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Religion in society

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Religion in society (L350): The study of the sociological influence of religion.

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Document A presentation of the contemporary human condition in Matthew Arnold’s Dover Beach and William Holman Hunt’s Our English Coasts, 1852 (Strayed Sheep) by Alexandra Mayson

More than just lyrically and visually pleasing icons of their age, ‘Dover Beach’ and ‘Our English Coasts’ also invoke the contemporary human...

Pre-raphaelite, Matthew Arnold, 19th century view
Link Internet Islamic history sourcebook

The Internet Islamic history sourcebook is an extensive online reader to texts relevant for the study of Islamic history from its foundations...

Islam, Arab world, Islamic faith, Islamic history view
Link Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible)

A 24-lecture course by Christine Hayes examining the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) as an expression of the religious life and thought of ancient...

Old Testament, Bible, Israel, Prophecy view
Link Islam in the West: what is Sufism?

An orthodox description of modern Sufism in the UK, primarily from the traditional Asian viewpoint

Islam, Sufism, Faith view
Link Islam, The Middle East and the West

A general 11-unit introduction to the study of the history of the Middle East, from the rise of Islam to the 21st century

Islam, History, Middle East, Islamic civilisation, Arab Empire, Ottoman Empire, Islamic Revolution view
Link National Anglo-Jewish Heritage Trail

Information on the history of the Jewish community in England which stretches back over 1,000 years. The website contains informative walking...

Judaism, Local history, Religious history view
Link Nizami: ballet of Seven Beauties

This ia a recording of a ballet by Kara Karayev, a 20th-century Azeri composer, based on the 'Seven Beauties' (Haft Paykar) masterpiece by Nizami....

Sufi poetry, Ballet, Nizami, Azerbaijan view
Link Overview of World Religions

The Overview of World Religions website provides introductory articles on all the major world religions and the regions in which they have...

Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism, world religions view
Link Science and Religious Conflict Conference

Does Religion Lead to Tolerance or Intolerance? An international three-day conference in Oxford in 2010, organised by the Science and Religious...

Tolerance, Altruism, Morality, Religion, Conflict resolution view
Document The Myth Of The Black Knight: Subverting The Image Of Count Gondomar In Early Modern England, Ernesto Oyarbide Magaña

This article centres its attention on the propaganda produced after the failure of the Spanish Match: the marriage negotiations between Spain and...

17th century, pamphlets view
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