor.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 1260 words.

The abbreviated title of the Rule of the Community is 1QS; the 1Q indicates that it comes from the