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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

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

Culture, Religion, and American Political Life  

Kenneth D. Wald and David C. Leege

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Aug 2009
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Jan 2010
This article studies the role of religion in American culture and political life. It uses the concept of culture in two different ways—traditionally and in the discipline of political ... More

Documentary Photography and the Visual Politics of Race and Religion  

Rachel McBride Lindsey

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May 2018
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Mar 2018
The photographs of twentieth-century photographer Roy DeCarava are a rich case study for mapping the visual theater of race and religion in twentieth-century America. Despite visual ... 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’. It ... 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 and ... 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

The Making of the Modern Metropolis  

Graham Ward

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Feb 2013
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Jun 2013
This chapter examines the relationship between the thoughts of theologians and philosophers and the cities that nurtured and inspired them. Such an analysis is important because the development of ... More

Nationalism  

Eric D. Weitz

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
National Socialism sought a radical restructuring of the European population. The drive to assert German domination over the continent entailed not only territorial conquest and political ... More

Nationalism and Patriotism  

Stephen Backhouse

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Feb 2013
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Jun 2013
This chapter, which first defines nationalism by describing its features, looks at nations, states, and nation-states, and then examines nationalism's relationship to patriotism. It then turns to the ... 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

Paul and Politics  

Davina C. Lopez and Todd Penner

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Feb 2017
‘Paul and Politics’ is a highly contested site of examination in contemporary Pauline Studies. Debates about whether, how, and to what ends Pauline literature can be read politically reach ... More

Political Secularism  

Jacques Berlinerblau

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Feb 2017
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Jan 2017
The term “secularism” stands as one of the most multivalent phrases in the contemporary global political lexicon. Mutually irreconcilable definitions of the term exist side by side in ... More

Religion and American Political Participation  

Peter W. Wielhouwer

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Aug 2009
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Jan 2010
This article discusses several approaches to explaining political participation and determines how religion relates to each. It provides a brief review of the ways that political ... More

Religion and American Political Thought  

Michael Lienesch

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Aug 2009
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Jan 2010
This article discusses the three general approaches to the study of political thought, namely: political philosophy, history of political theory, and contemporary social and political ... More

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