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  1.  31
    On the Logic of the Christian Trinity: Co-Inherence and the Nesting Relationships.Ioan BiriÈ™ - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (50):17-29.
    The present study intends to demonstrate that there is no logical-formal inconsistency in the Christian Trinity. However, the demonstration requires specific tools, other than those of classical logic. There are many older or newer attempts that try to remove the thesis of the inconsistency of the Christian Trinity. There is often a call for mathematical tools. As far as we are concerned, we will appeal to co -inherence and the nesting relationships specific to the Christian Trinity, as they appear especially (...)
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    Religious Studies in India. Banaras Hindu University: Religion and Universal Human Values.Clemens Cavallin & Ã…ke Sander - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (50):30-45.
    The lack of academic religious studies in India has several causes: the choice of the secular University of London as model for the first universities in India in 1857, the secular constitution, the secularist approach of the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, and the explosive relation between major faith traditions. However, with the waning of the Indian secularist framework and the continued power and influence of Hindutva ideology, there is a need to discuss different models for religious studies (...)
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    Light – Icon/Stained Glass – Illumination.Ioan Chirilă, Stelian Pașca-Tușa, Ioan Popa-Bota & Claudia-Cosmina Trif - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (50):96-108.
    God revealed to man during the history of his salvation in two ways: through word and through image. In other words, the divine message was addressed to the hearing and seeing of man. In the second case, revelation was achieved in a complete form. Man was part of a theophanic act, he was enveloped by the divine light and with the help of his spiritual eyes he was able to see, as much as it was permitted, God who is light. (...)
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    Social Capital Bridging Through Sociopolitical and Religious Referencing in Computer Mediated Communication. A Study Case of a Mediated Local Drama.Diana Cotrău & Alexandra Cotoc - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (50):109-124.
    The paper takes a Critical Discourse Analysis angle and joins Social Media Studies and Religious Studies perspectives of Computer Mediated Communication material to examine such strategies of online interpersonal communication as may foster civic solidarity on social networks sites over local incidents with national and international media coverage. Computer mediated discourse is often underpinned by ideological antagonism especially when tackling social, political, cultural and even religious issues. Our topic choice was occasioned by an infelicitous episode – a fire in a (...)
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  5.  18
    Our Daily Body and its Instrumental Role in Communication. Aurel Codoban’s Reading „Body as Language”.Sandu Frunza - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (50):140-156.
    As in religious traditions, the soul organizes entirely the human condition horizon; postmodern culture sets the body as the organizing centre of its sacralizing mechanisms. Some even speak about a cult and about ritual mechanisms having a religious charge. On the one hand, the body is attributed a symbolic dimension surfacing in the fight against the finite and life’s lack of meaning. On the other, turning the body into a centre of the existential universe triggers a better delineation of the (...)
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    Logical Thinking and Spiritual Projections in Ioan Biriş’s Philosophy.Florea Lucaci - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (50):125-139.
    The present study proposes a valorization of the work of professor and philosopher Ioan Biriş. The statistics of his books and studies, their distribution by areas of interest, and especially the ideas in his work confirm the need for philosophy in the Romanian cultural life. As a whole, his philosophical endeavor is based on the concept of totality. Thus in the Hegelian spirit, Ioan Biriş successfully convinces us that the logical may exceed the limits of formal exercise and become the (...)
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    A Paradigm Shift in the Catholic Church: Recognising Religious Freedom and Secular Autonomy.Mózes Nóda - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (50):63-78.
    This paper explores the shift in the position of the Catholic Church regarding religious freedom, in the context of the changing perspective on the relationship between Church and State. The Declaration Dignitatis humanae of Vatican II recognised religious freedom as a human right deriving from the dignity of the person. It reflected a significant change in perspective as it understood religious freedom as abidance by convictions held in conscience and as freedom from coercion. Both the State and the Church are (...)
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    On Horizontal Transcendence.Kã¡Roly Veress - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (50):46-62.
