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Anthropology and Religion  

Michael Lambek

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2009
Once people accept the historical emergence and spread of science as a unique discursive formation, it becomes nonsense to talk about the relationship between religion and science, or ... More

Anthropology of Religious Conversion  

Henri Gooren

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Apr 2014
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May 2014
This chapter analyzes important approaches in anthropology that have dealt with religious change. The central question is how anthropologists identify and analyze the main factors in the ... More

Anti-Semitism Research  

Wolfgang Benz

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
Anti-Semitism refers to all anti-Jewish statements, tendencies, resentments, attitudes, and actions, regardless of whether they are religiously, racially, socially, or otherwise motivated. ... More

Art, Architecture, and Archaeology  

Lee I. Levine

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
This article addresses three related, though not identical, academic fields of study that crystallized only in the twentieth century. Beforehand, it had generally been assumed, whether for ... More

Atheism  

William Sims Bainbridge

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Feb 2011
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Sep 2009
The question of the relationship between religion and science emerges again in this article. The discussion looks at the relationship between religion and irreligion and/or atheism, a much ... More

Atheism and Science  

Peter Atkins

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Apr 2008
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Sep 2009
Science is the only path to understanding. It would be contaminated rather than enriched by any alliance with religion. Such should be the attitude of a scientifically alert atheist. This ... More

Atheism and Societal Health  

Phil Zuckerman

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Nov 2013
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Oct 2013
This article examines the strong correlation that currently exists between high levels of secularity in a given society positive societal well-being. By looking at the most and least ... More

Atheism, Health, and Well-Being  

Karen Hwang

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Nov 2013
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Oct 2013
The last few years have seen a great deal of research on the association between religion, spirituality, and medical outcomes. This research has not been without controversy however, in ... More

Augustine  

James Wetzel

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Dec 2007
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Sep 2009
The dazzling display of emotional intelligence that gives the Confessions, Augustine's most famous work, its resonance for students of the inner life is evident, albeit in more muted hues, ... More

Buddhism  

Maria Heim

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Dec 2007
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Sep 2009
Buddhism deals directly with the emotions as a chief concern of its doctrine and practice. The Buddha's core teaching of the Four Noble Truths begins with an emotional truth, that is, that ... More

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