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Early Buddhist Transmission and Trade Networks

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Book Series: Dynamics in the History of Religions ISBN: 9789004181595 9789004194588 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100630
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This book examines catalysts for Buddhist formation in ancient South Asia and expansion throughout and beyond the northwestern Indian subcontinent to Central Asia by investigating symbiotic relationships between networks of religious mobility and trade.

Der Reformator Martin Luther 2017. Eine wissenschaftliche und gedenkpolitische Bestandsaufnahme

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Book Series: Schriften des Historischen Kollegs ISSN: 2190-1392 ISBN: 9783110443516 Year: Volume: 92 Pages: 326,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110443516 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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There is broad historical awareness for Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation in Germany, Europe, and the ´West` as a whole, but given the persistent myths about the persona and work of this reformer, there is a need for a radical re-historicization of Luther and his reception. This compendium seeks to stimulate such a reevaluation in order to place the 500-year commemoration of the Protestant Reformation on sound historical footing.

Im Diesseits das Jenseits bereiten - Eschatologie, Laienbildung und Zeitkritik bei den mittelniederländischen Autoren Jan van Boendale, Lodewijk van Velthem und Jan van Leeuwen

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ISBN: 9783863952747 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Religion
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This study reveals that in medieval Dutch vernacular texts (from the Brabantine authors Jan van Boendale, Lodewijk van Velthem, and Jan van Leeuwen, and in the anonymous Boek van Sidrac) the treatment of individual and universal eschatological topics and themes, such as death, heaven, hell, purgatory, the Antichrist, eschatological people, and Judgement Day is dedicated to moral and ethical guidance to prepare oneself during lifetime for the afterlife. Central to all texts is the fate of the souls in the afterlife and guidelines to assure redemption on Judgment Day. This includes the ability to recognize the signs of the End properly. The vernacular eschatological discourse is considered as an inherent part of the intellectual emancipation of the laity in the later Middle Ages. This book is of interest not only to Dutch and German philologists, but also to historians and anyone interested in the history of religion, especially of eschatology and apocalypticism. This study was awarded with the 2013 Mgr. C. de Clercqprijs of the Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten (Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts) for an outstanding work in the field 'History of Religions of Flanders'.

Wahre und falsche Heiligkeit. Mystik, Macht und Geschlechterrollen im Katholizismus des 19. Jahrhunderts

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Book Series: Schriften des Historischen Kollegs ISSN: 2190-1392 ISBN: 9783110446807 Year: Volume: 90 Pages: 276,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110446807 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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The charges brought in an Inquisition case that revealed scandalous conditions in the Roman Catholic cloister of Sant Ambrogio between 1859 and 1862 included pretense of holiness and attempted murder. Possible motivations for the crimes included power struggles, jealousy, and a cover-up of sexual liaisons. Historians, theologians, religious scholars, and a psychiatrist shed a multifaceted light on the case.

Christianity and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Europe

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Book Series: Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte Mainz ISBN: 9783525101490 9783666101496 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100916
Subject: History
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This collection explores how Christian individuals and institutions combined the topics of faith and national identity in twentieth-century Europe. “National identity” is understood in a broad sense that includes discourses of citizenship, narratives of cultural or linguistic belonging, or “national” characteristics. It considers various geographical contexts, and takes into account processes of cross-national exchange and transfer. It shows how national and denominational identities were often mutually constitutive, at times leading to a strongly exclusionary stance against “other” national or religious groups. In different circumstances, religiously minded thinkers critiqued nationalism, emphasising the universalist strains of their faith, with varying degrees of success. Throughout the century church officials and lay Christians have had to come to terms with the relationship between their national and “European” identities within the processes of Europeanisation.

Gesellschaft in der Zerstreuung

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Book Series: Bedrohte Ordnungen ISBN: 9783161549335 9783161549342 Year: DOI: 10.1628/9783161549342 Language: German
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101766
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Despite established social, political and cultural differences, and despite the tricky mountainous setting, over 50 early modern era alpine valley communities managed to cooperate reliably with one another without either central instance or state. Notwithstanding these adverse conditions – such as steep mountains, remote valleys and settlements strewn far apart – they were able to successfully organise their common social and political interests. They even developed a dynamic unity and order completely without superior central power. This at first seemingly paradoxical finding is taken by Sandro Liniger as an opportunity to analyse just how such a dispersed society functions: Which specific logic characterises such an alternative form of organising common social and political life? Which instabilities and resistances are peculiar to it? And which conflicts characterise it?

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