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Nature and environment
Balthrop-Lewis, Alda. (2021) Nature and environment. In In Lovin, Robin and Mauldin, Joshua (Ed.). The Oxford handbook of Reinhold Niebuhr pp. 485-499 Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198813569.013.30

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Rufinus’ bloody pagan tyrants
Hanaghan, Michael P.. (2021) Rufinus’ bloody pagan tyrants. Vigiliae Christianae: a review of early Christian life and languages. 75(1), pp. 22-42. https://doi.org/10.1163/15700720-12341460

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“The Hostile Devices of the Demented Demons” : Tatian on astrology and pharmacology
Crawford, Matthew R.. (2021) “The Hostile Devices of the Demented Demons” : Tatian on astrology and pharmacology. Journal of Early Christian Studies. 29(1), pp. 31-59. https://doi.org/10.1353/earl.2021.0001

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Thoreau's religion : Walden Woods, social justice, and the politics of asceticism
Balthrop-Lewis, Alda. (2021) Thoreau's religion : Walden Woods, social justice, and the politics of asceticism Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108891608

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Posthuman transformation in ancient mediterranean thought : Becoming angels and demons
Litwa, M. David. (2021) Posthuman transformation in ancient mediterranean thought : Becoming angels and demons Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108921572

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The principle ancient sources on hypatia, translated
La Valle Norman, Dawn and Petkas, Alex. (2020) The principle ancient sources on hypatia, translated. In In La Valle Norman, Dawn and Petkas, Alex (Ed.). Hypatia of Alexandria : Her context and legacy pp. 239-253 Mohr Siebeck. https://doi.org/10.1628/978-3-16-158954-6

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The motion of another's death : Grief and mourning
Ocker, Christopher. (2020) The motion of another's death : Grief and mourning. In In Booth, Philip and Tingle, Elizabeth (Ed.). A companion to death, burial, and remembrance in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, c.1300-1700 pp. 368-392 Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004443433_015

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Judgments in scripture and the Creed : Reflections on identity and difference
Sarisky, Darren. (2020) Judgments in scripture and the Creed : Reflections on identity and difference. Modern Theology. pp. 1-17.

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Entangling medieval emotions and gender in Mediterranean history
Cassidy-Welch, Megan. (2020) Entangling medieval emotions and gender in Mediterranean history. Emotions: History, Culture, Society. 4(2), pp. 317-326. https://doi.org/10.1163/2208522X-02010098

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The Presocratics
Litwa, M. David. (2020) The Presocratics. In In Edwards, Mark (Ed.). The Routledge handbook of early Christian philosophy pp. 179-190 Routledge.

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The language of medicine in Renaissance preaching
Howard, Peter. (2020) The language of medicine in Renaissance preaching. In In Henderson, John, Jacobs, Frederika and Nelson, Jonathan K. (Ed.). Representing infirmity : Diseased bodies in Renaissance Italy pp. 28-46 Routledge.

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Lay brothers and sisters in the High and Late Middle Ages
Cassidy-Welch, Megan. (2020) Lay brothers and sisters in the High and Late Middle Ages. In In Beach, Alison I. and Cochelin, Isabelle (Ed.). The Cambridge history of medieval monasticism in the Latin West pp. 1027-1038 Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781107323742.055

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Miracles in the margins : The miraculous image of Santa Maria delle Carceri in Prato
Gilmore-Kuziow, Shannon. (2020) Miracles in the margins : The miraculous image of Santa Maria delle Carceri in Prato. In In Duits, Rembrandt (Ed.). The art of the poor : The aesthetic material culture of the lower classes in Europe 1300-1600 pp. 77-87 Bloomsbury Academic. https://doi.org/10.5040/9781838602284.0013

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The influence of Eusebius’ Chronicle on the Apologetic Treatises of Cyril of Alexandria and Augustine of Hippo
Crawford, Matthew R.. (2020) The influence of Eusebius’ Chronicle on the Apologetic Treatises of Cyril of Alexandria and Augustine of Hippo. Journal of Ecclesiastical History. 71(4), pp. 693-711. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0022046920000664

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The father of the devil (John 8:44) : A Christian exegetical inspiration for the evil creator
Litwa, M. David. (2020) The father of the devil (John 8:44) : A Christian exegetical inspiration for the evil creator. Vigiliae Christinane. 74(5), pp. 540-565. https://doi.org/10.1163/15700720-12341453

