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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

Rennyo  

Eisho Nasu

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Mar 2018
Rennyo was a Japanese Pure Land Buddhist priest and eighth head priest of Honganji (1457–1489), the central institutional complex of the Jōdo Shinshū tradition. He is often considered the ... More

Mainline of the Protestant Worship in Latin America  

Wilhelm Wachholz

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Mar 2018
The Latin American Christian worship service celebrated in most of Latin America until the beginning of the 19th century was Catholic, particularly the one that was prior to the Catholic ... More

Jebtsundamba Khutugtus of Mongolia  

Agata Bareja-Starzyńska

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Mar 2018
Buddhist reincarnations, stemming from the Tibetan term rJe btsun dam pa (“Holy Precious Master”) in the 17th century after fourteen previous rebirths in India and Tibet, appeared in ... More

Filial Piety in Chinese Buddhism  

Guang Xing

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Mar 2018
Many people, even scholars like Kenneth Ch’en, thought that filial piety is a special feature of Chinese Buddhism because it has been influenced by Confucianism, which considers filial ... More

The Anabaptist Tradition: Mennonites  

John D. Rempel

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Mar 2018
Anabaptism and its descendant movement, Mennonitism, came into being through the illegal baptism of believers upon confession of faith. Anabaptist worship was characterized by form and ... 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

Spatial Constructions of the American Secular  

Chad Seales

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Feb 2018
Secularization and secularism are interpretive narratives and analytical systems of locative naming that co-construct the category of religion in spatial relationship to the idea of the ... More

Settler Colonialism and U.S. Home Missions  

Matthew J. Smith

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Feb 2018
Home Missions in the United States was a white Protestant missionary movement within the geopolitical borders of the US empire—both its contiguous states as well as its colonial ... More

Religion, Charity, and Philanthropy in America  

David P. King

Giving to religion makes up the largest percentage of American charity and philanthropy. Religious charities also make up the largest percent of U.S. nonprofits. Beyond the numbers, ... More

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