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Burmese Buddhist Politics  

Matthew J. Walton

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Oct 2015
This article looks thematically at several important aspects of Buddhist politics in Myanmar, from the precolonial period to the present. It considers a number of arguments regarding the ... More

Canon Law  

Norman Doe

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
The Anglican Communion has recently experienced a sea change in its understanding of and approach to canon law, hitherto a matter lacking worldwide attention amongst Anglicans. Whilst the ... More

Capitalism and Socialism  

Philip Lockley

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Dec 2019
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Aug 2017
This chapter identifies capitalism as a system for human relating which came to predominance in several Christian societies during the nineteenth century. Socialism emerged in the same ... More

The Christian Reconstruction Movement in U.S. Politics  

Julie Ingersoll

For more than half a century, Rousas John Rushdoony and his followers have articulated and disseminated what they understand to be a biblical worldview, based in aspects of traditional ... More

Christianity and Torture  

Karen L. King

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter considers the religious justifications for and against torture. It also describes the torturous narratives at Christianity's foundations, the notion of redemptive martyrdom, ... More

Clergy and American Politics  

Laura R. Olson

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Aug 2009
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Jan 2010
This article observes the central currents in the literature on politics and clergy. The first section centers on charting a short historical map of scholarship on clergy and politics. It ... More

Colonialism  

A. Dirk Moses

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
A long tradition of scholarship has posited colonialism and ‘racial imperialism’ as an enabler of the genocide against European Jewry, though often in imprecise ways. In response, critics ... More

The Comparative Study of Ethics and the Project of the Justpeace  

John Kelsay

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Mar 2015
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Mar 2015
This chapter focuses on the role of the comparative study of ethics in peacebuilding. The argument proceeds as follows. First, comparative ethics is presented primarily as a hermeneutical ... More

Conflicts over Sacred Ground  

Ron E. Hassner

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter argues that contested sacred sites pose indivisibility challenges which can drive even natural religious allies into violent conflict, and also outlines the multiple roots of ... More

Contributions from Queer Theory  

Patrick S. Cheng

This chapter provides an overview of what Christian theologians need to know about queer theory, which is a critical approach to sexuality and gender that challenges the ‘naturalness’ of ... More

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