    Can the turn caused by the Protestant Reformation, which started 500 years ago, be understood in all its complexity without considering its hermeneutical aspects? Does the “actuality” of the Reformation, which addresses our present-day world, not manifest itself primarily as a hermeneutical actuality, or rather the actuality of hermeneutics? These are the questions motivating my investigation on the relationship between the hermeneutical turn of Martin Luther’s Reformation and the Schleiermacherian-Gadamerian turn of modern hermeneutics, respectively on the horizontal and the vertical (...)
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    Confucianism: The Question of Its Religiousness and Its Role in Constructing Chinese Secular Ideology.Keqian Xu & Guoming Wang - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (50):79-95.
    Whether Confucianism is a religion or not has been a controversial issue for many years. Recently, along with the “national revitalization” movement in China, Confucianism has been valued and advocated again in China at both official and civil levels. This trend sometimes has been perceived by some observers as a kind of religious revival movement. This paper analysis some key components in the thought of Confucius, such as his idea and attitude towards “Gods”, “Tian” and other divine or supernatural beings, (...)
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    Knowledge in the Historical Perspective of Coming-To-Be and Passing-Away.Erdoğan Yıldırım - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (50):3-16.
    Since the last decades of the 20th century the meaning and content of knowledge has dramatically changed. This necessitates adopting a historical perspective in ap­proa­ching the questions of knowledge. But so far all the efforts of putting knowledge in a historical perspective since Hegel’s historization of Spirit either suffer from the limitations of the presupposition of the One or fail to ground the historicity of knowledge on the history of coming-to-be and passing-away. Moving from Heidegger’s ‘history of Being’ toward the (...)
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    Adapting the Principles of Biomedical Ethics to Islamic Principles and Values in the Context of Public Health Policy.Forouzan Akrami, Abbas Karimi, Mahmoud Abbasi & Akbar Shahrivari - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (49):46-59.
    Public health ethics is a subfield of bioethics that focuses on population health. This study aims to conform the principles of biomedical ethics to Islamic values in the context of public health. It culturally helps to optimize health care delivery. The approach is based on the method of immanent critique. The principle of the common good in Islam has a rational justification to draw public interests and ward off harms. The rule of “no harm”, with an emphasis on the preferability (...)
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    Christ - Restorer of Human Eschatology.Claudia Chiorean - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (49):158-163.
    Review of Ioan Chirilă, Model, Chip, Sens, București: Editura Eikon, 2017.
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    Clash of Two Religions: Erosion of Indigenous System by Pentecostalism in the Shona People, Zimbabwe.Obediah Dodo - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (49):90-104.
    This desk analysis exposes conflicts that have been created by the coming of Christianity and how they may be resolved from an endogenous perspective within the Shona people in Zimbabwe. The analysis looked at archival material and reviewed some classical literature related to the clashes pitting the two religions. The analysis is influenced by two theories: Social Dominance and Clash of Civilizations. The two theories argue that in society, there are struggles for domination which lead to conflicts among belief systems. (...)
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    Christianity, Epistemic Peer Disagreement, and the Abortion Debate.Michael S. Jones & John B. Molinari Jr - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (49):32-45.
    The question of the morality of abortion has long been the subject of intense, sometimes acrimonious debate. Even people within the same religious or philosophical tradition often disagree on the issue. For example, there are Christians who are “pro- choice” and there are Christians who are “pro-life.” Both sides marshal biblical, theological, and philosophical arguments in support of their positions. The substance of the abortion debate seems to reduce to one tricky question: when does personhood begin? Christian experts in various (...)
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    Evolution of Islamic Radicalism During the 19th to 21st Centuries.Konstantin Kachan - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (49):105-119.
    This article is an overview of the evolution of Islamic radicalism during the 19 th - 21 st centuries. It demonstrates that nineteenth century Islamic radicalism is based on the ideas of pan-Islamism, whose main representatives are J. al-Din al-Afghani and M. Abduh. In turn, Islamic radicalism of the twentieth to twentyfirst centuries is based on the ideas of Islamic fundamentalism. Its main representatives are H. Al-Banna, S. Qutb, the Deoband movement, al-Maududi and R. Khomeyni. Pan-Islamic theories of the 19 (...)
