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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  

Lawrence Baron

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
In the cinematic world, the representation of the Holocaust began with the Third Reich's propaganda films and the footage taken by the Allies at liberated concentration camps. In the early ... 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

The Film Viewer and Natural Theology: God's ‘Presence’ at the Movies  

Robert K. Johnston

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Jan 2013
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Jun 2013
This chapter examines the claim that God shows up at the movies. It addresses such questions as: what exactly does God's ‘presence’ at the movies mean? How is a ‘reel spirituality’ described, and how ... More

Formation and the Critique of Culture  

Joakim Garff

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Jan 2013
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Jun 2013
This chapter analyses Soren Kierkegaard's views about formation of identity and critique of culture. It suggests that the Kierkegaardian notion of culture and formation has a broad range of meanings ... More

German Documents and Diaries  

Peter Fritzsche

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
This article shows that German government offices and private diarists and correspondents kept widely scattered but extensive records of the unfolding of the ‘Final Solution’. Anti-Jewish ... More

Images in Natural Theology  

Kristóf Nyíri

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Jan 2013
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Jun 2013
This chapter discusses the connection of images to natural theology, demonstrating how images fulfil an essential role in revealed religions and examining the role of images at the level of ... More

Imagination and Natural Theology  

Douglas Hedley

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Jan 2013
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Jun 2013
This chapter focuses on the connection between imagination and natural theology. It argues that the association of imagination and natural theology is only counter intuitive if one sees imagination ... More

Jesuit Theater and Drama  

Kevin J. Wetmore Jr.

The historic Jesuit theater represents two centuries of didactic theater in which the Society of Jesus, following both the organizational instructions and Spiritual Exercises of founder ... More

Jewish Business Ethics  

Barry J. Leff

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Dec 2012
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Jan 2013
This chapter discusses the Jewish approach to business ethics. It first identifies several fundamental principles of Jewish business ethics, and then applies them to several common issues ... More

Jewish Culture  

Jeffrey Shandler

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
This article argues that the Holocaust not only has become a mainstay of Jewish culture but also has engendered an array of cultural practices across the spectrum of Jewish ideological and ... More

Jewish Folklore and Ethnography  

Galit Hasan-Rokem

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Dec 2004
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Sep 2009
This article describes folklore as a unique form of cultural creativity and expression and discusses Jewish folklore through the ages and the scholarship of Jewish folklore. Folklore is a ... More

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