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Review: 'Anabaptist World Usa', William Trollinger Oct 2015

Review: 'Anabaptist World Usa', William Trollinger

Bill Trollinger

No abstract provided.


Compte Rendu De _Worlds Without End_, Thibault Meyer Sep 2015

Compte Rendu De _Worlds Without End_, Thibault Meyer

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


The Optional Ramadan Fast: Debating Q. 2.184 In The Early Turkish Republic, Brett Wilson Dec 2014

The Optional Ramadan Fast: Debating Q. 2.184 In The Early Turkish Republic, Brett Wilson

Brett Wilson

No abstract provided.


Review: Worlds Without End: The Many Lives Of The Multiverse, Patrick Blanchfield Oct 2014

Review: Worlds Without End: The Many Lives Of The Multiverse, Patrick Blanchfield

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


The Multiverse In A Flat Circle: Review Of Worlds Without End, Jared Keller May 2014

The Multiverse In A Flat Circle: Review Of Worlds Without End, Jared Keller

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

No abstract provided.


Translating The Qur'an In An Age Of Nationalism: Print Culture And Modern Islam In Turkey, Oxford University Press, Brett Wilson Dec 2013

Translating The Qur'an In An Age Of Nationalism: Print Culture And Modern Islam In Turkey, Oxford University Press, Brett Wilson

Brett Wilson

No abstract provided.


Religion And Geopolitics In The New World, Elizabeth Dillon Oct 2013

Religion And Geopolitics In The New World, Elizabeth Dillon

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon

No abstract provided.


Review, The Spirits And The Law: Vodou And Power In Haiti, Gina Ulysse Jun 2013

Review, The Spirits And The Law: Vodou And Power In Haiti, Gina Ulysse

Gina Athena Ulysse

Book review, Kate Ramsey, The Spirits and The Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti (UChicago 2011).


Review Of Llamado A La Misión Pacífica: La Dimensión Religiosa De La Libertad En Bartolomé De Las Casas By Ramón Valdivia Giménez, Rev. David Orique, O.P. Mar 2013

Review Of Llamado A La Misión Pacífica: La Dimensión Religiosa De La Libertad En Bartolomé De Las Casas By Ramón Valdivia Giménez, Rev. David Orique, O.P.

Rev. David T. Orique, O.P.

The article reviews the book Llamado a la misión pacífica: la dimensión religiosa de la libertad en Bartolomé de las Casas by Ramón Valdivia Giménez.


Deeply Within: Catholicism, Faith And History, Nick Salvatore Mar 2013

Deeply Within: Catholicism, Faith And History, Nick Salvatore

Nick Salvatore

[Excerpt] In the decade I spent living with Gene Debs, I thought much about faith's relation to intellect, especially in the political realm. It was not just that a socialist in capitalist America needed faith but rather that Debs's very vision of America's promise was itself a profound act of faith. But with the exception of the last chapter, which I titled, "A Species of Purging," following a phrase in one of Debs's prison letters, overt discussion of any religious sensibility was largely sotto voce, echoes of a private dialogue with myself. Pleased as I was ...


To The Jew First: A Socio-Historical And Biblical-Theological Analysis Of The Pauline Teaching Of `Election' In Light Of Second Temple Jewish Patterns Of Thought, Anthony Thornhill Dec 2012

To The Jew First: A Socio-Historical And Biblical-Theological Analysis Of The Pauline Teaching Of `Election' In Light Of Second Temple Jewish Patterns Of Thought, Anthony Thornhill

A. Chadwick Thornhill

Paul's "doctrine" of election has remained a controversial and enigmatic topic for centuries. Few studies, however, have approached Paul's doctrine through the context of Second Temple Judaism. This study examines Paul's view of election through the lens of Second Temple Jewish texts written prior to 70 CE. In doing so, it is argued that the best framework through which to view Paul's discussion of election is through a primarily corporate model of election. While such a model is rooted in Judaism, Paul departs from his Jewish contemporaries in arguing that the locus of election is in ...


“Africa’S Place In World Christianity: Towards A Theology Of Inter-Cultural Friendship”, Stan Chu Ilo Dec 2012

“Africa’S Place In World Christianity: Towards A Theology Of Inter-Cultural Friendship”, Stan Chu Ilo

Stan Chu Ilo

No abstract provided.


Freud's Dream Of Interpretation, Ken Frieden Sep 2012

Freud's Dream Of Interpretation, Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

Frieden explores methods of dream interpretation in the Bible, the Talmud, and in the writings of Sugmund Freud, and brings to light Freud's Troubled relationship to his Judaic forerunners. This book reveals unfamiliar associations in intellectual history and challenges received ideas in biblical, Talmudic, and Freudian scholarship.