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    Vampirism: A Secular, Visceral Religion of Paradoxical Aesthetics.Max Chia-Hung Lin & Paul Juinn Bing Tan - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (49):120-136.
    Vampire stories and folklores have originated from a range of sources; however, it is rather certain that the repulsive but attractive vampiric monster images in present popular culture are primarily derived from Anne Rice’s novel Interview with the Vampire. That being said, it was around the end of the eighteenth century that vampires first invaded the popular literary world, with literary vampires growing noticeably more powerful and perpetual than any of their monstrous predecessors in the years since the publication of (...)
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    Work as a Religious Value in Religious Zionism – Rabbi Chaim Hirschensohn as a Case Study.Amir Mashiach - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (49):60-74.
    Rabbi Chaim Hirschensohn was a religious Zionist thinker and one of the founders of the “Mizrachi” movement. The present article aims to trace his approach towards work: did he see work as a need, an obligation imposed upon the human being to sustain his household, or did he, perhaps, associate work with a religious value as an integral part of the theology which he steered by? The conclusion is that R. Hirschensohn's approach towards work is both a must for a (...)
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    Political Brand, Symbolic Construction and Public Image Communication.Iulia Medveschi & Sandu Frunza - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (49):137-152.
    A brand is a complex construction. In addition to its tangible and intangible dimensions, it implies an intrinsic relational dimension associated to any brand building process. The relational dimension is even more visible in the case of the political brand. The political brand brings with it a symbolic construction in which the experience of a diffuse form of sacredness is central, by the presence of the inadequate report specific to the manifestations related to the sacred representations. On the one hand, (...)
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    An Orthodox Perspective on Political Theology.Iuliu-Marius Morariu - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (49):153-157.
    Review of Kristina Stoeckl, Ingeborg Gabriel, Aristotle Papanikolau, eds., Political Theologies in Orthodox Christianity. Common Challenges – Divergent Positions,, Edinburgh: T&T Clark and Bloomberg, 2017.
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    Pope Benedict XVI: Democracy and Political Myths.Teodor-Valeriu Nedelea & Jean Nedelea - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (49):75-89.
    The present paper starts from the postulate that religion in general, and Christianity in particular, has had and continues to have a significant role in political debates and in the structuring of the public arena. Expounding – in the context of “God’s return” into the life of postsecular society – the vision of the famous theologian Joseph Ratzinger on democracy and its opponents, this paper also dwells on the manifestations of irrationality in secular religions. Finding its theoretical grounds in myths (...)
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    Abracadabra! Postmodern Therapeutic Methods: Language as a Neo-Magical Tool.Marianna Ruah-Midbar Shapiro - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (49):3-17.
    This paper argues that a new genre of therapy has appeared in the arena of contemporary spiritual alternative healing, which expresses an outlook never-before-seen in the history of medicine: postmodern therapy. Postmodern therapeutic methods express a popularization of postmodernist philosophy in regards to language’s role in the therapeutic process, expressing a novel cosmology. These methods are illustrated in the paper, and then analyzed in comparison to two other groups of methods: traditional/occult magic, and modern medicine. Finally, PTMs are characterized as (...)
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    The Physician Vs. The Halakhic Man: Theory and Practice in Maimonides's Attitude Towards Treating Gentiles.Abraham Ofir Shemesh - 2018 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 17 (49):18-31.
    Ancient Jewish law took a strict approach to medical relationships between Jews and non-Jews. Sages forbade Jews to provide non-Jews with medical services: to treat them, circumcise them, or deliver their babies, in order to refrain from helping pagan-idolatrous society. Such law created particularly severe social conflicts in cases of mixed societies based on joint systems. The current paper focuses on the attitude of Moses ben Maimon, a medieval Sephardic Jewish Rabbi towards providing medical service to gentiles. Following the classical (...)
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