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Reformation Liturgies  

Frank C. Senn

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Oct 2015
The Reformation era was one of the most fertile times for liturgical revision in the history of Christianity between Late Antiquity and the late 20th century. New theological ideas, based ... More

Religious Violence, Martyrdom, and Martin Luther  

David M. Whitford

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Dec 2016
Violence was first experienced in the church as martyrdom. Under the Roman Empire, Christians were subjected to state-sponsored penalties ranging from fines to corporal punishment to ... More

Rites of Reconciliation and Healing in Christian History  

Lizette Larson-Miller

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Jul 2015
Christian rites for reconciliation and healing are intimately related to one another in that individuals and communities are healed and made whole through divine action In ecclesial rites, ... More

Rudolf Otto and the Concept of the Numinous  

Stuart Sarbacker

The contemporary academic study of religion has its roots in conceptual and theoretical structures developed in the early to mid-20th century. A particularly important example of such a ... More

Scholasticisms in Martin Luther’s Thought  

Theodor Dieter

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Mar 2017
The article’s starting point is the observation that “scholasticism” cannot simply be taken as a unity, and thus also not Luther’s relationship to it, in spite of his often very general ... More

Social Christianity in America  

Heath W. Carter

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May 2017
Social Christianity is a heterogeneous tradition that has been cultivated by a diverse array of American Christians who shared in common an intuition that the source of social problems is ... More

Space and Church–State Controversies in America  

John C. Blakeman

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May 2017
Issues of church and state are an important element of American religious history and politics. Church–state issues frequently concern the extent of government regulation over religious ... More

Space and Urban 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

The Spatial Strategies of American Megachurches  

Kip Richardson

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May 2017
The megachurch is one of the most recognizable and characteristic religious spaces in the modern United States. Super-sized, consumer oriented, and blandly contemporary, megachurches have ... More

The Book of Revelation: The Apocalypse of Jesus Christ  

Christopher Rowland

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Apr 2016
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, or the Apocalypse of John, has been extraordinarily influential in Christian life and theology. For example, because of the many hymns sung by the heavenly ... More

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