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What I saw in Castro's Cuba: Memories of an American priest

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Utilizes an ethnographic case study of a ‘progressive’ charismatic congregation in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 2007, to provide evidence that ‘pietism’ and ‘prosperity’ are not the only options for charismatic Christianity. Lang, Andrew (1898) 1900 The Making of Religion. 2d ed. In the alternative, the applicant may demonstrate a research project that would be furthered by the inclusion of Mormonism as an object of study. Total church membership reported in the 2012 Yearbook is 145,691,446 members, down 1.15 percent over 2011. 1.

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The New Pilgrims: How Immigrants are Renewing America's

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Memphis Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure track position in Church History to begin in the fall of 2015. The courts have also been clear about this - but, of course, here is where the conceptual waters become muddy. Submit a curriculum vitae, and a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests. However, throughout history there have been many times when people have been forced to join a religion by violence and threats.

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Impossible People: Christian Courage and the Struggle for

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Applications of this teaching in the areas of property and poverty in Canada and the world. Allen and Korean American Relations, 1884–1908. Approximately 50% of students who major in Religious Studies self identify as students of color. Suddenly we noticed that it was publishing series and individual volumes that demonstrated editorial initiative, the ability to produce attractive books, and the ambition to market and place them well. The position also requires a firm commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and the emerging field of Quaker Studies.

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Give Us Back Our Country: How to Make the Politicians

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Priority will be given to applications received by Feb. 9, 2015. Sociologists and political scientists have shown particular interest in measuring the ways in which religious affiliation has affected the voting patterns of the U. It is a leap of faith into the unknown, welcoming what may become of the encounter. Secularization is a varied term with multiple definitions and levels of meaning. No Christian or Jewish theologian alert to the radical theocentrism at the heart of theology can rest content with the fatal social view that religious convictions are purely "personal preferences" or "private options."

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The Legal And Constitutional Relationship Between Church And

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On February 5, Robert Orsi, the Grace Craddock Nagle Chair in Catholic Studies with appointments in the departments of Religious Studies and History at Northwestern University, spoke in the department on “The Problem of Presence in Modern Religion and Its Study,” which is the subject of his forthcoming book, History and Presence, which will appear later this month from Harvard University Press. Foremost among these were the five pillars of Islam, the essential religious duties required of every adult Muslim who is mentally able.

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Rendering unto Caesar: The Catholic Church and the State in

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They are smaller than religious groups usually listed as "major world religions.": Neo-Paganism is an umbrella term for modern revivals of ancient ethnic and magickal traditions. The next morning they go to the nearby plain of Arafat, where they stand from noon to sunset and perform a series of prayers and rituals. While Foucault acknowledges that power in modern societies can be negative, he also thinks that power in modern societies works more often by being positive—in the sense of empowering people, amplifying what they are capable of doing and being.

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God's Icebreaker: The Life and Adventures of Father Ted

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Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Theology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Historical Theology for academic year 2016-17. He joined the faculty of the Department of Religious Studies at Missouri State University in 1984 after teaching at Clemson University and Anderson College in South Carolina. HU Historical survey of major themes in Muslim theology and philosophy, from teachings of the Qur'an to contemporary Muslim thought.

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American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On

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And while Weber did not describe the same scenario for capitalism's demise as that later presented by Schumpeter, it was similarly based upon the impact of increasing bureaucracy and rationalism on the belief system in society. Lastly, and most obviously, you learn a lot in religious studies about the content of religions themselves. The Christian symbols that speak to those realities of negation -- cross, apocalyptic, sin, the demonic, the radically incomprehensible, the hidden and revealed God -- strike home to me today far more than they ever did before.

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The American Myth of Religious Freedom

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Exemptions from chapter; records of private schools ceasing operations. (a) This chapter shall not apply to any of the following schools nor to any person in regard to the operation of such schools, except for the conditions stated in this section: (1) Schools operated on a nonprofit basis offering only courses or programs of study in the performance of or preparation for the ministry of any established church, denomination, or religion.

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Fighting the Lamb's War: Skirmishes with the American Empire

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We will begin reviewing applications on Monday, May 31, 2016. Review of applications will begin immediately and must be received by November 3, 2014, in anticipation of interviews at AAR/SBL. Credentialing in the ECC Ordination in the ECC is a multi-step process, and requires advanced theological training. Some of the recent major examples are the United Protestant Church of France (2013) and the Protestant Church in the Netherlands (2004). Perspectives on Social Ontology and Social Cognition.

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