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The Need For An Augustinian Left, Scott Paeth Dec 2010

The Need For An Augustinian Left, Scott Paeth

Scott R. Paeth

No abstract provided.


"Breaking Bread, Making Peace", William Cavanaugh Dec 2010

"Breaking Bread, Making Peace", William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


The Clash Of Modernities: The Islamist Challenge To Jewish, Turkish, And Arab Nationalists, Khaldoun Samman Nov 2010

The Clash Of Modernities: The Islamist Challenge To Jewish, Turkish, And Arab Nationalists, Khaldoun Samman

Khaldoun Samman

Professor Samman’s latest book, Clash of Modernities: The Islamist Challenge to Jewish, Turkish and Arab Nationalism was released in December 2010. Samman challenges Eurocentric theorists who peddle the clash of civilization thesis by demonstrating that what in fact is clashing are not civilizational differences but rather a number of modernist discourses that are all trapped in a discursive tradition that has its origins in colonial modernity. This book argues that to understand the Middle East we must also understand how the West produced a temporal narrative of world history in which westerners placed themselves on top and all others ...


Thirty Years Of Growth And Change In A West African Independent Church - A Sociological Perspective, Rosalind Hackett Oct 2010

Thirty Years Of Growth And Change In A West African Independent Church - A Sociological Perspective, Rosalind Hackett

Rosalind I. J. Hackett

No abstract provided.


Thirty Years Of Growth And Change In A West African Independent Church - A Sociological Perspective, Rosalind Hackett Oct 2010

Thirty Years Of Growth And Change In A West African Independent Church - A Sociological Perspective, Rosalind Hackett

Rosalind I. J. Hackett

No abstract provided.


Marie Mason Transferred To A New Prison In Texas, Erik Davis Sep 2010

Marie Mason Transferred To A New Prison In Texas, Erik Davis

Erik W. Davis

Fellow Worker and Green Scare prisoner Marius Mason (at the time 'Marie') transferred to FMC Carswell in Texas.


"Christopher Hitchens And The Myth Of Religious Violence", William Cavanaugh Aug 2010

"Christopher Hitchens And The Myth Of Religious Violence", William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


Hannah Arendt And Augustine Of Hippo: On The Pleasure Of And Desire For Evil, Antonio Calcagno May 2010

Hannah Arendt And Augustine Of Hippo: On The Pleasure Of And Desire For Evil, Antonio Calcagno

Antonio Calcagno

Hannah Arendt wrote two volumes on thinking and willing in The Life of the Mind, but due to her untimely death her work devoted to judgement, especially political judgement, was never completed. We do, however, have a significant amount of writings on this theme as evidenced by her lectures on Kant’s Third Critique. Judgement and thinking are critical in order to prevent what Arendt calls the “banality of evil”. Drawing on Augustine and Arendt’s work on Augustine, this paper seeks to argue that another form of serious evil has its root in what Augustine calls the libido habendi ...


Iww Hosts Sweatshop Workers Tour Of U.S., Erik Davis May 2010

Iww Hosts Sweatshop Workers Tour Of U.S., Erik Davis

Erik W. Davis

No abstract provided.


Companion To The Catholic Enlightenment In Europe, Ulrich Lehner, Michael Printy Mar 2010

Companion To The Catholic Enlightenment In Europe, Ulrich Lehner, Michael Printy

Michael Printy

This book offers the first comprehensive overview of the Catholic Enlightenment in Europe. It surveys the diversity of views about the structure and nature of the movement, pointing toward the possibilities for further research. The volume presents a series of comprehensive treatments on the process and interpretation of Catholic Enlightenment in France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, the Holy Roman Empire, Malta, Italy and the Habsburg territories. An introductory overview explores the varied meanings of Catholic Enlightenment and situates them in a series of intellectual and social contexts. The topics covered in this book are crucial for a proper understanding of the ...


Introducing… Vittorio Hösle, Pamela Reeve, Antonio Calcagno Mar 2010

Introducing… Vittorio Hösle, Pamela Reeve, Antonio Calcagno

Antonio Calcagno

An interview conducted by Pamela J. Reeve (St. Augustine’s Seminary, Toronto School of Theology) and Antonio Calcagno (King’s University College at UWO, Editor of Symposium)


The Modernity Of Khomiakov, Paul Valliere Mar 2010

The Modernity Of Khomiakov, Paul Valliere

Paul Valliere

In the case of Khomiakov and the other Russian religious philosophers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, however, identifying the traditional element is a difficult task for a reason which becomes more obvious as one becomes better acquainted with their work: Khomiakov and the other Russian religious philosophers were not traditional thinkers.


Solov'Ëv And Schelling's Philosophy Of Revelation, Paul Valliere Mar 2010

Solov'Ëv And Schelling's Philosophy Of Revelation, Paul Valliere

Paul Valliere

The connection between Solov'ëv's philosophy of religion and Schelling's has long been recognized but is difficult to clarify for two reasons. The first is Solov'ëv's nonchalance about citing sources. The paucity of direct references to Schelling in the work of a philosopher who has been called 'the last and most outstanding Russian Schellingian' is quite astonishing. The second reason is the ambivalence toward Schelling in Russian religious philosophy.


