American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical

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Theology in all its forms is finally nothing else but the attempt to reflect deliberately and critically upon that reality. Writing effectively in religious studies depends on vocabulary. An example of a functionalist approach is understanding the dietary restrictions contained in the Pentateuch as having the function of promoting health or providing social identity (i.e. a sense of belonging though common practice).

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Sex, Swords & Scripture

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This is a 50/50 shared position between the two departments. OldBeliever.de offers considerable information about rites, practices, and history, written in a very simple and accessible format. Suffering is eliminated only by abolishing desire. The successful candidate will have an active research program in contemporary North American Christianity in global and comparative context and teach introductory level courses, courses in anthropological theory and ethnographic method, and upper division courses in the candidate's areas of expertise.

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Under God: George Washington and the Question of Church and

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A 2013 YouGov poll found that the percentage of the population wanting an outright ban on abortion had declined from 12% in 2005, to 7% in 2013. The relationship of religion to other societal, cultural, and political activity means that the study of religion informs the understanding of all human activity. University of the Incarnate Word, 2006. “Education and Engagement: Striving for Success,” in Education and Engagement: Theory and Practice.

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Christian Faith and Public Policy: No Grounds for Divorce

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As the Decree on Ecumenism says, and as all convinced Christian believers agree: "Nothing is so foreign to the spirit of ecumenism as a false irenicism which harms the purity of Catholic doctrine and obscures its assured genuine meaning" (n. 11). Applicants should submit an application cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), and three letters of reference through Interfolio via the following URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/30450 For full consideration, materials must be received by October 1, 2015.

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A Gramscian Analysis of the Role of Religion in Politics:

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Chapter 2 in Cognitive Linguistic Explorations in Biblical Studies. Bach and Arvo Pärt and enjoys the novels of Jane Austen, Marilynne Robinson, Jhumpa Lahiri,Zadie Smith, and Kate Atkinson. Preferred candidates have earned doctorate and teaching experience. Stem-cell research veto leaves many questions. We want foreign service officers to know how to work effectively with local religious individuals and groups. The relationship between religious activities and cigarette smoking in older adults.

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Cultural Revolution in Iran: Contemporary Popular Culture in

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Weber’s ideas on the non-Western religions have been applied much more sporadically (see the incomplete review in Bellah 1963), but as the comparative horizon of the sociology of religion widens, these ideas seem likely to attract more attention. In churches, graduates of religious studies programs may become pastors and ministers, assistant pastors, youth or children’s pastors, worship leaders or music directors, pastoral care staff, or church administrators. The successful candidate should be willing to undertake outreach activities and to communicate academic research to the general public.

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The Presumption of Innocence in Canonical Trials of Clerics

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This capacity is in the form of our ability to reason. Applications must include a cover letter, descriptions and/or syllabi of the courses you would be prepared to offer, a CV, and a statement of up to 1,500 words describing your research interests. Many of the leading court cases that provide current guidelines for the practice of religion in American prisons were decided during the 1960's and 1970's. Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum.

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We Gather Together: The Religious Right and the Problem of

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The narrowness of this view was probably necessary, but it was also regrettable. Of the 18,192 people who participated, 48% agreed ‘religion provides the common values and ethical foundations that diverse societies need to thrive in the 21st Century’. We see it in Jefferson the scientist, Jefferson the educator, Jefferson the statesman -- all facets of the multifaceted genius. May be more opportunities for specific ministries in urban areas and large religious institutions.

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European Muslims and the Secular State

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In addition to expertise in the Catholic tradition, the successful applicant should have a record of scholarly activity, including publications and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level. Duties and Responsibilities: Ennis fellows teach three courses of the Augustine and Culture Seminar each semester. No religious or irreligious beliefs are required in such study. Finally, let me make it clear that these definitions are simply working definitions for the purposes of making this list.

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Getting Over Equality: A Critical Diagnosis of Religious

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There is no need to enroll in any confraternity to wear the green scapular, however it should be blessed by a priest. For instance, Marx's definition of religion serves his ideology of revolution that would create a nonreligious communist state, and Gandhi's definition serves his interest of bringing together Hindus, Muslims, and other religions to create a unified, independent India. Methodologies are hermeneutics, or interpretive models, that provide a structure for the analysis of religious phenomena.

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