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The Evolution of Modern Jihadism  

Nelly Lahoud

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Aug 2016
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

The Feeling of Emptiness and Religion in America  

John Corrigan

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
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

Four Noble Truths  

Carol S. Anderson

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Aug 2016
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

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

Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion in North America  

Anthony Petro

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Feb 2017
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

The German Catholic Dioceses on the Eve of the Reformation  

Charlotte Methuen

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Mar 2017
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Christianity
The structures of the late medieval Church into which Martin Luther was born and within which he received his education and theological training were complicated, particularly in the ... More

The Gift in Martin Luther’s Theology  

Bo Kristian Holm

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Mar 2017
In analyzing the role of gift and giving in Martin Luther’s theology, one almost inevitably has to deal with the contrast between Marcel Mauss’s description of archaic gift economy, where ... More

God and Chance: Christian Perspectives  

David J. Bartholomew

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Apr 2016
In many quarters God and chance are still seen as mutually exclusive alternatives. It is common to hear that ascribing anything to “chance” rules out God’s action. Recent ... More

God in Martin Luther  

Jan-Olav Henriksen

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Aug 2016
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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

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