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).

Pages: 107

Publisher: Keyline Designs (April 17, 2012)

ISBN: B0083QAS64

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Now as a visiting position, this Chair allows Chapman students the unique opportunity to take courses with leading biblical scholars from around the world. Philosophy is the critical study of the intellectual foundations of virtually every area of human thought and action Religious Liberty and Human Rights in Nations and in Religions. Something like lying can never be ethical because it cannot be universalized–even if it actually results in good. One’s duty is to, through one’s own good will, act according to the categorical imperative at all times. For our purposes here, it’s important to note that this results in a disinterested morality–a morality that does not evaluate the conditions of particular cases epub. Thomas Cranmer, one of the most influential figures in shaping Anglican theology and self-identity epub. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, for instance, reveals aspects of popular medieval Christianity, while Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory depicts the political repression of Catholicism in modern Mexico through the tale of an alcoholic priest. For more suggestions on treating religious sources as literary texts, refer to our handouts on writing about literature and poetry explications A Matter of Faith: Religion in the 2004 Presidential Election.

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