A Healthy Mania For The Macabre, Stephen Asma Aug 2012

A Healthy Mania For The Macabre, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

The article discusses the fascination with death in art in response to several exhibits which display preserved human bodies, such as the "Body Worlds" traveling exhibit which features human bodies preserved with silicon after an acetone bath, a technique discovered by medical scientist Gunther von Hagens. The author looks at human curiosity with morbidity and artists such as Damien Hirst that use it as the focus of their work. Topics include comments by Richard Harris, creator of "Morbid Curiosity" exhibition in Chicago, Illinois, art historian Paul Koudounaris, and the beauty of death and morbidity according to New York artist and ...


“The Second African Synod And The Challenges Of Reconciliation, Justice, And Peace In Africa’S Social Context: A Missionary Theological Praxis Of Reconciliation—Part 2", Stan Chu Ilo Jun 2012

“The Second African Synod And The Challenges Of Reconciliation, Justice, And Peace In Africa’S Social Context: A Missionary Theological Praxis Of Reconciliation—Part 2", Stan Chu Ilo

Stan Chu Ilo

No abstract provided.


“The Second African Synod And The Challenges Of Reconciliation, Justice, And Peace In Africa’S Social Context: A Missionary Theological Praxis Of Reconciliation—Part 1”, Stan Chu Ilo Mar 2012

“The Second African Synod And The Challenges Of Reconciliation, Justice, And Peace In Africa’S Social Context: A Missionary Theological Praxis Of Reconciliation—Part 1”, Stan Chu Ilo

Stan Chu Ilo

No abstract provided.


'Olah: The Rhetoric Of Burnt Offerings, James Watts Feb 2012

'Olah: The Rhetoric Of Burnt Offerings, James Watts

James Watts

The ‘olah offering receives pride of place in most lists of sacrifices in the Hebrew Bible, including the ritual rules of Leviticus. Its prominence in these texts suggests that the writers expected its mention to have an effect on their audience. This rhetorical effect must be evaluated and understood before the references to the `olah can be used to reconstruct ancient religious practices reliably. A comparative analysis of the rhetoric about the `olah suggests that its priority burnished the image of priests as devoted selflessly to divine worship and drew attention away from their economic interests in the sacrificial system ...


Disposing Ofnon-Disposable Texts, James Watts Feb 2012

Disposing Ofnon-Disposable Texts, James Watts

James Watts

These concluding reflections on the essays in The Death of Sacred Texts consider evidence that the disposal of secular books also evokes serious concern. There is an inherent tension in most literate cultures between the idea of a book or enduring text on the one hand and the possibility of its disposal or destruction on the other. Disposing of books transgresses inhibitions reinforced by family, school, media, and government. The concern for book preservation involves respect for culture(s), veneration of traditions, and, at its root, the preservation of cultural values. Factors other than information preservation are at work here ...


Using Ezra's Time As A Methodological Pivot For Understanding The Rhetoric And Functions Of The Pentateuch, James Watts Feb 2012

Using Ezra's Time As A Methodological Pivot For Understanding The Rhetoric And Functions Of The Pentateuch, James Watts

James Watts

The Persian period saw the transformation of pentateuchal materials into a scripture, the Torah. The story of Ezra exemplifies that transformation by its description of his manipulation of the physical scroll, his oral reading of it before the people of Jerusalem, and his arrangement for its professional translation/interpretation by Levites. These rituals have characterized the function of the Torah (and other scriptures) from that time forward. The Persian period, however, also marks a major change in the nature of our evidence for the form, contents and meaning of pentateuchal materials. The only historical evidence from before the time of ...


Springtime For Freedom Of Religion Or Belief: Will Newly Democratic Arab States Guarantee International Human Rights Norms Or Perpetuate Their Violation?, Robert Blitt Dec 2011

Springtime For Freedom Of Religion Or Belief: Will Newly Democratic Arab States Guarantee International Human Rights Norms Or Perpetuate Their Violation?, Robert Blitt

Robert C. Blitt

The Arab Spring has generated unprecedented and seismic political and social upheaval across the Arab world. The reasons for the outbreak of widespread and vociferous public protest are myriad, but generally understood as including long-simmering resentment of government corruption and repression, underwhelming economic development, chronic unemployment and poor respect for human rights, including the treatment of individuals and groups affiliated with political manifestations of Islam. Despite the initial drama surrounding the street rallies, two years on, the pace of change has grown fitful and uncertain. The purpose of this chapter is to consider one narrow aspect of the Arab Spring ...


With A Shamble And A Moan: Zombie Eschatology In American Popular Culture, Kelly Baker Dec 2011

With A Shamble And A Moan: Zombie Eschatology In American Popular Culture, Kelly Baker

Kelly J. Baker

(Forthcoming.)


