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Memoirs Of A Public Intellectual, Chandan Gowda Dec 2004

Memoirs Of A Public Intellectual, Chandan Gowda

Chandan Gowda

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Church Activities And Socialization On African-American Religious Commitment, Peter Wielhouwer Aug 2004

The Impact Of Church Activities And Socialization On African-American Religious Commitment, Peter Wielhouwer

Peter W. Wielhouwer

Objective. This article examines religious commitment (church involvement, private devotionalism, and religious salience) among African Americans as a function of being served by a religious congregation, perception of the historical role of the church in relation to the group, and religious and racial socialization. Methods. Drawing on traditional Christian expectations of the church, hypotheses are tested using the 1979–1980 National Survey of Black Americans. Three alternative models are tested that explicitly compare the effects of church activities with conventional socialization and demographic models of religious commitment. Results. The results show that the church's fulfillment of its normative roles ...


Tibetan Buddhism In Northern California, Michele Gibney May 2004

Tibetan Buddhism In Northern California, Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

When the Dalai Lama was forced to flee Tibet before a Chinese invasion force in the 1950’s, Tibet became an icon in the eyes of the West as an underdog; albeit an incredibly spiritual and exotic one. Due to a dwindling of the religious followers and resources within the community of Tibet in exile, Tibetan Buddhists ventured out from their self-imposed isolation to spread the teachings to any who would listen, (Coleman, 2001, 72). Buddhism, already a source of fascination in America due to the Beat poets and Zen Buddhism, became a craze between the years 1960-1997, (ibid, 103 ...


Obituary Thakor Shah By Amar Jesani & Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel May 2004

Obituary Thakor Shah By Amar Jesani & Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

At a time when the nation needs people who could keep alive the secular conscience of Gujarat, the passing away of Thakor Shah on April 10, 2004 in Vadodara due to massive heart attack has come as a big jolt. He died while participating in the meeting of the network of social movements in Gujarat. Of the 76 years he lived, he spent over 60 years in public life, making personal sacrifices, fearlessly withstanding all attacks – physical and political – in his incessant struggle for organising working masses for their rights and justice. His life was a political journey in search ...


Hidden Spheres Of Politics, Chandan Gowda Apr 2004

Hidden Spheres Of Politics, Chandan Gowda

Chandan Gowda

No abstract provided.


Adult Children Of Divorce -- Some Counselling Considerations, Alan A. Mackenzie Mar 2004

Adult Children Of Divorce -- Some Counselling Considerations, Alan A. Mackenzie

Alan A MacKENZIE

This paper explores the most salient issues concerning counselling adult children of divorce -- and synthesizes the findings from articles and recent books addressing the efficacy of specific counselling interventions. Other relevant aspects like special considerations that require unique interventions are also mentioned. Both Christian and secular modalities are examined.


Endure To The End - Mixed Choir, Keith Rowley Jan 2004

Endure To The End - Mixed Choir, Keith Rowley

Keith D Rowley

Anthem for SATB choir, tenor solo, congregation and piano with words from 2 Nephi 31:15,16&20. Also incorporates the hymn "Press Forward Saints" with words by Marvin K. Gardner, and music by Vanja Y. Watkins.


Living On Borderlines: Islam Beyond The Clash And Dialogue Of Civilizations, Muqtedar Khan Jan 2004

Living On Borderlines: Islam Beyond The Clash And Dialogue Of Civilizations, Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

The Book chapter discusses how Muslims in America are living on the borderlines of two civilizations.


Zombie Slayers In A "Hidden Valley" (Sbas-Yul): Sacred Geography And Political Organisation In The Nepal-Tibet Borderland, Francis Khek Gee Lim Jan 2004

Zombie Slayers In A "Hidden Valley" (Sbas-Yul): Sacred Geography And Political Organisation In The Nepal-Tibet Borderland, Francis Khek Gee Lim

Francis Khek Gee Lim

No abstract provided.


Rosenzweig's Messianic Aesthetics, Jules Simon Jan 2004

Rosenzweig's Messianic Aesthetics, Jules Simon

Jules Simon

No abstract provided.


Who Will Watch The Watchdogs?: International Human Rights Nongovernmental Organizations And The Case For Regulation, Robert Blitt Dec 2003

Who Will Watch The Watchdogs?: International Human Rights Nongovernmental Organizations And The Case For Regulation, Robert Blitt

Robert C. Blitt

Human rights nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have become a fixture within the international system and a driving force for creating and enforcing human rights norms at international law. This essay examines the growth of human rights NGOs and argues that the industry is in urgent need of formal regulation. After assessing the failure of informal market controls for ensuring accountability within the human rights NGO sector, this paper applies a law and economics consumer protection model to underscore the need for more formal regulation. However, rather than advance a case for government intervention, this paper proposes that human rights NGOs themselves ...


European Missionaries And The Development Of Tswana Identity, Stephen Volz Dec 2003

European Missionaries And The Development Of Tswana Identity, Stephen Volz

Stephen Volz

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"Preface", Michael Budde Dec 2003

"Preface", Michael Budde

Michael Budde

No abstract provided.


Conflicting Allegiances: The Church Based University Within A Liberal Democratic Society, Michael Budde Dec 2003

Conflicting Allegiances: The Church Based University Within A Liberal Democratic Society, Michael Budde

Michael Budde

Michael L. Budde and John Wright's (editors) Conflicting Allegiances: The Church-Based University in a Liberal Democratic Society is the result of a conference of Christian scholars held in March 2002 at Point Loma Nazarene University (CA). At the request of Point Loma professor John Wright, Christian scholars from various traditions, academic institutions, and disciplines met on the Point Loma campus to discuss the relationship the Church shares with Christian institutions of higher education. Several scholars who contributed essays to this volume are members of the Ekklesia Project-a group seeking to invite "all Christians and churches to reclaim their vocation ...


"Selling America, Restricting The Church", Michael Budde Dec 2003

"Selling America, Restricting The Church", Michael Budde

Michael Budde

No abstract provided.


"Assessing What Doesn't Exist: Reflections On The Impact Of An Ecclesially Based University", Michael Budde Dec 2003

"Assessing What Doesn't Exist: Reflections On The Impact Of An Ecclesially Based University", Michael Budde

Michael Budde

No abstract provided.


"God Is Not A Capitalist", Michael Budde Dec 2003

"God Is Not A Capitalist", Michael Budde

Michael Budde

No abstract provided.


Foreword, Peter Gottschalk Dec 2003

Foreword, Peter Gottschalk

Peter Gottschalk

No abstract provided.


Ethics In A Time Of Crises, David A. Bainbridge Dec 2003

Ethics In A Time Of Crises, David A. Bainbridge

David A Bainbridge

Global crises reveal the weakness of our current ethical construct. A more inclusive ethical framework is needed to encourage and support sustainable development and management of resources and restoration of damaged ecosystems.


Evolving Hinduism: Comparing The Bhagavad Gītā, Michele Gibney Dec 2003

Evolving Hinduism: Comparing The Bhagavad Gītā, Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

Hinduism was a semi-fluid belief system in the medieval period of India. At first it was built around the Brahmin class who were the priests that had the ritual authority to perform elaborate sacrifices for the other three caste levels. There was also then the canon of Vedic literature, one aspect of which was the Upanişads. The Upanişads preached a solitary, hermit-like existence which emphasized meditation. This produced a strong ascetic body, but did not contribute to the continuation of society as a whole. The Upanişads themselves were a reaction to the earlier traditions of priestly worship and predominance of ...