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The Uniting Church in Australia  

Robert W. Gribben

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Mar 2018
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Christianity
The Uniting Church in Australia (1977) faces the challenge of both being faithful to its inherited traditions (Methodist and Reformed), and taking the opportunity to draw on contemporary ... More

Urban Space and Religion in the United States  

Katie Day

Religion has always been a contextually based phenomenon, particularly in urban space. Cities of every size, in every period, and in every region of the country have been defined by the ... More

U.S. Foreign Mission Movement, c. 1800–1860  

Emily Conroy-Krutz

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Feb 2017
In the early 19th century, American Protestants began to send missionaries abroad as part of the foreign mission movement. They were responding to the Great Commission of the Bible: to go ... More

U.S. Foreign Policy and Religion  

Malcolm Magee

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Dec 2017
The United States has been uniquely God-centered among Western nations, and that includes its foreign policy. From George Washington to the present, all presidents and policymakers have ... More

U.S. Foreign Relations and American Religious Liberalism  

Cara Lea Burnidge

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Oct 2017
Scholars of American religious liberalism, like the historical subjects they study, wrestle with the place and power of modernity in American history and culture. Recognizing and ... More

America’s Interactions with Islam and Judaism in North Africa  

Lawrence A. Peskin

Encounters between Americans, Muslims, and Jews in North Africa played a foundational role in Americans’ early understanding of Islam and Judaism. At a time when the United States ... More

US–Mexico Borderlands and Religion  

Anne M. Martínez

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May 2018
The border between the United States and Mexico has artificially divided languages, cultures, landscapes, and religions for more than a century and a half. This region is the crossroads ... More

Violence in the Old Testament  

Jerome F. D. Creach

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Jul 2016
“Violence in the Old Testament” may refer generally to the Old Testament’s descriptions of God or human beings killing, destroying, and doing physical harm. As part of the activity of God, ... More

Visualization in Hindu Practice  

Sthaneshwar Timalsina

Broadly, visualization stands for a specific mode of imagination in which certain objects or concepts are “viewed as” or “viewed in light of” something else. In the religious context, ... More

War and Religion in American History  

Jonathan H. Ebel

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Dec 2017
As a subfield of the study of religion, the study of religion and war has access to but has not yet applied the methodological and theoretical tools of a diverse and vibrant discipline. ... More

Western Christendom, c. 1000–1400  

Timothy M. Thibodeau

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Feb 2018
The liturgy of Western Christendom (c. 1000–1400) was the product of sweeping ecclesio-political and religious reforms that had a broad and lasting impact on the content and performance of ... More

William Blake and the Apocalypse  

Christopher Rowland

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Aug 2016
William Blake (1757–1827) was a British artist, engraver, poet, and writer on theological themes. His illuminated books were the product of his technological inventiveness, and are ... More

Women in Ancient Israel and the Hebrew Bible  

Susan Ackerman

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Apr 2016
The Hebrew Bible is a book that was primarily written by men, for men, and about men, and thus the biblical text is not particularly forthcoming when it comes to the lives and experiences ... More

Women in Classical Greek Religion  

Laura McClure

As “cultic citizens,” women participated in state festivals at Athens alongside men and celebrated their own rituals apart from them, at shrines within the house and in cults outside the ... More

Women in Religious Art  

Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

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Jul 2016
Like religion, art has been a fundamental component of human experience since the beginning of time. Often working in partnership, occasionally at odds, art and religion form a combination ... More

The Word of God in Martin Luther’s Theology  

Jens Wolff

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Mar 2017
Luther develops a new concept of the Word of God that concentrates on the word and image of Christ. He uses performative images and presence metaphors not only in the field of Christology, ... More

Workplace and Religion in America  

Lake Lambert

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Nov 2017
Through workplace spirituality, individuals and organizations express, share and impose faith-based commitments in normally secular work environments. The faith-based commitments vary from ... More

The Yazidis  

Christine Allison

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Jan 2017
One of the world’s most endangered religious minorities, the Yazidis are a predominantly Kurdish-speaking group numbering some 500,000 souls, who once inhabited a wide area stretching ... More

Zionism in America  

Yaakov Ariel

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Sep 2017
Americans, and others, have used the term “Zionism” to relate to groups and individuals that have promoted the idea that Jews should settle in Palestine and build a commonwealth there. ... More

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