Butterflies, 2018 Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa
Butterflies, John C. Lyden
Journal of Religion & Film
This is a film review of Butterflies (2018), directed by Tolga Karacelik.
Locating Palestine’S Summer Residence: Mandate Tourism And National Identity, 2018 University of Denver
Locating Palestine’S Summer Residence: Mandate Tourism And National Identity, Andrea L. Stanton
Religious Studies Faculty Scholarship
The carving up of the Ottoman Levant into British and French Mandates after World War I introduced new realities for the inhabitants of the region. This article uses Lebanese tourism and the promotion of Lebanon as a tourist destination to Palestinians of all religious backgrounds as a case study to investigate the challenges and potentials of the new Mandate structures. Using Palestinian government archives and newspapers, it examines how Lebanon was marketed to Palestinian vacationers. It concludes by suggesting that tourism, with its mixture of private and government sector interests, serves as a key node for observing the messy process ...
Finding Lost & Found: Designer’S Notes From The Process Of Creating A Jewish Game For Learning, 2017 Rochester Institute of Technology
Finding Lost & Found: Designer’S Notes From The Process Of Creating A Jewish Game For Learning, Owen Gottlieb
This article provides context for and examines aspects of the design process of a game for learning. Lost & Found (2017a, 2017b) is a tabletop-to-mobile game series designed to teach medieval religious legal systems, beginning with Moses Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah (1180), a cornerstone work of Jewish legal rabbinic literature. Through design narratives, the article demonstrates the complex design decisions faced by the team as they balance the needs of player engagement with learning goals. In the process the designers confront challenges in developing winstates and in working with complex resource management. The article provides insight into the pathways the team found ...
Introduction: Jewish Gamevironments – Exploring Understanding With Playful Systems, 2017 Rochester Institute of Technology
Introduction: Jewish Gamevironments – Exploring Understanding With Playful Systems, Owen Gottlieb
The study of Judaism, Jewish civilizationi, and games is currently comprised of projects of a rather small set of game scholars. A sample of our work is included in this issue.
শরীয়া মাকাসিদের তাত্ত্বিক বিকাশ: একটি ঐতিহাসিক বিশ্লেষণ|The Theorization Of Maqasid Al-Shari’Ah : A Historical Analysis, Abu Talib Mohammad Monawer
Abu Talib Mohammad Monawer
The Dignity Of The Human Person: Catholic And Islamic Approaches To Human Rights, 2017 Spring Hill College
The Dignity Of The Human Person: Catholic And Islamic Approaches To Human Rights, Matthew Bagot
The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy
At the beginning of The Global Face of Public Faith, David Hollenbach, S.J., challenges the world’s religious communities to relate their distinctive visions of the good human life with the growing awareness that all persons are linked in a web of global interdependence. Hollenbach’s work is founded on an understanding of the common good that he discerns at Vatican II and calls “dialogic universalism.” It is universal because humans are sufficiently alike when it comes to the requirements for their respective goods; it is dialogic because cultural differences necessitate deep intellectual engagement across traditions if they are ...
A Request For Non-Voluntary Euthanasia In Bangladesh: A Moral Assessment, 2017 North South University
A Request For Non-Voluntary Euthanasia In Bangladesh: A Moral Assessment, Norman K. Swazo
Bioethics in Faith and Practice
Government authorities in Bangladesh recently were placed in an awkward and extraordinary position of having to make a presumably difficult decision: how to respond to a man’s request to have his two sons and grandson euthanized. This is an extraordinary request for a developing country’s health service authorities to consider, especially in the context of a Muslim-majority population where any appeal to the legitimacy of suicide (and, by extension, physician-assisted suicide) would be automatically rejected as contrary to Islamic moral and jurisprudential principles. Here the case is reviewed in the context of arguments that engage non-voluntary euthanasia and ...
The Great Misread: Life And Death In Islam And Its Relation To The West, 2017 Gettysburg College
The Great Misread: Life And Death In Islam And Its Relation To The West, John M. Zak
Details of death in the Islamic faith and how it is related to the two major monotheistic religions of the West, Judaism and Christianity.
Levels Of Media Consumption And Muslim Intolerance, 2017 Gettysburg College
Levels Of Media Consumption And Muslim Intolerance, Kathryn E. Cushman
Exploring the various factors that lead to Muslim intolerance, specifically the role of media consumption and the control variables of age and education levels
What All Americans Should Know About Women In The Muslim World: Clarifying Stereotypes About Muslim Women In Morocco, Alexandra M. Krain
What All Americans Should Know About Women in the Muslim World
The stereotypes about Muslims in Morocco as well as Morocco in general are widespread and often incorrect. The present paper combines both scholarly review and personal experience to clarify stereotypes about public space, work, education, and personal life, focusing specifically on women. Hopefully, this analysis will assist in educating the public about Muslims in Morocco and reveal the under-appreciated similarities between Moroccan and American women.
Religious And National Identity In My Name Is Khan (Hindi Translation), 2017 Florida State University
Religious And National Identity In My Name Is Khan (Hindi Translation), Kathleen M. Erndl
Journal of Religion & Film
The Bollywood film, My Name Is Khan (2010) is the story of an Indian Muslim man, Rizwan Khan, with Asberger’s Syndrome, living in the San Francisco area and married to an Indian Hindu woman, who, post 9/11, sets off on a journey across the United States to tell the President, “My name is Khan, and I’m not a terrorist.” Filmed in lush settings in both India and the U.S., this high-budget production was a blockbuster both in India and abroad. For director Karan Johar, known for his highly successful glossy romantic dramas, such as Kuch Kuch ...
