Stub Archive

A ’stub’ is an entry which, when first added to Apologetics Index, we considered too short and/or too incomplete to highlight on the front page (and in the articles RSS feed).

These stubs nevertheless provide researchers with useful information.

In addition stubs make it easier for us to add resources on the fly.

Islamic State (IS), ISIS, ISIL

A group of Muslim extremists operating in the Middle East claims to have set up a caliphate called the “Islamic State.” The vast majority of Muslims around the world have rejected this group of jihadists, pointing out that is is …

Santos Malandros

This article is a stub. More resources may be added over time. Santos Malandros is Spanish for “Holy Thugs.” The Associated Press says These mystical figures are part of the two-century-old cult tradition known as Maria Lionza, the Venezuelan variation …

Charismatic Movement

This article is a stub. More resources may be added over time. The term Charismatic refers to Persons, churches, movements, etc., affirming the belief that speaking in tongues is a gift of the Holy Spirit that may and should be …


Research resources on Fatah, a major Palestinian political party and the largest faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)

Dove World Outreach Center

Dove World Outreach Center is a small non-denominational charismatic Christian church in Gainesville, Florida, led by Terry Jones and his wife, Sylvia. It became widely known for its pastor's plan to burn Qur'ans on the ninth anniversary of …


Anthroposophy is an eclectic blend of esoteric philosophy and mysticism forming a complex religious system which Rudolf Steiner often referred to as "spiritual science."

Daniel Hoover group

The Daniel Hoover group is descended from the Reidenbach Mennonites.

The Reidenbachs, nicknamed the "Thirty-fivers" after the initial number of dissenters, split from the Groffdale Conference (Wenger Mennonite Church) in 1946 because they did not want their young …

Evolutionary Enlightenment

Evolutionary Enlightenment is a spiritual term used to marry mystical teachings about Enlightenment from the Eastern wisdom traditions with a Western scientific understanding of cosmic and cultural evolution.

In contemporary culture, it is associated with the work of …

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