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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

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

Gay Affections  

Gerard P. Loughlin

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Nov 2014
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Sep 2014
This chapter considers how gay identities—and so gay affections—were formed in the course of the twentieth century, building on the late nineteenth-century invention of the ‘homosexual’. ... More

Hinduism  

Mandakranta Bose

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2014
In confronting questions of the origin of existence, asserting belief in an ultimate spiritual source of phenomena, and striving for a relationship between it and human beings, Hindu ... More

HIV/AIDS  

Mary Jo Iozzio

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Nov 2014
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Sep 2014
This chapter examines how sex figures in the HIV/AIDS pandemic and how the pandemic may be understood in the light of God’s extravagance and hope for the future. Sex is one of those gifts ... More

Intersex and Transgender People  

Susannah Cornwall

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Nov 2014
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Mar 2014
Intersex and transgender are discrete issues and should not be conflated. However, both phenomena, and the experiences of both groups of people, demonstrate the limitations of existing ... More

Islam  

Asma Barlas

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Nov 2014
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Mar 2014
This chapter analyses the Qur’an’s position on theology, sexuality, and gender, with the intent of challenging readings of Islam as a patriarchy. It illustrates that missing from Islam’s ... More

Judaism  

Ronit Irshai

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Nov 2014
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May 2015
This article examines the hitherto unquestioned consensus in Judaic studies that Judaism embraces a positive attitude towards sexuality. Grounded in the new scholarly trends of cultural ... More

Lesbians  

Lisa Isherwood

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Nov 2014
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May 2014
This essay is situated within the sexual theologies discipline—that is, it will not consider what theology has said about lesbians. It will rather engage with what lesbian experience has ... More

News Media Creation and Recreation of the Spiritual-But-Not-Religious  

Elizabeth Drescher

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Oct 2014
This article explores news media coverage of the spiritual-but-not-religious (SBNR) population in the United States in the context of spirituality and religion. It considers how the phrase ... More

Religion and American Public Policy: Morality Policies and Beyond  

Douglas L. Koopman

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Aug 2009
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Jan 2010
This article discusses morality policies, starting with its history and characteristics. The next section studies research that is related to specific public policies that fall within the ... More

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