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Soyeon Kim

. Sometimes iconographic transformation happens in response to changes in the worshippers’ actual beliefs that prevail over orthodox principles. Buddhist ritual manuals can be perceived as evidence of this phenomenon. 6 The subject of Gathering of the Four Buddhas is an interesting case that can be

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Martin Christ

category of Counter-Reformation Catholicism but neither did he renounce his Catholic beliefs. He maintained a mixed religious character and at times tolerated religious developments that were not in line with post-Tridentine Catholicism. He carried out baptisms in the German vernacular, for example, a

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Marion H. Katz

also reflects the complex of beliefs and practices around the commemoration of the Prophet’s birth – the mawlid al-nabawī al-sharīf , or more briefly the mawlid – in Syria at the time of the manuscript’s production. The Prophet Muḥammad neither celebrated his own birthday nor instructed others to do

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Torsten Wollina

that the dreamer disagrees with the sunna [i.e. The Prophet’s precedent], because [the Prophet] had white skin and the black colour contradicts his colour. Therefore, the dreamer contradicts the sunna’. The man sought protection from that and said: ‘Not one thing of that is my belief’. And the shaykh

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Jungyoon Yang

essential. 42 His readers were reminded of the transience of human life, and invited to enhance their godly spirituality through word and image. So Cats’s claim about the power of thinking ‘still more than one sees’ can be found in the verbal and visual messages that help to strengthen the reader’s belief

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Emma Loosley Leeming

In Architecture and Asceticism Loosley Leeming presents the first interdisciplinary exploration of Late Antique Syrian-Georgian relations available in English. The author takes an inter-disciplinary approach and examines the question from archaeological, art historical, historical, literary and theological viewpoints to try and explore the relationship as thoroughly as possible. Taking the Georgian belief that ‘Thirteen Syrian Fathers’ introduced monasticism to the country in the sixth century as a starting point, this volume explores the evidence for trade, cultural and religious relations between Syria and the Kingdom of Kartli (what is now eastern Georgia) between the fourth and seventh centuries CE. It considers whether there is any evidence to support the medieval texts and tries to place this posited relationship within a wider regional context.

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Emma Loosley Leeming

in the previous chapter, this issue requires further exploration and cannot be accepted simply on the basis of contemporary beliefs about the past. Therefore there are a series of questions that we must consider in order to examine the veracity of these beliefs: When did the cult of Symeon Stylites