Theology and Pop Culture is currently seeking contributions for a potential edited volume of essays on theology from various faiths connected with protest music of various popular genres. Essays should be written for academics, but avoid jargon in order to be accessible for the layperson. Women and people of color are particularly encouraged to…[Read more]
Muhammad Akram deposited Islamic Culture and Western Civilization: The Prospects of Coexistence in the Thought of Alija Izetbegović in the group Religious Studies on Humanities Commons 2 days, 21 hours ago
Alija Ali Izetbegović (1925-2003) is one of the outstanding Muslim thinkers in recent history who have re-conceptualized the Islamic worldview and ethos in the context of the contemporary world on the one hand and critically reflected upon the modern Western civilization, on the other. Izetbegović conceives Islam as a system representing a m…[Read more]
The classical Muslim scholarly tradition produced an assortment of literature on different religions including a considerable number of descriptive studies, a phenomenon that leaves imposing questions. Most importantly, how a pre-modern civilization was able to generate a tradition of descriptive scholarship on different religions in the absence…[Read more]
Muhammad Akram deposited The Study of Religions in Premodern Muslim Civilization: Some Distinctions Concerning Its Disciplinary Status in the group Religious Studies on Humanities Commons 2 days, 21 hours ago
Scholars have made contesting claims about the nature and scale of works on religions by Muslim scholars before modern times. The present paper explores various primary and secondary sources, especially the classical bibliographical indexes that the scholarly tradition under scrutiny itself produced, and classifies these works into three types:…[Read more]
The Priestly or Aaronic Blessing contained in Numbers 6:22-27 is treasured by both Jewish and Christian communities. This commentary on the text and the context of the Blessing offers no radical exegesis. It is intended simply as guide to a few of the textual and interpretive issues embodied in this brief and ostensibly simple pericope.
John Mark R. Asio deposited Determinants of Work Productivity among Selected Tertiary Education Employees: A PreCOVID-19 Pandemic Analysis in the group Education and Pedagogy on Humanities Commons 1 week, 1 day ago
The work productivity of an individual is an organizational asset that can be equated to progress and success. It provides satisfaction to the employees, the organization, and other stakeholders. This study assessed the work productivity among selected employees from a tertiary education institution before COVID-19 pandemic. To accomplish this…[Read more]
Dima Hurlbut deposited “LDS Materials for the Study of Sub-Saharan Africa at L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Brigham Young University,” Working Papers in African Studies, no. 273 (2020): 1-4. in the group Religious Studies on Humanities Commons 1 week, 6 days ago
This is a working paper published in Working Papers in African Studies.
Dima Hurlbut deposited Review of Taylor G. Petrey, Tabernacles of Clay: Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism (Durham, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2020), Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 58, no. 4 in the group Religious Studies on Humanities Commons 1 week, 6 days ago
This is a book review published in Choice.
Dima Hurlbut deposited Review of P. Jane Hafen and Brenden W. Rensink (eds.), Essays on American Indian and Mormon History (Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press, 2019), Nova Religio 24, no. 2 in the group Religious Studies on Humanities Commons 1 week, 6 days ago
This is a book review published in Nova Religio.
Dima Hurlbut deposited Review of James H. Sweet, Recreating Africa: Culture, Kinship and Religion in the African-Portuguese World, 1441-1770 (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2003), Entremons: UPF Journal of World History 11 in the group Religious Studies on Humanities Commons 1 week, 6 days ago
This is a book review published in Entremons: UPF Journal of World History.
Dima Hurlbut deposited Review of Timothy R. Landry, Vodún: Secrecy and the Search for Divine Power (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018), African Studies Quarterly 19, no. 3 in the group Religious Studies on Humanities Commons 1 week, 6 days ago
This is a book review published in African Studies Quarterly.
Dima Hurlbut deposited Review of Lovemore Togarasei (ed.), Aspects of Pentecostal Christianity in Zimbabwe (New York, NY: Springer, 2018), Nova Religio 23, no. 4 in the group Religious Studies on Humanities Commons 1 week, 6 days ago
This is a review published in Nova Religio.
Dima Hurlbut deposited Review of Ebenezer Obadare, Pentecostal Republic: Religion and the Struggle for State Power in Nigeria (London, UK: Zed Books, 2018), Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 41, nos. 3-4 in the group Religious Studies on Humanities Commons 1 week, 6 days ago
This is a book review published in Pneuma.
Dima Hurlbut deposited Review of Charlotte Walker-Said, Faith, Power and Family: Christianity and Social Change in French Cameroon (Woodbridge, UK: James Currey, 2018), International Journal of African Historical Studies 52, no. 3 in the group Religious Studies on Humanities Commons 1 week, 6 days ago
This is book review published in the International Journal of African Historical Studies.
Dima Hurlbut deposited Review of Douglas Thomas and Temilola Alanamu (eds.), African Religions: Beliefs and Practices Through History (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2019), Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries 56, no. 11 in the group Religious Studies on Humanities Commons 1 week, 6 days ago
This is a book review published in Choice.
Queer theory’s standard origin story centers on Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and Teresa de Lauretis. This article proceeds down a less-traveled road, one yet to be explored in biblical studies. Like standard queer theory, this trajectory’s roots are also in French thought—not that of Foucault or Jacques Lacan, howev…[Read more]
This article employs two strategies to understand Paul’s dissatisfaction with the meal practice of the Corinthian assembly in 1 Corinthians 11:17-31. First, it uses a form of queer reading to interrogate the text for its assumptions about normativity and deviance. Second, it puts the Corinthian meals in conversation with modern queer potlucks a…[Read more]
While queer biblical translation aims to validate the presence of the LGBTQI community within Christianity, it is often viewed as violating the ethical standards of canonical biblical texts. This paper analyses the Queen James Bible as an activist, queer translation of the Bible that intersects with questions of ethics. Drawing on prefatory…[Read more]
In the Hebrew Bible, God epitomises an ideal hegemonic masculinity: sexless but reproductive, in control of his creation, and hypermasculine when engaging with his feminised followers. As such, the Gospel writers depict Jesus as the Son of God with this, as well as the masculine ideals of the Greco-Roman world, in mind. Ultimately, this causes a…[Read more]
Queering Jesus is a call to remember the danger of the story of Jesus. The primary aim of this article is to offer a comprehensive survey of the representation of queer Jesus. Building upon the deconstructive work of Johannes Baptist Metz and the notion of the dangerous memories of Jesus’s suffering and death (memoria passsionis), this article t…[Read more]
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