• The Light Yoke

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    The result is a permanent posture of defense. (“Nothing true can be said about God from the posture of defense,” says a character in one of Marilynne Robinson ’s novels.) To justify its place in the university, religious studies often errs on the side of more-academic-than-thou, always wary of being perceived as some kind of front-group for a sectarian cause out there in the world. Ideally, they should be required, as part of their certification, to take at least one course in relating religion to their subject ("Religion and American History," "Religion and Economics," "Religion and Sexuality," etc).
  • Religion in Public and Private Life (Routledge Revivals)

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    Slightly more, 60%, could name the sacred book used by Muslims: the Qur'an. The Nicene Creed - The congregation stand and recite it together. In this way parents know what is happening in the school and are given the opportunity to keep their children out of activities they may find objectionable. This specialization has been designed to be in sync with the BC provincial government framework standards as well as the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care certification requirements.
  • Faith on Trial: Communities of Faith, the First Amendment,

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    Others use the degree as a foundation for a career in business, health care, law or journalism. Prerequisites: COR 1 or equivalent; W, and T tags. I completed my application late January, but there is nothing here about when review begins or when notifications would be made. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems. Albright College's religious studies department serves our majors but also contributes to the General Education program.
  • Healing for a Broken World: Christian Perspectives on Public

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    Reports, though meager, of personality characteristics and of environmental characteristics associated with such participation suggest the existence of a general trancelike, regressive “ego constriction” that produces greater expression of impulses and greater responsiveness to suggestion and social influence. [SeeHypnosis; Hysteria; Persuasion; Suggestion.] Finally, the relation between religion and ethnocentrism has stimulated further attention to defining cognitive variables and especially to making the distinction (e.g., Rokeach 1960) between the content characteristics of a belief or attitude and the content-free or structural characteristics of the style, such as the openness or the dogmatism with which it is held.
  • The Agenda: The homosexual plan to change America

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    In a ComRes/Accord poll from November 2012, 73% of respondents agreed (and 50% strongly agreed) that ‘state funded schools, including state funded faith schools, should not be allowed to select or discriminate against prospective pupils on religious grounds in their admissions policy’. In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.
  • Saint Augustine of Hippo: An Intellectual Biography

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    Beattie, "Twenty Years in a Unitarian Pulpit," p. 5. 64. Arizona State University wins the award for best new student orientation in a school offering an online bachelor’s degree in religious studies. And again: "It is inhuman that political authority should assume totalitarian or dictatorial forms which do injury to the rights of the person or of associations" (n. 75). Students work 5 hours a week in religious institutions; complete individualized group readings; write on individual assignments; discuss group readings in context of group experiences. [1,2,3,4] REL 4943 Independent Study on Sephardic Jewry (1-6).
  • Why Tolerate Religion?

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    Puritanism in this sense was founded by some of the returning clergy exiled under Mary I shortly after the accession of Elizabeth I of England in 1558, as an activist movement within the Church of England. Al Mahdi expressed his opinion that all Islamic jurists agree on the prohibition of any construction over a tomb, but recommended not destroying the mausoleums so as to maintain relations between the population and the occupying groups. Explores issues within contemporary Christian theology that cut across denominational lines such as: the nature and existence of God; secularization, relativism, and humanism; the authority of the Bible; attitudes toward other religions; the moral integrity of Christianity; and the purpose of human existence.
  • The Ideological Struggle for Pakistan (Hoover Institution

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    Through careful exploration of their histories and contemporary practice, the class will attempt general comparisons between the religion as well as the critical review of comparative methods employed. (same as ANTHRO 8157 and ENGLSH 8700 ). Latino Catholics and Jews have shifted to the left, becoming strongly affiliated with the Democratic Party, although this finding must be viewed with caution due to the small number of relevant cases in the survey. A complete application consists of (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) three letters of recommendation, (4) unofficial graduate transcripts, (5) article-length writing sample, and (6) evidence of teaching effectiveness (may include teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, syllabi, and/or course proposals).
  • God's Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right

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    Meanwhile, Islam—second in number of adherents to Christianity with perhaps a billion and a half followers—maintains its primary geographical association with southwestern Asia and southeastern Europe. Tylor believed that the idea of a soul was used to explain more and more remote and hitherto inexplicable natural occurrences, until virtually every tree and rock was haunted by some sort of gossamer presence. A complete application will contain a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, names and email addresses of three references and evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • A Letter Concerning Toleration and Other Writings (The

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    Vodu and Orisha defy syncretism as a valid concept for explaining the creativity of ritual life because it fails to account for the historicity, the religious imagination, or the cultural context of these forms. For applicants whose background in Religious Studies is weak (fewer than 15 hours of undergraduate course work in Religious Studies), but who have a strong undergraduate record and good GRE scores: you may receive an acceptance letter that stipulates deficiencies to be met (deficiencies can be met by taking undergraduate courses in the first year of the program in addition to the regular M.