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The Story-Life of the Son of Man: Nearly a Thousand Stories

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Tension: A term referring to the degree of distinctiveness, separation and antagonism in the relationship between a religious group and the "outside" world (Stark and Finke 2000: 281). In Medina, Muhammad established himself as a politician and military leader in addition to being a religious leader (Prothero 2008: 251). There has never been a religion which fulfills those conditions." — Robert Blatchford, "God and My Neighbor," 1903. "Randomness is scary.

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The Vatican II: The Laity and Today's Challenges

Peter Chidi Okuma

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Is it justifiable for the public school educator to go even further than the dissemination of accurate information and the attempted engendering of empathetic understanding? It tends to discourage the timid, to give excuses to the bad, to feed the vanity of the fanatical, and to offer shelter to the bad feelings of the malignant. This is WAR!! "There are gods many, and lords many" (1 Cor. 8:5). Other measurements, such as how many churches or meeting places a faith group owns or how many congregations/meeting groups there are, can also be instructive, but are usually not used as a measure of overall size.

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The Written World: Past and Place in the Work of Orderic

Amanda Jane Hingst

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Candidate, sir, given the overwhelming body of evidence from hundreds of different scientific fields ranging from archeology to physics to zoology, can you explain to us how you can seriously believe that the world was created 2000 years after the Babylonians invented beer ?" — Question suggested by Bombula for creationist candidates. "If those folks in Kansas are right about evolution never having happened, I sure hope it happens soon." "The creationists have this creator who is evil, who is small-minded, who is malevolent, and who is not very bright and can't even get his science right.

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A Faithful Sea: The Religious Cultures of the Mediterranean,

Adnan Husain

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According to survivors one of them called the Hutu killers and led them to several thousand people who had sought shelter in her monastery. The problem is not just the cavalier dismissal of people's long-established beliefs and the ways of life and traditions based on them. However, she got lucky with the European Court of Human Rights, where, on the 15th of Jan 2013, they found that as BA had since changed its clothing regulations to allow crosses, it clearly wasn't important enough to have warranted those codes in the first place.

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The History of the Knights Templars

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Pseudepigrapha: A collection of Jewish and Christian books written from the third century BCE to the sixth century CE. Modernization Theory: This theory holds that religion is just as important a feature of modern society as it is of traditional society, but it takes different forms and possesses different characteristics. Compared to the main lines of Judaism, however, there was a new centrality of the conditions of the salvation of the individual soul rather than of the fate of a community.

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The Present State, Prospects and Responsibilities of the

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Independent Sudan's story of conflict and disintegration had begun. Netland combines a passionate heart with a keen mind. Consider these two stories highlighted in the last week by conservative Christian blogger Rod Dreher. He wanted no repeat of the loss of life that had brought the previous efforts to a halt. The Catholic Church had established its national structures a little earlier in 1974 when the various vicariates and prefectures were elevated to two metropolitan sees (Khartoum and Juba) and five suffragan sees.

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The Lord's Table

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In early Israelite history, only Israelites were expected, indeed privileged, to observe Israelite beliefs and practices. Could this be the 'falling away' of the Church so often preached by these same evangelicals? When the most primitive cultures first sought to see some connection between birth and death and the seasons of the year, they were constructing a religious view. Funny he should say that since scholar Gerd Lüdemann says the exact same thing about Christianity, that it is incompatible with the pluralistic ideals of the modern liberal democracy established by the Constitution.

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The Eldership of the Church of Scotland: The Divine

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It would be a real problem if specific persons on the roster would be made unhappy at the granting of a specific request. “Employees whose requests that a work uniform be adapted to accommodate religious practice are refused would suffer indirect discrimination. Buddiah healed the sick and fed 500 from a small basket of cakes and even walked on water. The idea that someone, somewhere might devote her life to an alternative vision of the good — one that clashes in some respects with liberalism's moral creed — is increasingly intolerable.

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Celestial Wonders in Reformation Germany (Religious Cultures

Ken Kurihara

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It was only in the 17th century that among Puritans and certain Calvinist and Pietist circles a new attitude toward the Jews began to emerge. The Orthodox Churches also use candles, incense, bells, and icons, but not statues. English: Religious symbolism is the term used to describe the use of symbols (archetypes, acts, artwork, events, or natural phenomena) by a religion for various purposes. Ten years later, the Vatican Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews issued the following "Guidelines and Suggestions for Implementing the Conciliar Declaration": The Declaration Nostra Aetate, issued by the Second Vatican Council on October 28, 1965, "On the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions" (n. 4), marks an important milestone in the history of Jewish-Christian relations.

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The Christian Democracy: A History of its Suppression and

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The volumes are published by the University of Chicago Press. Jewish persecutions: banning Jews from working for public office, the enforcement of wearing yellow badges, the Jewish ghettos, burning of synagogues, and the extermination of Jews remind us of the atrocities committed by Nazis in WWII. Individual Franciscans killed, set fire to homes, sacked villages, and laid waste the Bosnian countryside at the head of Ustashe bands.

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