Racing Toward Armageddon: The Three Great Religions and the

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Were one to include all 'non-religious' people in general, the numbers would nearly double... nonbelievers in God as a group come in fourth place after Christianity (2 billion), Islam (1.2 billion), and Hinduism (900 million) in terms of global ranking of commonly-held belief systems." The Mission Statement of Ursuline College underscores the importance of the total development of persons. The Protestant movement began to diverge into several distinct branches in the mid-to-late 16th century.

God in the White House: A History: How Faith Shaped the

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Possible areas of expertise and interest include religious leadership, faith-based community development, congregational studies, religion and health, faith development, and pastoral care and counseling. Rock Island, Illinois is one of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents. This is the underlying premise of Altemeyer and Hunsberger's (1997) main thesis – they found some interesting cases where just the opposite seemed to happen; secular people converted to religion and religious people became secular.

Tearing Apart the Land: Islam and Legitimacy in Southern

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David Miller; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Central States Synod, ELCA; Lenexa, KS Reverend Elizabeth Miller; Unitarian Universalist Association, UU Church of the Pennisula; Monterey, CA Rev. This course introduces students to the Hebrew Scriptures as history, story, and literature. The University especially seeks individuals who will contribute to both their chosen disciplines and the University's significant commitment to teacher preparation and general education.

Can we be Good without God? On the Political Meaning of

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The six-semester, 88.5-hour program structured around field education and the three curricula areas of the seminary: biblical literature, theological/historical studies, and practices of ministry. The First Amendment’s twin religious liberty clauses provide that, generally speaking, government must neither promote nor interfere with religion. As Thomas Paine said, "Toleration is not the opposite of intoleration, but is the counterfeit of it.

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism: (with the

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Michael Jackson Watts; American Baptist Church, Retired, Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists; Smithfield, NC Rev. In 2001 and 2002 I enquired at London Satanists meetings and found that only half identified themselves as a Satanist on the census. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching introductory and more specialized undergraduate courses in Islam, Qur’an, world religions, and interreligious courses (e.g., Christian-Muslim Dialogue, Muslim-Jewish Dialogue); will engage in an active scholarly program; and provide college and university service.

Abortion: A Rational Look at an Emotional Issue

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Forthcoming, 2013. “Shankara.” In Brill Encyclopedia of Hinduism, vol. 4, 388-396. The Scottish Reformation of 1560 decisively shaped the Church of Scotland. [38] The Reformation in Scotland culminated ecclesiastically in the establishment of a church along Reformed lines, and politically in the triumph of English influence over that of France. Overview of the Jewish oral tradition during the Rabbinic era.

Freedom and Religion in the Nineteenth Century (The Making

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To do this, we first need to examine the concept of the museum as well as the basic definition of the Bible. But as modernity emerged in the 19th century, nation-states came to possess the power and technologies of social control to increasingly subjugate and assimilate them into national hegemonic structures. Defendants maintain that plaintiffs don’t have science to support their claims and assert that plaintiffs have no standing to bring this matter before the world court because many of the specifics they cite (dislocation of cultural communities, drought, flooding) are based on future-harm, speculation and/or harm to others.

The Discipline of the Mountain: Dante's Purgatorio in a

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He suggests that those who experience the numinous experience a sense of dependency on something objective and external to themselves that is greater than themselves. RTS 3100 Contemplation & Compassion: A Course in Meditation Practice This is a course in which participants practice meditating. Many mosques also have separate areas for performing ritual ablution, and separate sections for women. Application Process: Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts (official copies required upon hire), and contact information for three professional references sent to facsearch@stu.edu in MS Word or Adobe PDF format only.

When Prayer Fails: Faith Healing, Children, and the Law

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“Changing Church-state Relations in Contemporary China: The Case of Wenzhou Diocese.” International Sociology 31(4): 489-507. “The Protestant Community and the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong.” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 16(3):380-395. (Coauthored with Ping Huang), ��Mediatization, Empowerment, and Sexual Inclusivity: Homosexual Protestant Activism in Contemporary China.�� Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion 6: 82-96. “Changing Church-state Relations in Contemporary China: A Case Study of the Cangzhou Diocese.” Journal of Church and State 57(2):243-267. (Coauthored with Zhidong Hao et al.), ��Catholicism and Its Civic Engagement: Case Studies of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong, Macau, Taipei, and Shanghai.�� Review of Religion and Chinese Society 1:48-77. (Coauthored with Wing-leung Law) "Public Prayer, Political Mobilization and Civic Participation: the Case of Protestantism in Hong Kong."

Unholy Silence: Covering Up the Sins of the Fathers

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Because having a religious identity might jeopardize your objectivity. We apply a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to illuminate the diversity of meanings, functions, and contexts of supernatural beings in American popular and folk cultures. Arizona State University wins the award for best technology support in a school offering an online bachelor’s degree in religious studies. First, we must emphasize natural inclusion.