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Aesthetics and the Arts in Relation to Natural Theology  

Frank Burch Brown

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Jan 2013
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Jun 2013
This chapter examines the significance of aesthetics and the arts to natural theology, first discussing ways that natural theology can circumvent the evident religiosity of certain kinds of art. It ... More

Atheism, Gender, and Sexuality  

Melanie Elyse Brewster

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Nov 2013
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Jul 2013
The present article explores scholarship regarding links between atheism, gender, and sexuality. A review and analysis of available theory and research is presented through a social ... More

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

Communication  

Volkhard Krech

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Nov 2016
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Jun 2017
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Religion, Culture
This chapter advocates applying a communication theoretical model to the study of religion. This proceeds by observing the procedure of religious communication, the ways in which this ... More

Divergent Modes of Religiosity and Armed Struggle  

Harvey Whitehouse and Brian McQuinn

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter investigates one of the most powerful mechanisms by which groups may be formed, inspired, and coordinated—ritual—which may be defined as normative behavior with an ... More

Early Christian Apocrypha in Popular Culture  

Tony Burke

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Aug 2015
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Feb 2016
Stories and images from the Christian Apocrypha have appeared in popular, or ‘non-ecclesiastical’, settings since the Middle Ages when the various collections of lives of saints, books of ... More

Emotion  

John Corrigan

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Nov 2016
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Jun 2017
Religion often has attended to emotion as a part of religious experience. While that has enhanced theological depth and precision, it also has framed a highly psychologized view of emotion ... More

Experience  

Craig Martin

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Nov 2016
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Jun 2017
‘Religious experience’ is a concept attributed to a wide variety of phenomena, including mystical states, altered states of consciousness, and spirit possessions; theorists variously ... More

Families  

Adrian Thatcher

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Nov 2014
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Mar 2014
The first part of the chapter, ‘Sources’, consists of an overview of various theological accounts of families, drawn from Roman Catholic official teaching, from the Protestant Family, ... More

Film  

Nina Power

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
This article discusses the relationship between cinema and atheism, and draws out some of the analogies used to describe the role of cinema in modernity (particularly similarities between ... More

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