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community

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

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

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

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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Communities

Ruth Gamble.

in Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism

September 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: East Asian Religions; Buddhism. 12504 words.

Chapter 3 describes the various communities within which the traditions and institutions of reincarnation lineages developed. It begins by examining a subtle but influential shift in the...

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Taizé Community

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 129 words.

An ecumenical monastic community founded in 1940 by Roger Schutz-Marsauche (1915–2005). His aim was to open up ways

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

Taizé Community

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 129 words.

An ecumenical monastic community founded in 1940 by Roger Schutz-Marsauche (1915–2005). His aim was to open up ways

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

Community Churches

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

The common name, apparently dating from the 19th cent., for independent local congregations with no formal denominational affiliation. In origin, they grow out of a local community and are...

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Qumran Community

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

Jewish monastic community which lived near the shores of the Dead Sea. Major archaeological excavations have taken place in the area. Khirbet Qumran is the site of a building complex ...

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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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Taizé Community

Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 353 words.

an international and ecumenical monastic community founded in 1940 by Roger Schutz-Marsauche (1915–2005). His aim was to open up ways of healing the divisions between Christians and through...

Taizé Community

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

An ecumenical monastic community founded in 1940 by Roger Schutz-Marsauche (1915–2005). His aim was to open up ways of healing the divisions between Christians and through the...

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 Community Law

Charles Ramble.

in The Navel of the Demoness

February 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Buddhism. 21913 words.

The distinction that has been made in earlier chapters between the community as an assemblage of individuals and as a collectivity is developed further through an examination of local legal...

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Two Communities

Geoffrey Cantor.

in Quakers, Jews, and Science

September 2005; p ublished online February 2006 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 10840 words.

This chapter provides a brief outline of the histories of the Quaker and Anglo-Jewish communities, from the mid-17th century to the end of the 19th century. The development of Quakerism is...

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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