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Connexions Library: Religion Focus
Website
2009
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...
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.
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Mann, Charles. C.
Book
2005
A portrait of human life in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus.
God: A Human History - a rescue attempt by Reza Aslan: Book review
Namazie, Maryam
Article
2017
Gods and religions have caused so much distress that even those who have spent a lifetime apologising for and ignoring the doctrinal foundations of their abuses must make a rescue attempt.
Karl Marx and the Iroquois: An essay on Marx's Ethnological Notebooks
Rosemont, Franklin
Article
Franklin Rosemont delves into Marx's Ethnological Notebooks and examines their significance and relevance towards today's communist movement.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 27: Engels 1890 - 1895
Engels, Friedrich
Book
1895
Includes The Foreign Policy of Russian Tsardom, and A Critique of the Draft Social-Democratic Program of 1891, and On the History of Early Christianity, and The Peasant Question in France and Germany
A Marxist History of the World part 20: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2010
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
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
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
This week Neil Faulkner looks at the origins of War and Religion in the Early Neolithic world.
The Meek and the Militant: Religion and Power Across the World
Siegel, Paul N.
Book
This wide-ranging comparative study of religion by an eminent American scholar opens with the Marxist critique of religion - its explanation of religion's origin and persistance, and how it has acted ...
On Religious Cruelty
Holbach, Baron d'
Article
1769
In this essay I am going to examine the different kinds of religious cruelty. Under this name I include those religious opinions that proceed from this cruelty or give birth to it, those acts of barba...
On the History of Early Christianity
Engels, Friedrich
Article
1894
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Book
1999
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
Radical Jesus: A Graphic History of Faith
Buhle, Paul; Jones, Sabrina; Dumm, Gary; Thorkelson, Nick
Book
2013
Radical Jesus is arguably the first modern effort to convey through comic art the meaning of Jesus and his social message, not just in his own time, but also in the Radical Reformation, recent centuri...
Rethinking The Idea Of 'Christian Europe'
Malik, Kenan
Article
2011
Looking to the traditional, moral and identity platform of Christianity in Europe.

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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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Encyclopedia of Religion and Society
Swatos Jr., William H.
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 ...
From Cave Paintings to the Internet
Norman, Jeremy
2013
Chronological and Thematic Studies on the History of Information and Media.
Historiography of early Christianity
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
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...
Hundreds of Scottish Orphanage Children Allegedly Buried in Mass Grave
High infant mortality rate and allegations of abuse raise suspicions of Smyllum Park in Lanark, once run by Catholic nuns
Bowcott, Owen
2017
The Scottish child abuse inquiry is to investigate claims that the bodies of at least 400 children from an orphanage once run by Catholic nuns are buried in an unmarked mass grave.The Smyllum Park orp...
Islam and slavery
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
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.
Mes Aynak: Afghanistan's Buddhist buried treasure faces destruction
Dalrymple, William
2013
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
2014
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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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
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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...
Sex, Drugs and Rollickin' Roles: Christmas and Our Ever-Changing Relationship with Nature
Ó Croidheáin, Caoimhghin
2017
The benefits of industrialisation have come at price as industry and technology the world over pushes nature further and further into ecological crises. Christmas has become the vehicle for the worst ...
Waldensians
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
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...