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Asian Civilisations Museum
The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is the first museum in the region to present a broad yet integrated perspective of pan-Asian cultures and civilisations. As one of the National Museums of Singapore under the National Heritage ...
The British Library
The British Library (BL) is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is based in London and is one of the world's largest research libraries, holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals...
The Hermitage
The State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St. Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, t...

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Quest for the Historical Jesus Begins Anew
2008-12-09
Scholars gathered this past weekend for the inaugural meeting of The Jesus Project in a renewed quest for the historical Jesus. The project is an effort by historians, biblical scholars, and theologia...

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Connexions Library: Religion Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on religion.
Critique of Nonviolent Politics
From Mahatma Gandhi to the Anti-Nuclear Movement
Ryan, Howard
Book
1984
Ryan accepts that sometimes nonviolence can be effective, but says that sometimes it is not: "a principled insistence on nonviolence can in some circumstances be dangerous to progressive social moveme...
Encyclopedia of Religion and Society
Swatos Jr., William H.
Book
1998
AltaMira Press
The sacred and profane continue to interface, conflict, and intermingle in novel ways. The Encyclopedia of Religion and Society provides a guide map for these developments. From succinct, brief notes ...
From Cave Paintings to the Internet
Norman, Jeremy
Article
2013
Jeremy Norman & Co., Inc.
Chronological and Thematic Studies on the History of Information and Media.
Historiography of early Christianity
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Historians have used a variety of sources and methods in exploring and describing the history of early Christianity, commonly known as the Christianity of the roughly three centuries (1st, 2nd, 3rd, e...
Islam and slavery
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Historically, the major juristic schools of Islam traditionally accepted the institution of slavery. The Islamic prophet Muhammad and many of his companions bought, sold, freed, and captured slaves.
A Marxist History of the World part 20: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2010
Counterfire
Neil Faulkner examines how the three great monotheistic religions produced by the contradictions of the ancient world owed their extraordinary power to their origins in the myths and rituals of the op...
A Marxist History of the World part 31: Crusade and Jihad
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
The Crusades lasted 200 years and represented the most extreme expression of the futile violence inherent in western feudalism - a murderous attack on the Middle East by western feudal thugs under the...
A Marxist History of the World part 36: The Reformation
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
The Reformation after 1521 tore apart church and state. Neil Faulkner looks at how the new social forces formed inside late medieval Europe helped undermine the thousand year domination of the Roman C...
A Marxist History of the World Part 4: The origins of War and Religion
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2010
Counterfire
This week Neil Faulkner looks at the origins of War and Religion in the Early Neolithic world.
Mes Aynak: Afghanistan's Buddhist buried treasure faces destruction
Dalrymple, William
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
Mes Aynak, a magnificent Buddhist city, is the most important archaeological discovery in a generation. But it is sitting on a vast copper deposit and is about to be destroyed.
Noah's ark was round – so the ancient tablet tells us
Moss, Stephen
Article
2014
Guardian Weekly
Irving Finkel, curator of the British Museum's 130,000 Mesopotamian clay tablets, has spent 20 years investigating one that challenges the story of Noah and the flood.
Protestant Reformation
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Article
The Protestant Reformation, also called the Protestant Revolt or simply The Reformation, was the European Christian reform movement that established Protestantism as a constituent branch of contempora...
Radical Reformation
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Book
The Radical Reformation was a 16th century response to what was believed to be both the corruption in the Roman Catholic Church and the expanding Magisterial Protestant movement led by Martin Luther a...
Rethinking The Idea Of 'Christian Europe'
Malik, Kenan
Article
2011
Looking to the traditional, moral and identity platform of Christianity in Europe.
Waldensians
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Article
Waldensians, Waldenses or Vaudois are names for a Christian movement of the later Middle Ages, descendants of which still exist in various regions. Over time, the denomination joined the Genevan or Re...

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Easily Led
A History of Propaganda
Thomson, Oliver
Book
1999
From Ancient Sumer to modern Poland, Thomson traces the use of propaganda and its influence on human events.
Encyclopedia of Religion and Society
Swatos Jr., William H.
Book
1998
The sacred and profane continue to interface, conflict, and intermingle in novel ways. The Encyclopedia of Religion and Society provides a guide map for these developments. From succinct, brief notes ...


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