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Charles Evans Hughes

Subject: Law

(b. Glen Falls, New York, 11 Apr. 1862; d. Osterville, Massachusetts, 27 Aug. 1948) US; Governor of New York 1906–10, Republican presidential candidate 1916 Hughes, the son of a ...

Holy Roman Empire

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
Length:
3,387 words

...in English of Ferdinand. Headley, John . The Emperor and His Chancellor: A Study of the Imperial Chancellery under Gattinara . New York, 1983. A superb account of the workings of government under Charles V's chancellor. Holborn, Hajo . A History of Modern Germany: The Reformation . New York, 1970. Still a valuable survey with a wealth of information. Hughes, Michael . Early Modern Germany, 1477–1806 . Philadelphia, 1992. A well-done and concise synthesis of recent research. Köhler, Alfred . Das Reich im Kampf um die Hegemonie in Europa, 1521–1648 ....

Liberation Theologies in America

Liberation Theologies in America   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion in America

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Religion
Length:
9,450 words

...ever new manifestations of oppression, including the structural violence of mass incarceration and acts of police brutality. Resources for black liberation theology include slave narratives, Negro spirituals, the Harlem Renaissance, jazz, poetry (James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou), literature (Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison), and black resistance to oppression exemplified by the writings and biographies of significant witnesses (Sojourner Truth, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr.). Black liberation theologians take the...

The Idea of Black Religion

The Idea of Black Religion   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion in America

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Religion
Length:
15,352 words

...underpinnings of certain themes, characteristics, and tropes normally associated with black religion and point to the need for new avenues to move beyond conventions. Colonialism and Slave Religion. Curtis Evans’s The Burden of Black Religion ( 2008 ) demonstrates the proscriptive aspect of black religion. A historian of American religion, Evans poignantly argued that the history of black religion uncovered a set of conversations organized around the natural or innate religiosity of black people from the antebellum period to the latter half of the 20th...

Louis D. Brandeis

Louis D. Brandeis  

(1856–1941),became known as the “people's attorney” when, early in his career, without pay he defended Boston citizens against local public utilities. His book Other People's Money (1914) greatly ...
Wales, Christianity in

Wales, Christianity in   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion
Length:
2,217 words

...in Welsh. Works in Eng. incl. D. Walker (ed.), A History of the Church in Wales (Penarth, 1976). A. W. Wade-Evans , Welsh Christian Origins (Oxford, 1934). E. G. Bowen , The Settlements of the Celtic Saints in Wales (Cardiff, 1954; 2nd edn., 1956). N. K. Chadwick and others, Studies in the Early British Church (Cambridge, 1958). Five Lives by G. H. Doble , orig. pub. between 1942 and 1944, collected and ed. by D. S. Evans , Lives of the Welsh Saints (Cardiff, 1971), with introd. essay, 1–55. J. R. Davies , ‘The Saints of South Wales and...

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