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Eucharistic Liturgy and Theology  

John Baldovin

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May 2015
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The Eucharist is a liturgical meal of bread and wine, which is almost always preceded by a service of reading the Scriptures. Christians attribute the origin of the Eucharist to Jesus ... More

Evangelism, Mission, and Crusade in American Religion  

Sarah Ruble

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Sep 2017
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Religion
Evangelism, mission, and crusade are terms related to spreading a religious message. Although all three words are primarily used in relation to Christianity, evangelism and mission have ... More

The Evolution of Modern Jihadism  

Nelly Lahoud

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Aug 2016
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Religion
Political Islam has generated two ideological strands that use religious ideology to advance their goals, namely, Islamism and jihadism. On the one hand, Islamists have formulated a ... More

Feeling of Emptiness and Religion in America  

John Corrigan

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Jan 2017
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Religion
As part of a broader turn in humanities scholarship toward emotion since the late 20th century, scholars of religion increasingly have explored how emotion has been a key component in the ... More

Festivals in Ancient Greece and Rome  

Fritz Graf

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May 2016
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Religion
Festivals are periods of time, cut out from daily life, during which a group performs activities that are most often thought of as communications with the superhuman world. Festival names ... More

Film Regulation and the Church in America  

William Romanowski

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Nov 2017
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Religion
Since the dawn of the cinema at the turn of the 20th century, the church and its vicissitudes have been an essential part of the Hollywood story. There is a basic affinity between film and ... More

Four Noble Truths  

Carol S. Anderson

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Aug 2016
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Religion
The Buddhist teaching known in English as the four noble truths is most often understood as the single most important teaching of the historical buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, who taught in ... More

Freemasonry’s Sacred Space in America  

Phillip Gordon Mackintosh

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Religion
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion. Please check back later for the full article. American ... More

Gender, Marriage, and Sexual Purity in American Religious History  

Seth Dowland

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Sep 2017
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Religion
Throughout American history, religious people and groups have developed, sustained, or challenged cultural norms around gender, marriage, and sexual purity. Beginning with the earliest ... More

Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion in North America  

Anthony Petro

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Feb 2017
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Religion
The history of religion in the United States cannot be understood without attending to histories of race, gender, and sexuality. Since the 1960s, social and political movements for civil ... More

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