For scholars of religion and others interested in the practice, pedagogy, history, and theory of religious studies.
This article reads Genesis 18-19 in the light of the principal of exchange at work in ancient religious belief concerning divine justice. Genesis 18.1-15 and 19.1-29, as examples of the well-worn tale of the divine visitor, are narrative expressions of confidence in a divine justice that rewards the kind and punishes the inhospitable. In the…[Read more]
Carlo Morelli deposited Homologous Ipseitic Metanoias of Saint Paul and Doctoral Learners: A Biblical Exegesis Comparing the Transformative Journeys of Saint Paul and Doctoral Researchers in the group Religious Studies on Humanities Commons 1 month ago
This article presents biblical exegesis and parallel synthetic thematic analysis comparing the transformative journeys of Saint Paul and doctoral researchers concluding the religious conversion of Saint Paul of Tarsus and the identity-transforming journey a student undergoes from burgeoning researcher to doctoral scholar represent parallel…[Read more]
Parvin Iʿtisami (1907–1941), the first important twentieth-century woman poet of Iran, was well versed in classical Persian poetry. Her knowledge of English language and education at the American school for girls as well as her father’s translations from foreign literature contributed to her appreciation of modern ideas, including women’s rights…[Read more]
Dr. Rakshit Madan Bagde deposited “An Evaluation of Dr. Ambedkar’s Economic Thought on Agriculture in the context of Globalization” in the group Religious Studies on Humanities Commons 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar: an eminent socio-economic thinker and epoch-maker shaped the economic destiny of India by introducing many tenets of the State Socialism into the Constitution of free India. He was a post-graduate of Columbia University (U.S.) and obtained his doctoral degree in economics from there in 1917 and D.Sc. degree in…[Read more]
Through offering an ethnography of a group of educated, middle-class women who “had been attending weekly Qur’an and classical poetry classes for years” (xii), the volume shows that poetry and prayer are companions in the cultural history of Iran. It attempts to answer the question, “What does this companionship mean for forms of religio…[Read more]
The Abbey of St. Gallen was the foremost centre for the study of the Etymologiae of Isidore of Seville in the Carolingian period. Not only can more than twenty early medieval manuscripts transmitting material from the Etymologiaebe associated with Carolingian St. Gallen, but its scriptorium also produced two scholarly redactions of Isidore’s e…[Read more]
Peter Matthews Wright started the topic CFP: Muslim Futurism 2021: Definitions, Explorations & Future Directions in the discussion Religious Studies on Humanities Commons 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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This paper examines the collaborative project to preserve and interpret Har Hasetim, the Gladwyne Jewish Memorial Cemetery. In fall 2015, Villanova University professor Craig Bailey approached the Friends of the Cemetery, an organization affiliated with the local Beth David Reform Congregation, about jointly restoring Har Hasetim. The ensuing…[Read more]
This chapter presents a comparative analysis of four Lebanese films in order to understand how they portray Muslim and Christian coexistence in midst of war.
This is the fifth episode of a five-part podcast series exploring the theology of prayer through a historic lens. The episode explores Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his theology of prayer through select excerpts from his work “Life Together”. The complete five-part series includes a theology of prayer in the works of: Saint Augustine, Saint Francis of…[Read more]
This is the fourth episode of a five-part podcast series exploring the theology of prayer through a historic lens. The episode explores Jonathan Edwards and his theology of prayer as seen in both an essay he authored as well as a sermon, “The Most High, A Prayer Hearing God” preached in 1735. The complete five-part series includes a theology of…[Read more]
This is the third episode of a five-part podcast series exploring the theology of prayer through a historic lens. The episode explores Martin Luther and his theology of prayer from select excerpts of his Large Catechism and Small Catechism. The complete five-part series includes a theology of prayer in the works of: Saint Augustine, Saint Francis…[Read more]
This is the second episode of a five-part podcast series exploring the theology of prayer through a historic lens. The episode explores Saint Francis of Assisi and includes his controversial “Prayer to Animals”, his “Creation Prayer”, as well as his own theological interpretation of The Lord’s Prayer. The complete five-part series includes a…[Read more]
This article explores the nature of remembering as a lake, with a lake, or through a lake; the differential relationships, knowledge, and perspectives contained within; and the potentially troubling implications found at the intersection of scientific and humanistic perspectives on lake being. It also reflects on the totalizing nature of assuming…[Read more]
This is the first episode of a five-part podcast series exploring the theology of prayer through a historic lens. The episode explores Saint Augustine’s work, known as “Letter 130” written in 412 A.D. to a Christian noblewoman on the subject of prayer. The complete five-part series includes a theology of prayer in the works of: Saint Augustine,…[Read more]
This chapter focuses on Ezekiel as a text, i.e., a collection of writings meant to be read again and again. As a text, it presents a range of ideas in dialogue with one another—and sometimes in tension—thus providing ample space for continual discussion and reinterpretation of its ideas among its original communities of readers in antiquity. Eze…[Read more]
Public talk for International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden University (February 24, 2021) https://youtu.be/77oz4tb8r0Y How did Hindu devotees come to worship an Indian goddess in the ‘Chinese Way?’ What was allegedly Chinese about these rituals and how is this related to the goddess’s Buddhist origins? When did Hindus start to think of Ch…[Read more]
Pakistan’s religious leaders, ulama, have been put under significant strain in relation to how to deal with questions about the political tensions and violence over the past decade flowing from the Taliban’s role in the conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The effects of this fraught environment on religious authority can be seen through the way…[Read more]
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