Introduction To The Modern Orthodox Tradition, Paul Valliere Mar 2010

Introduction To The Modern Orthodox Tradition, Paul Valliere

Paul Valliere

In her study of the Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire, Joan Hussey begins with a caveat: "In the present state of our knowledge a book on the Byzantine Church must necessarily be in the nature of an interim report since much pioneer work remains to be done." The same must be said about the attempt to present the "teachings" of modern Orthodoxy concerning law, society, and politics.


"The Lady And The Wench" : A Practical Theodicy In Russian Literature., Paul Valliere Feb 2010

"The Lady And The Wench" : A Practical Theodicy In Russian Literature., Paul Valliere

Paul Valliere

In the study of religion, it is important to distinguish broadly between two forms of theodicy: theoretical and practical. Both forms address the fundamental concern of all theodicy, "the justice of God," but they do so in different contexts and for different purposes.


Haiti's Pact With The Devil? Some Haitians Believe This, Too., Bertin Louis Feb 2010

Haiti's Pact With The Devil? Some Haitians Believe This, Too., Bertin Louis

Bertin M. Louis Jr.

No abstract provided.


A Crisis Of Faith And Meaning: Understanding The Haiti Earthquake, Elizabeth Mcalister Jan 2010

A Crisis Of Faith And Meaning: Understanding The Haiti Earthquake, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

This radio segment explores how the three largest religious groups in Haiti, Catholics, Pentecostals, and practitioners of Vodou, are using their faith to interpret what happened. Hosted by Maureen Fiedler.


Perspectives On Haiti's Earthquake, Elizabeth Mcalister Jan 2010

Perspectives On Haiti's Earthquake, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

No abstract provided.


Haiti And The Push For Theological Questions, Paula Cooey Jan 2010

Haiti And The Push For Theological Questions, Paula Cooey

Paula Cooey, Retired

No abstract provided.


Why Does Haiti Suffer So Much?, Elizabeth Mcalister Jan 2010

Why Does Haiti Suffer So Much?, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

No abstract provided.


Vodou's View Of The Quake, Elizabeth Mcalister Jan 2010

Vodou's View Of The Quake, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

No abstract provided.


Devil's Logic: Behind Pat Robertson's Haitian Blame Game, Elizabeth Mcalister Jan 2010

Devil's Logic: Behind Pat Robertson's Haitian Blame Game, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

No abstract provided.


Secret Teachings Of Padmasambhava: Essential Instructions On Mastering The, Kennard Lipman Dec 2009

Secret Teachings Of Padmasambhava: Essential Instructions On Mastering The, Kennard Lipman

Kennard Lipman

No abstract provided.


Neither Seen Nor Heard: The Absent Child In The Study Of Religion, Paula Cooey Dec 2009

Neither Seen Nor Heard: The Absent Child In The Study Of Religion, Paula Cooey

Paula Cooey, Retired

No abstract provided.


Haiti And The Unseen World, Elizabeth Mcalister Dec 2009

Haiti And The Unseen World, Elizabeth Mcalister

Elizabeth McAlister

The religious imagery of Vodou points to the covert and often illegal world of deal making in the Haitian political and economic spheres.


Eruv And Establishment, Lorin Geitner Dec 2009

Eruv And Establishment, Lorin Geitner

Lorin C. Geitner

An examination of how the Orthodox Jewish practice known as an "eruv", based in Jewish religious law, can help illustrate the tension between the Establishment and Free Exercise clauses of the First Amendment.


Social And Cultural Boundaries In Pre-Modern Poland, Magda Teter, Adam Teller, Antony Polonsky Dec 2009

Social And Cultural Boundaries In Pre-Modern Poland, Magda Teter, Adam Teller, Antony Polonsky

Magda Teter

Boundaries—physical, political, social, religious, and cultural—were a key feature of life in medieval and early modern Poland, and this volume focuses on the ways in which these boundaries were respected, crossed, or otherwise negotiated. It throws new light on the contacts between Jews and Poles, including the vexed question of conversion and the tensions it aroused. The collected articles also discuss relations between the various elements of Jewish society—the wealthy and the poor, the educated and the uneducated, and the religious and the lay elites, considering too contacts between Jews in Poland and those in Germany and ...


Common Features In The Development Of Three World Religions, Lorin Geitner Dec 2009

Common Features In The Development Of Three World Religions, Lorin Geitner

Lorin C. Geitner

The religions of Manichaeism, Sikhism and Bahai share an unusual combination of traits: they are all inclusivist, syncretistic and universalizing. This paper compares the context of their creation to determine if there were any common social, political and historical pressures present at that time which would account for these similarities.


Biblioblogging Our Matrix: Exploring The Potential And Perplexities Of Academic Blogging, James Mcgrath Dec 2009

Biblioblogging Our Matrix: Exploring The Potential And Perplexities Of Academic Blogging, James Mcgrath

James F. McGrath

The phenomenon of "biblioblogging" has not only brought Biblical studies into close contact with popular new media and modes of communication, but also regularly brings the public and private, the peer-reviewed and the popular, into close proximity with one another. This article explores some of the reasons why an increasing number of academics in Biblical studies blog, as well as some of the ways in which blogging can serve the needs of the academy


Melania The Elder, Susanna Drake Dec 2009

Melania The Elder, Susanna Drake

Susanna Laing Drake

No abstract provided.