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Elizabeth Mcnamer

Associate professor at MSUB set to lead archaeological trip in Israel next spring

Associate professor at MSUB set to lead archaeological trip in Israel next spring

Ask Tom Rust what he likes about archaeology, and his thoughts naturally turn to the cinema.

October 25, 2014 8:45 am Photos



Reaction against Hindu castes spawned Jainism

Jainism is an offshoot of Hinduism that came about in the sixth century B.C. as a reaction to the Hindu caste system.

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In the past, religion & politics mixed together

It was on a Fourth of July that I arrived in America. I did not understand why all the shops were closed. When I inquired, I was told that everyone was out having picnics or barbecues and setting off fireworks.

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Historically, papal transition goes smoothly - but not always

On Easter Sunday this year, two names were added to the Catholic list of canonized saints, Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. Two men who had held the position of Pope, Benedict XVI and Francis, performed the ritual of canonization.

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Belief in the afterlife varies by religion

Since the beginning of mankind’s story, there has been belief in life after death.

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Buddhism a family of religions that varies by culture

Buddhism a family of religions that varies by culture

Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the world, having about 375 million adherents. It is an offshoot of Hinduism. While it had its start in India in the fifth century B.C., few adherents of the religion now live there.

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Christmas bells ring in happy news for Christians

At midnight on Dec. 24, church bells all over the world will ring out the joyful news of Christmas. From Bethlehem’s Manger Square to London’s Trafalgar to Rome’s Piazza Navona the chimes will be heard. For more than 1,600 years the message of the birth of Christ has been so proclaimed.

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The Catholic Church has many rites

Most people were surprised when the Catholic Church elected an Argentinean as Pope Francis. For more than 400 years, until Karol Józef Wojtyła from Poland became Pope John Paul II, all popes had been Italian.

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Talk at Rocky will focus on archaeological dig

Over the past 20 years, Rocky Mountain College assistant professor Elizabeth McNamer figures she’s taken between 200 and 300 people to Israel on an archaeological dig.

August 06, 2013 11:00 am Related



Hinduism 'a search for truth through nonviolent means'

Hinduism is the oldest of the major religions and is almost exclusively Indian. In fact, to be a Hindu means to respect the traditions of India. There are more than 900 million Hindus in India. It is not a single unified religion but a combination of beliefs and practices accumulated over 5,…

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Pentecost, feast of the Holy Spirit

The feast of Shavuot (Pentecost), occurring 50 days after Passover, was one of the great pilgrim feasts of ancient Judaism.

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Idea of resurrection came to life in ancient Israel

Belief in the resurrection of the dead among the Israelites stems to the time of the exile, in fifth century B.C.

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Adventures in Music, BSO's "Royal Celebration"

Adventures in Music, BSO's "Royal Celebration"

Elizabeth McNamer gets into the British spirit as Queen Elizabeth as Billings Symphony musicians Mark Fenderson, left, and Trevor Krieger join in the fun in preparation for Saturday's "A Royal Celebration. The 7:30 p.m. concert by the symphony and chorale is preceded by an Adventures in Musi…

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Area Catholics express surprise, optimism with news of new pope

Area Catholics express surprise, optimism with news of new pope

Excitement rippled around the world as a new pope was chosen in Rome on Wednesday afternoon.

March 13, 2013 4:41 pm Photos


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Zoroastrianism has direct link to 3 major religions

Syncretism, the combining of different beliefs and philosophies in religion, is inevitable. The three major Western religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, all which developed in the Middle East, are a prime example.

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Taking another look at the Nativity of Jesus

Displays of the Nativity of Jesus can be seen in Christian churches and homes over the Christmas season.

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Idea for talks goes all the way back to fifth-century monks

St. Benedict is often credited with founding monasticism in Europe in the fifth century.

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Discoveries about women gleaned through archaeology is AAUW meeting topic

Dr. Elizabeth McNamer will deliver a talk, "Digging Up Women," at the AAUW meeting, at 11:30 a.m., on Sept. 8 at Rocky Mountain College's Prescott Hall.

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How the Way of St. James came to be

Camino De Compostello, or the Way of St. James, has existed since the eighth century. It was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during medieval times, together with Rome and Jerusalem.

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McNamer, students from Rocky unearth path Jesus may have trod

McNamer, students from Rocky unearth path Jesus may have trod

This may be Elizabeth McNamer’s last time of leading a group to Israel to take part in an archeological dig.

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