Frontmatter, 2017 Rosemont College
Frontmatter, Paul B. Mojzes
Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe
Readers of OPREE are likely to consider different articles to be of importance to them and perhaps to the wider readership. Generally, I avoid trying to influence the readers as to the importance of the content of this publication as I rely on the intelligence and goodwill of the readers. In this issue, I am making an exception. Often I have heard friends in the USA and abroad complaining that so-called moderate Muslims do not publically condemn Islamist terrorism and do not provide alternative voices to the militants. From my extensive contacts with Muslims, I know this not to be ...
Invitation: A Declaration Of European Muslims, 2017 Al-Azhar University, Cairo
Invitation: A Declaration Of European Muslims, Mustafa Cerić
Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe
"The tragic events of September 11, 2001 in New York, March 11, 2004 in Madrid and July 7, 2005 in London leave no one indifferent. Of course, one should be aware of other attacks, such as in Riyadh in 1995, Dhahran in 1996, Nairobi and Dar es Salaam in 1998, Yemen in 2000, Bali in 2002, and Istanbul in 2003. The attacks in New York, Madrid, and London are the most disturbing to Islam-West relations however. Muslims around the world, especially, have been shocked by the fact that the perpetrators of these terrorist attacks claimed to have acted in the ...
Interpretations Of Jesus And The Virgin Mary In The Quran And The Bible: A Possible Contribution To Muslim-Christian Cooperation?, 2017 College of Saint Benedict / Saint John's University
Interpretations Of Jesus And The Virgin Mary In The Quran And The Bible: A Possible Contribution To Muslim-Christian Cooperation?, Jon Armajani
The Journal of Social Encounters
This essay explores Muslim and Christian understandings of Jesus and his mother Mary, which may provide a basis for possible cooperation between the two religious communities. The similarities and differences in views are discussed, with an understanding that there are differences in views not only between but also within the two religious communities. The essay concludes with a discussion of seven types of interreligious dialogue as articulated by Sallie B. King, and how they apply to Muslim-Christian dialogue related to Jesus and Mary.
Amici Curiae Brief Of Scholars Of Mormon History & Law In Support Of Neither Party, 2017 William & Mary Law School
Amici Curiae Brief Of Scholars Of Mormon History & Law In Support Of Neither Party, Anna-Rose Mathieson, Nathan B. Oman
No abstract provided.
A Fractured Family And Its Heirs: Seljuq Power And The “Sunni Revival” In The Middle East, 1000-1200 Ce, Elijah Sloat
History Summer Fellows
The Seljuq Turks were a group of nomadic warriors who converted to Sunni Islam by the end of the tenth century. Over the course of the next half century the Seljuqs conquered the majority of what we now call the Middle East. One Seljuq dynasty in particular, known to historians as the Great Seljuqs, positioned themselves as the dominant political power in the region as well as champions of Sunni Islam. Scholars refer to this period of Seljuq control as the “Sunni Revival” and debate heavily whether Seljuq political and religious practices were the cause of this “Revival,” as well ...
Impact Of Islamophobia On Post-Secondary Muslim Students Attending Ontario Universities, 2017 The University of Western Ontario
Impact Of Islamophobia On Post-Secondary Muslim Students Attending Ontario Universities, Hassina Alizai
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
This study investigated the experiences of Muslim Canadian students attending institutions of higher education in the context of increasing Islamophobia. This study utilized qualitative case study methodology to investigate the following questions: (1) What are the experiences of Muslim Canadians attending institutions of higher education in the current context of Islamophobia? (2) How is the rising anti-Muslim sentiment impacting the academic performance of Muslim students? (3) How do Muslim students negotiate or navigate their identities subsequent to recent national and international tragic events (e.g. Paris Attacks, San Bernardino and other terrorist atrocities)? The students’ responses resulted in three major ...
Reading Babur's Dreams: Religiosity And Kingship In Sixteenth Century South And Central Asia, Henry D. Brill, Nurten Kilic-Schubel, Vernon Schubel
Kenyon Summer Scholars Program
No abstract provided.
Differentiating Averroes’ Accounts Of The Metaphysics Of Human Epistemology In His Middle And Long Commentaries On Aristotle’S De Anima, Caleb H A Brown
Montview Liberty University Journal of Undergraduate Research
Averroes (an Islamic Andalusian philosopher in the 12th century) discusses the metaphysics of human epistemology extensively, and his socio-religious context sheds light on this discussion. Several of his works, most prominently his three commentaries on Aristotle’s De Anima, attempt to explain how finite, particular minds interact with universal, eternal intelligibles. Current scholarship focuses on the two longer commentaries, the Middle Commentary and the Long Commentary, but there is no consensus regarding which of these presents Averroes’ final articulation of the metaphysics of human epistemology. Those who maintain that Averroes wrote the Middle Commentary last tend to minimize the ...
The End Of A Nation: Warithuddin Muhammad And Muslim Identity In The Nation Of Islam, 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The End Of A Nation: Warithuddin Muhammad And Muslim Identity In The Nation Of Islam, Derek R. Galyon
Pursuit - The Journal of Undergraduate Research at the University of Tennessee
Warithuddin Muhammad’s tenure as the leader of the Nation of Islam (NOI) saw the attempted implementation of universalist doctrine that differed significantly from the particularism practiced by the movement’s founding prophet, Elijah Muhammad. Despite an apparent desire to distance the movement from Elijah Muhammad’s teachings of the intrinsic link between Blackness and Islam, race remained important for both Warithuddin and his followers. By partially embracing universalist interpretations that purported to view each race as inherently equal from an Islamic viewpoint, Warithuddin could easily be characterized as having tried to “deracialize” the Nation of Islam. With this shift ...