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The Common Core Thesis in the Study of Mysticism  

Ralph W. Hood Jr.

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Jul 2016
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Religion
The common core thesis contends that mystical experience is an ultimate non-sensuous experience of unity of all things. It can be identified within major faith traditions, whether ... More

The Comparative Study of Mysticism  

Michael Stoeber

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Sep 2015
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Religion
The comparative study of mysticism began in the mid-19th century, with the development of the modern meaning of the word, which had begun to be used as a substantive, with the ... More

Constitutions and Islamic Law  

Christie S. Warren

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Sep 2017
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Religion
The Constitution of Madinah, written by the Prophet after his flight from Mecca and arrival in Madinah (622 ce/1 ah), is considered by many to be the first written constitution. ... More

Contemporary Pagan, Wiccan, and Native Faith Movements  

Chas S. Clifton

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Jun 2016
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Religion
Paganism is based largely in an Enlightenment-era rejection of Christianity and Romantic-era ideas of the individual experience, emotion, and creativity, combined with a search for true ... More

Cosmic War  

Mark Juergensmeyer

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May 2016
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Religion
A “cosmic war” is an imagined battle between metaphysical forces—good and evil, right and wrong, order and chaos—that lies behind many cases of religion-related violence in the ... More

The Cosmological Vision of Martin Luther  

Mickey L. Mattox

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Mar 2017
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Religion
Martin Luther was not an original contributor to the study of cosmology, and if one were to judge only by his explicit remarks on the matter, it would seem to have been of little interest ... More

Creation and Contingency  

Dirk Evers

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Jan 2017
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Religion
Contingency is a term that occurs in philosophical discourse as well as in theology in a number of contexts and with a number of meanings. In its modern sense the English term contingency ... More

Culture, Entertainment, and Religion in America  

Randall J. Stephens

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Oct 2017
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Religion
Throughout American history, religion and entertainment have influenced each other and have intersected in fascinating ways. Native American rituals and games entertained and inspired. ... More

Cybernetics and Religion  

Noreen Herzfeld

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Dec 2015
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Religion
Cybernetics is the study of systems of control and communication. While often used to refer to control systems in or by machines, such as computers, cybernetic theory can be applied to ... More

Cyberspace and Religion in America  

Douglas E. Cowan

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Oct 2017
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Religion
Invented in 1989 and popularly accessible since the mid-1990s, the World Wide Web has always hosted a wide variety of religious content, ranging from early text-based discussion forums to ... More

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