Klostergericht Und-Kerker. Der "Criminalprocess Der Franciskaner", Ulrich Lehner Dec 2011

Klostergericht Und-Kerker. Der "Criminalprocess Der Franciskaner", Ulrich Lehner

Ulrich L. Lehner

No abstract provided.


Religious Apocalypse In America, Kelly Baker Dec 2011

Religious Apocalypse In America, Kelly Baker

Kelly J. Baker

(Forthcoming.)


Gospel According To The Klan: The Ku Klux Klan’S Appeal To Protestant America, 1915 ‐1930, Kelly Baker Aug 2011

Gospel According To The Klan: The Ku Klux Klan’S Appeal To Protestant America, 1915 ‐1930, Kelly Baker

Kelly J. Baker

To many Americans, modern marches by the Ku Klux Klan may seem like a throwback to the past or posturing by bigoted hatemongers. To Kelly Baker, they are a reminder of how deeply the Klan is rooted in American mainstream Protestant culture.

Most studies of the KKK dismiss it as an organization of racists attempting to intimidate minorities and argue that the Klan used religion only as a rhetorical device. Baker contends instead that the KKK based its justifications for hatred on a particular brand of Protestantism that resonated with mainstream Americans, one that employed burning crosses and robes to ...


Getting Rapture Ready: The Materiality Of The Rapture In North America, Kelly Baker Jul 2011

Getting Rapture Ready: The Materiality Of The Rapture In North America, Kelly Baker

Kelly J. Baker

Evangelical and fundamentalist belief in the Rapture, an event in which righteous Christians are called up to heaven, can be found in fiction, prophecy books, and on the internet, yet much of the scholarship on the Rapture focuses upon the rhetoric and beliefs of this impending beginning of the end. However, rapture readiness is also an act of faith with bodily practice, artifacts, and materiality. This article explores rapture practice, RaptureReady.com, and the work of Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins to argue that the Rapture is more than words and requires material action to become ready for the end ...


Review Of The Survey Of Institutional Digital Repositories, 2011 Edition By Primary Research Group, Paul Royster Mar 2011

Review Of The Survey Of Institutional Digital Repositories, 2011 Edition By Primary Research Group, Paul Royster

Paul Royster

This work reports the results of an online survey completed by respondants from 59 institutions, 24 of them being universities in the United States. This represents less than 3% of the 2099 open-access repositories listed in the Registry of Open Access Repositories; and less than 4.4% of the 1359 specifically identified as “Research Institutional or Departmental.” The institutions responding ranged from the Library of Congress and the British Library at one end of the spectrum to Pakistan Petroleum Limited, Keene State College, and Amgen, Inc. at the other. ... I would be sorry if any resource-challenged library invested in this ...


Coerced Confessional, Miracle Exoneration: The Case Of Ex-Monster Jerry Hobbs, Stephen Asma Jan 2011

Coerced Confessional, Miracle Exoneration: The Case Of Ex-Monster Jerry Hobbs, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

No abstract provided.


Putting "Blood Libel" In Historical Context, Magda Teter Jan 2011

Putting "Blood Libel" In Historical Context, Magda Teter

Magda Teter

When Sarah Palin used the term “blood libel” in response to the shooting in Arizona that left six people dead and severely injured others, including Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords, she stirred a controversy. To defend herself in the midst of the controversy, Palin defined the term “blood libel” very broadly as “being falsely accused of having blood on your hands.” Despite her broad definition, blood libel is a term that refers very specifically to the historical accusation that Jews killed Christian children to obtain their blood. A false accusation, to be sure, but one with a long and painful history ...


The Institutional Repository As A Tool For Librarians: Not Preaching To The Choir, Paul Royster Jan 2011

The Institutional Repository As A Tool For Librarians: Not Preaching To The Choir, Paul Royster

Paul Royster

What makes the Institutional Repository a good tool for librarians who are not IR managers? Or (for IR managers): "How to get librarians to buy in to the repository?" An Institutional Repository is different from most other library functions. Instead of acquiring resources from the world marketplace to deliver to a local community, it acquires locally developed resources and delivers these to a worldwide community.

Ten reasons why librarians should support the IR:
1. Earn the respect of your administration
2. Earn the love of the faculty
3. Provide persistent URLs
4. Preserve digital assets
5. Make the Library the ...


The Art Of Scanning, Paul Royster Jan 2011

The Art Of Scanning, Paul Royster

Paul Royster

Yes, it is presumptuous to call scanning an “art,” when it is really more of a craft, but “The Craft of Scanning” doesn’t sound as sexy, so we will consider it for the time being as one of the fine arts, like music, or painting, or dance. This short treatise derives from work done in the process of scanning published and original materials to create PDF files for online publication or deposit in our institutional repository. This approach assumes you have a scanner and software to drive it, and also three software programs from Adobe (sold together as their ...