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Bisexual People  

Margaret Robinson

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2014
Although bisexuals make up over half of sexual minority people, theology has not adequately addressed the experiences of bisexual people, nor the bisexual theory and theology that we have ... More

Buddhism  

Rita M. Gross

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Nov 2014
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May 2014
Because Buddhism is a non-theistic religion, its concepts of ultimate reality do not include the kind of deity familiar from most religions. Instead, one does find anthropomorphic ... More

The Challenges of Globalization for Muslim Women  

Zayn Kassam

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
Globalization has brought with it many benefits “from above” with respect to opening up employment and trade opportunities on a massive scale, and has facilitated, in some cases, a ... More

Chaste Bodies, Salacious Thoughts: The Sexual Trials of the Medieval Clergy  

Dyan Elliott

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Nov 2014
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Sep 2014
At the centre of the clerical vocation was the conundrum of balancing the clergy’s commitment to chastity with the many aspects of their professional training and responsibilities that ... 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

Conflicts Within the Anglican Communion  

Jane Shaw

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Nov 2014
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Sep 2014
The churches of the Anglican Communion discussed issues of sex and gender throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first century. Arguments about gender focused on the ... More

Conflicts Within the Black Churches  

Angelique Harris

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Nov 2014
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May 2014
This essay examines conflicts concerning sex, sexuality, and gender within Black churches. Black churches are American Protestant churches with a predominantly Black leadership and ... More

Conflicts Within the Roman Catholic Church  

Linda Hogan

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Nov 2014
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Sep 2014
This chapter situates the controversies about sex and gender in the Roman Catholic Church within the context of ongoing debates about the nature of the Church, the dynamism of the ... More

The Construction of Gender in the New Testament  

Colleen M. Conway

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2014
This chapter begins with a brief overview of the theorists who have shaped gender analytical work on the New Testament, especially the application of gender theory in classical studies. It ... More

Contributions from Psychology  

Brendan Callaghan SJ

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Nov 2014
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Sep 2014
This chapter presents first a survey of some of the insights that have emerged from a number of theoretical approaches to psychological exploration, and situates them in their respective ... 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

Contributions from Sociology  

Marta Trzebiatowska

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Nov 2014
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May 2014
Sociologists are concerned with the way human behaviour is patterned. They look for plausible explanations of phenomena that strike them as important due to their objective prevalence in ... More

Diaspora and Rabbinic Judaism  

Catherine Hezser

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This article discusses how the study of the history, literature, and religious beliefs and practices of ancient Jews in the Land of Israel and the Diaspora provides the proper background ... More

Disabled People  

Deborah Beth Creamer

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Nov 2014
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Sep 2014
This chapter explores models of disability as they relate to sexuality and theology. It begins by examining moral assumptions that define people with disabilities as asexual or ... More

Doctrine and Sexuality  

Eugene F. Rogers Jr.

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Nov 2014
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May 2014
This essay will show how Christian doctrine can reinvigorate the theology of sexuality, now dominated by distinctively modern categories (e.g., the appeal to experience). Here traditional ... More

Ezekiel 1 and the Nation of Islam  

Michael Lieb

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Jan 2011
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May 2011
The first article of the Book of Ezekiel inaugurates one of the most profound events in Hebrew Scriptures. Extending well beyond the first article and reappearing later in the prophecy, ... 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

Feminist Theologies and the European Context  

Lisa Isherwood

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This chapter discusses three out of the many theologies in Europe addressing the question of globalization: indigenous theologies, and transcendence through developments in ecotheology and ... 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

Globalization the Second Wave of Colonization: Impacts on wahine Māori  

Tui Cadigan

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
Māori are the first nation people of Aotearoa New Zealand, a group of South West Pacific Islands. Colonized by the British Empire, Aotearoa came into being through an act consolidated by ... More

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