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Introduction to Jacques Derrida’s “Christianity and Secularization”
Newheiser, David. (2020) Introduction to Jacques Derrida’s “Christianity and Secularization”. Critical Inquiry. 47, pp. 136-137. https://doi.org/10.1086/710911

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The language of dives and lazarus : Preaching generosity and almsgiving in renaissance florence
Howard, Peter. (2020) The language of dives and lazarus : Preaching generosity and almsgiving in renaissance florence. I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance. 23(1), pp. 33-51. https://doi.org/10.1086/708110

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Rhythmic flesh : How the regulation of bodily rhythm contributes to spirituality in the Jesus prayer, medieval dance, and African American preaching
Eikelboom, Lexi. (2020) Rhythmic flesh : How the regulation of bodily rhythm contributes to spirituality in the Jesus prayer, medieval dance, and African American preaching. Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 88(3), pp. 805-831. https://doi.org/10.1093/jaarel/lfaa040

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COVID-19 and religious ethics
Alimi, Toni, Antus, Elizabeth L., Balthrop-Lewis, Alda, Childress, James F., Dunn, Shannon, Green, Ronald M., Gregory, Eric, Herdt, Jennifer A., Jenkins, Willis, Cathleen Kaveny, M., Lloyd, Vincent W., Lo, Ping-cheung, Malesic, Jonathan, Newheiser, David, Oh, Irene and Stalnaker, Aaron. (2020) COVID-19 and religious ethics. Journal of Religious Ethics. 48(3), pp. 349-387. https://doi.org/10.1111/jore.12328

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The Generation of Iron and the Final Stumbling Block: The Present Time in Hesiod’s Works and Days 106–201 and Barnabas 4 
Crabbe, Kylie. (2020) The Generation of Iron and the Final Stumbling Block: The Present Time in Hesiod’s Works and Days 106–201 and Barnabas 4 . In In Andrew B. Perrin and Loren T. Stuckenbruck (Ed.). Four Kingdom Motifs before and beyond the Book of Daniel pp. 142-166 Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004443280_009

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Losing the Plot: Irenaeus, Biblical Narrative, and the Rule of Truth
White, Devin. (2020) Losing the Plot: Irenaeus, Biblical Narrative, and the Rule of Truth. In In Francis Watson and Sarah Parkhouse (Ed.). Telling the Christian Story Differently: Counter-Narratives from Nag Hammadi and Beyond pp. 153-168 Bloomsbury Academic. https://doi.org/10.5040/9780567679543.ch-009

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Do the Eusebian Canon Tables Represent the Closure or the Opening of the Biblical Text? Considering the Case of Codex Fuldensis
Crawford, Matthew. (2020) Do the Eusebian Canon Tables Represent the Closure or the Opening of the Biblical Text? Considering the Case of Codex Fuldensis. In In Alessandro Bausi, Bruno Reudenbach and Hanna Wimmer (Ed.). Canones: The Art of Harmony: The Canon Tables of the Four Gospels pp. 17-27 De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110625844-002

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The Armenian Corpus of Philo and Recent Philonic Scholarship (in Armenian with summary)
David Runia. (2020) The Armenian Corpus of Philo and Recent Philonic Scholarship (in Armenian with summary). Bulletin of Matenadaran. 29, pp. 29-46.

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The Curse of the Creator: Galatians 3:13 and Negative Demiurgy
Litwa, M. David. (2020) The Curse of the Creator: Galatians 3:13 and Negative Demiurgy. In In Francis Watson and Sarah Parkhouse (Ed.). Telling the Christian Story Differently: Counter-Narratives from Nag Hammadi and Beyond pp. 13-30 Bloomsbury.

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Conceptual history and conspiracy theory
McKenzie-McHarg, Andrew. (2020) Conceptual history and conspiracy theory. In In M. Butter and P. Knight (Ed.). Routledge Handbook of Conspiracy Theories pp. 16 - 27 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429452734-1_1

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The corporeal orientation: Understanding deviance through the object(s) of love
Barbezat, Michael D.. (2020) The corporeal orientation: Understanding deviance through the object(s) of love. In In A. Lynch and S. Broomhall (Ed.). The Routledge History of Emotions in Europe: 1100-1700 pp. 119 - 132 Routledge.

