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Early Christian Worship  

Paul F. Bradshaw

Online publication date:
Mar 2015
Subject:
Christianity
The forms of Christian worship changed and developed considerably during the first four centuries of its existence, not least from a distinctive local or regional diversity to an ... More

Emotions and Experience in Martin Luther  

Pekka Kärkkäinen

Online publication date:
Oct 2016
Subject:
Christianity
Martin Luther’s view of emotions is firmly based on traditional language. He prefers to use affect as a general term for emotional phenomena, which includes general inclinations of love ... More

Eucharistic Liturgy and Theology  

John Baldovin

Online publication date:
May 2015
Subject:
Christianity
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

God in Martin Luther  

Jan-Olav Henriksen

Online publication date:
Aug 2016
Subject:
Christianity
Luther’s understanding of God saturates his oeuvre, and in turn, this understanding is saturated by his doctrine of the justification of the sinner. God is the sovereign source and origin ... More

The History of the Modern Liturgical Movement  

Keith F. Pecklers

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Sep 2015
Subject:
Christianity
The 20th-century liturgical movement grew in tandem with the biblical, ecumenical, ecclesiological, and patristic movements, all part of a wider movement of resourcement—a return to ... More

History of Ancient Israel  

H. G. M. Williamson

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Sep 2015
The history of ancient Israel is best known to most people from the narratives in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. There, however, the name “Israel” covers a wide diversity of social and ... More

Johannes von Staupitz’s Influence on Martin Luther  

Franz Posset

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Aug 2016
Subject:
Christianity
The impact of Johannes von Staupitz (c. 1468–1524) on Martin Luther can hardly be overestimated. Staupitz was elected vicar general of the reformed Augustinian Order in 1503. Between 1504 ... More

Liturgical Theology  

Joris Geldhof

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Mar 2015
Subject:
Christianity
Liturgical theology studies the meaning of Christian worship. Although it is a relatively recent approach, it is solidly anchored in the Christian tradition. Its present shape, fame, and ... More

Liturgy and Music at Hagia Sophia  

Bissera V. Pentcheva

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Apr 2016
Hagia Sophia, the former Orthodox Christian cathedral of Constantinople, is the single most important monument that survives from Byzantium. Its daring architecture of cascading dome and ... More

Martin Luther and Anti-Judaism and Anti-Semitism  

Christopher Ocker

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Nov 2016
The uncomfortable question of Martin Luther’s place in the development of modern anti-Semitism is raised by Luther’s status as a national cultural icon after German unification (1871) and ... More

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