Strange But True

Author: Monica-Maria Stapelberg
Publisher: Crux Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1909979139
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Dr. MonicaMaria Stapelberg has been employed at various universities for
manyyearsasa lecturerin history ofliterature, aswell asmedieval languages,
history, and cultural studies. Since retiring from academia, she has had two
books published, both aimed at the popular market:'Old Wives' Tales? A
background to the origins of popular beliefs, traditions and superstitions'(2004)
and Curious and Curiouser! A historic background tosome fascinating beliefsand
traditions (2011).

Heads Of An Analysis Of The History Of Greece

Author: Dawson William Turner
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Poetic circumstances would be crowded around it ; time would be lengthened or
cut short; exploits divided by long intervals would follow in immediate sequence ;
the favourite heroes would rise to the most disproportionate magnitude ; enemies
would be raised or depressed as might suit the design of the poet. Popular belief,
popular traditions, popular worship, national monuments, would thus
commemorate, not the real event, but the poetic version of it ; but though all the
foliage and ...

Mrs Wakeman Vs The Antichrist

Author: Robert Damon Schneck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698176928
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And Other Strange-but-True Tales from American History Robert Damon Schneck
. first attempted to drive out the evil ... Flexibility made witch hazel branches
popular with dowsers for use as dowsing rods.) Etymology aside, the teadid
notwork, ... in anupstairs room ofthehouse. Mrs. Wakeman had about fifteen
followers at the time, and since there was a full moon that night they were able to
come and go until early Monday morning.53 (If traditional beliefs about the full
moon are true, ...

Exploring Protestant Traditions

Author: W. David Buschart
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830875146
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24 E XPLORING P ROTESTANT T RADITIONS can readily understand how and
why someone within a particular tradition can hold beliefs and engage in
practices that might seem strange or wrong to those outside that tradition. The
theological beliefs that characterize a tradition are conclusions that one could
readily expect, given the particular historical background and methodological
approach of the tradition. This is not to suggest some kind of theological
determinism whereby any ...

Create Your Own Religion

Author: Daniele Bolelli
Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser
ISBN: 1609258665
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It is true that a strange twist of fate has pushed me into an academic career
teaching university courses on the history of religion as well as a few other
subjects. It is also true that in these pages you will find references to individuals
and practices from many religious traditions that may not exactly be common
knowledge to those readers who have better things to do than pore through
impossibly thick volumes on the topic. But make no mistake about it—this is not
an academic work.

Native North American Religious Traditions

Author: Jordan D. Paper
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275990978
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It is common in studies concerned with the past of Native American traditions to
begin with the peopling of the Americas. Upon reflection, this is a strange custom.
I do not recall a history of religion in Britain beginning with the peopling of the
British Isles. In any case, it cannot be done, because we do not know who first
peopled those islands and when. And the same is true for the Americas. Homo
sapiens have been here as long as they have in northern Europe. While it is
obvious from ...

A Critical And Chronological History Of The Rise Progress Declension And Rivival Of Knowledge Chiefly Y Religious

Author: Henry Winder
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I. The Period of Tradition from Adam to Moses. II. The Period of Letters from
Moses to Christ. In Two Volumes Henry Winder. But as Noah was a Person of
such conspicuous Piety and Virtue, we may assuredly conclude, that he would
see all the rising Generation carefully instructed in the Principles of Religion.
Their young Minds, under such an Inspector of their Education, would be
furnished with a Treasure of all the most useful Principles, as to the Being and
Perfeótions of God; his ...

Religious Diversity And American Religious History

Author: Walter H. Conser
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820319186
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But actions by black preachers during Reconstruction — and even in southern
cities of the "nadir" — suggest anything but "otherworldli- ness." And political
action in the 1980s and 1990s by self-styled "Christian" and essentially
conservative activists — people every bit as conscious of the divine as their
religious predecessors — suggests that the religious understanding of
southerners is worldly indeed. Neither of these examples is an aberration. The
entire history of religion in the ...

The Classical Marxist Critiques Of Religion Marx Engels Lenin Kautsky

Author: D.B. McKown
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401016062
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attributed to both,” but in saying that “the 'true religion' of the ancients was the cult
of 'their nationality',” he could have had orientals in mind as well as occidentals.”
If so, that ... Marx assumed that the history of the East appeared as a history of
religion because of “the absence of private property in land.” That was ... And this
strange combination of Italy and of Ireland, of a world of voluptuousness and of a
world of woes, is anticipated in the ancient traditions of the religion of Hindustan.

Primitive Tradition Recognised In Holy Scripture A Sermon Preached In The Cathedral Church Of Winchester Of The Rev Will Dealtry Chancellor Of The Diocese 27 Spt 1836

Author: John Keble
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Now, if by God's true Religion nothing be meant, but that moral virtue, from which
it is plainly distinguished in this place, then our new masters may still perhaps
allow the magistrate to execute this part of his office ; but, if God's true Religion ...
This may seem strange doctrine in a Christian country : but, since the Faith was
for several ages maintained without the favour or protection of the civil magistrate
, they, who advance these and the like novel opinions, may perhaps be thought
more ...