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The Jesuit Giambattista Tolomei (1653–1726): Cardinal and philosopher
Pattenden, Miles. (2020) The Jesuit Giambattista Tolomei (1653–1726): Cardinal and philosopher. Journal of Jesuit Studies. 7(4), pp. 570 - 591. https://doi.org/10.1163/22141332-00704004

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Resacralizing the media of grace
Ocker, Christopher. (2020) Resacralizing the media of grace. In In C. Ocker and S. Elm (Ed.). Material Christianity: Western Religion and the Agency of Things pp. 69 - 101 Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32018-8_3

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Christianity and the material, medieval to modern
Elm, Susanne and Ocker, Christopher. (2020) Christianity and the material, medieval to modern. In In C. Ocker and S. Elm (Ed.). Material Christianity: Western Religion and the Agency of Things; Volume 32 pp. 1 - 25 Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32018-8

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Conspiracy theory and the history of media in the eighteenth century
McKenzie-McHarg, Andrew and Oberhauser, Claus. (2020) Conspiracy theory and the history of media in the eighteenth century. In In M. Butter and P. Knight (Ed.). Routledge Handbook of Conspiracy Theories pp. 401 - 414 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429452734-4_2

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Religious commitment in scriptural reasoning: A critical engagement with Gavin D'Costa's “Catholics Reading the Scripture of Other Religions”
Sarisky, Darren. (2020) Religious commitment in scriptural reasoning: A critical engagement with Gavin D'Costa's “Catholics Reading the Scripture of Other Religions”. Modern Theology. 36, pp. 317 - 335. https://doi.org/10.1111/moth.12521

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Quaestio disputata: Aquinas's virtuous vision of the Divine Ideas
DeSpain, Benjamin. (2020) Quaestio disputata: Aquinas's virtuous vision of the Divine Ideas. Theological Studies. 81(2), pp. 453 - 466. https://doi.org/10.1177/0040563920930198

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Emotions, time and narrative: A liturgical frame
Champion, Matthew S.. (2020) Emotions, time and narrative: A liturgical frame. In In A. Lynch and S. Broomhall (Ed.). The Routledge History of Emotions in Europe: 1100-1700 pp. 30 - 42 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315190778-3

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Cyril of Alexandria’s Contra Iulianum: Imperial politics, and Alexandrian Philosophy (c. 416–428)
Crawford, Matthew R.. (2020) Cyril of Alexandria’s Contra Iulianum: Imperial politics, and Alexandrian Philosophy (c. 416–428). In In E. Anagnostou-Laoutides and K. Parry (Ed.). Eastern Christianity and Late Antique Philosophy pp. 110 - 132 Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004429567_006

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Desacralizing political theology: Dionysius the Areopagite and Giorgio Agamben
Newheiser, David. (2020) Desacralizing political theology: Dionysius the Areopagite and Giorgio Agamben. Modern Theology. 36(1), pp. 76 - 89. https://doi.org/10.1111/moth.12506

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Why the world needs negative political theology
Newheiser, David. (2020) Why the world needs negative political theology. Modern Theology. 36(1), pp. 5 - 12. https://doi.org/10.1111/moth.12579

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The aesthetics of hope in Late Greek imperial literature : Methodius of Olympus' Symposium and the Crisis of the Third Century
LaValle Norman, Dawn. (2019) The aesthetics of hope in Late Greek imperial literature : Methodius of Olympus' Symposium and the Crisis of the Third Century Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108657389

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The fictitious audience of 1 Peter
Robinson, Will and Llewelyn, Stephen R.. The fictitious audience of 1 Peter. The Heythrop Journal. 61, pp. 939-950. https://doi.org/10.1111/heyj.13280

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The failure of affectus : Affectiones and constantiae in Augustine of Hippo
Teubner, Jonathan. (2019) The failure of affectus : Affectiones and constantiae in Augustine of Hippo. In In Feros Ruys, Juanita, Champion, Michael W. and Essary, Kirk (Ed.). Before emotion : The language of feeling, 400-1800 pp. 9-25 Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429023279

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Is Philo committed to the doctrine of reincarnation?
Runia, David T.. (2019) Is Philo committed to the doctrine of reincarnation? In In Runia, David T. and Sterling, Gregory E. (Ed.). The studia philonica annual XXXI, 2019 : studies in hellenistic judaism pp. 107-125 Society of Biblical Literature. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvrs8z2c.8

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