Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 27, Winter

A Golden Opportunity: Religious Pluralism and American Muslims Strategies of Integration in the Us after 9/11, 2001
Abstract: In the course of the founding history of America, the American Sacred Ground has been a contested territory where people who do not share a single history or a single religious tradition have engaged in the common tasks of civil society to...
Altruistic Living Unrelated Organ Donation at the Crossroads of Ethics and Religion. a Case Study
Abstract: This article discusses a series of ethical and religious elements that occur in the debate concerning altruistic living unrelated organ donation. Our main focus is on the ethical attitude of altruist donation. In order to illustrate the connections...
Anime, Manga and Christianity: A Comprehensive Analysis
Abstract: In this paper Barkman begins by arguing that anime and manga are important windows into the worldviews of many people and as such should be taken seriously by religious experts and philosophers interested in cultural criticism. With particular...
Between "Critique" and Propaganda: The Critical Self-Understanding of Art in the Historical Avant-Garde. the Case of Dada
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to analyze the tenets that relate to Dada's self-understanding of art. The phenomenon Dada is notoriously difficult to describe; some critics hesitate even to use the term "movement." Focusing on Dadaists' reflections...
Carlos Castaneda: The Uses and Abuses of Ethnomethodology and Emic Studies
Abstract: Carlos Castaneda's books and his New Age shamanistic religion raise, beyond the controversy regarding the counterfeit character of his ethnographic narrative and charlatanism, several methodological problems. Educated within the emerging paradigm...
Collateral Damage: War and Civillian Casualties in Islam and the Ottoman Practices
Abstract: The well-known perception of war-hungry Muslims who had the Qur'an on the one hand and sword on the other offering a choice of either accepting Islam or losing one's head has easily been created in the literature by the Orientalist scholars....
Ethical Naturalism in the Thought of Edward O. Wilson a Critical Review of His Major Works
Abstract: One of the most celebrated biologists of the past century, Edward O. Wilson has received virtually every scientific award and recognition for his provocative and innovative enquiry into the nature of the relationship between moral behavior...
Exploring the Boundary between Morality and Religion: The Shin-Shinshukyo (New New Religions) Phenomenon and the Aum Anti-Utopia
Abstract. The study attempts to complete the conclusions of social-religious research undertaken up till now, and therefore analyzes the new religious phenomenon" (Shin-shinshukyo/ New New Religions), especially the Aum Shinrikyo cult of the contemporary...
Memory, Imaginary and Aristotelian Epistemology. on the Nature of "Apterous Fly"
Abstract: Ioan Petru Culianu has written a book about the emergence of modern science and religious behavior starting from the Aristotelian concept of phantasia. An essential premise for discussing problems of modern cultural and religious importance...
Ontological Proof and the Critique of Religious Experience
Abstract: Focusing mainly on a number of unpublished texts by Collingwood, especially his "Lectures on the Ontological Proof of the Existence of God," the study examines the English philosopher's innovative interpretation of the Anselm's main contribution...
Paul Ricoeur and the Biblical Hermeneutics
Abstract: The main aim of this paper is to analyze the texts in which Paul Ricoeur discusses the relation between biblical and philosophical hermeneutics and to argue that biblical hermeneutics is the central part of Ricoeur's philosophical project....
Religion and the New Roles of Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Hausa and Ebira Muslim Communities in Northern Nigeria, 1930s-1980s
Abstract: This paper is a comparative study of two northern Nigerian Muslim societies (the Ebira in central Nigeria and the Hausa in the North-west) in which the youths contested religious traditionalists in the 20th century and in the process brought...
Return of the Spirit and the Demise of Politics
Abstract: After Kant's strict separation of the fields of pure reason and practical reason and his demonstration that reason cannot know anything apart from phenomena including the existence of God there was a continuous desire to reestablish the unity...
The Historical, Political and Ecclesiastical Background of the 1927 Concordat between the Vatican and Romania
Abstract: The paper explores the events that preceded the conclusion of the Concordat between the Holy See and Romania (1927) and its effects. Both the Vatican and the Romanian Monarchy aimed at concluding a Concordat: the first, because the document...