Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 29, Summer

After the State Church. a Reflection on the Relation between Theology and Religious Studies in Contemporary Sweden
Abstract. When the Church of Sweden ceased to be a state church in the year 2000, the parameters for a change in the relation between academic theology and religious studies (religionsvetenskap) at the state universities in Sweden was in place. My article,...
Lobbying - a Political Communication Tool for Churches and Religious Organizations
Abstract: The paper focuses on demonstrating that, in spite of the controversies, lobbying has become an important political communication tool for churches and religious organizations in the United States and in the European Union as well. The American...
Looking for Happiness
LOOKING FOR HAPPINESS Review of În cautarea fericirii. Viata familiala În spatiul românesc În sec. XVIII-XX (Looking for happiness. Family life in the Romanian space of the 18th-20th centuries) Coordinators: Ioan Bolovan, Diana Covaci, Daniel Detesan,...
Media Communication and the Politics of the Symbolic Construction of Reality
Abstract: The modern world, described by theorists of various fields as being subject to a continuous secularization process, is increasingly being perceived as the keeper of a mythical fund. The anthropological analysis of modernity invites to a new...
Media Coverage of Politicians' Participation to Religious Events
Abstract: Politics and religion are two concepts that have constantly intertwined throughout history and continue to do so at the start of the third millennium. Previous studies show that religion plays an important part in the political life and the...
Religion, Politics, and Literature in Bartolomeu Valeriu Anania's Work
Abstract. The personality of Metropolitan Bartolomeu Valeriu Anania has been extremely complex, first of all due to the various domains of his work - literature, essays, art history, theology and biblical theology -, and secondly due to his relation...
Sports' Sociology
SPORTS' SOCIOLOGY Review of Cristina Gavriluta, Nicu Gavriluta, Sociologia sportului. Toerii, metode, aplicatii (Sports' Sociology. Theories, methods, applications), (Iasi: Polirom Publishing House, 2010)Key Words: Sports' sociology, symbolical behaviour,...
The Common Good And/or the Human Rights: Analysis of Some Papal Social Encyclicals and Their Contemporary Relevance
Abstract: It is notable how some papal social encyclicals have interchangeably used the terms 'common good' and 'human rights.' This article analyzes the papal common good teaching and its contemporary shift to include human rights. I also explore the...
The Myth of Origin in Context through the Lens of Deconstruction, Dialogism, and Hybridity
Abstract: The present study aims to deconstruct the myth of origin, a quest after essential identity, in the context of Japan's colonization of Korea (1910-1945). First, I will contextualize the myth of origin as a particular historical construction...
The Process of Democratization and Political Communication in the Roman Catholic Church
Abstract: When we ask modern questions about democracy and democratization, we have to clarify the meaning of these words. It has been 21 years since the Velvet Revolution and we still think that it had to do with democracy and the democratization of...
Towards the Rationalization of the Sacred for More Veritable Societies
Abstract: Religious fundamentalism has become such a bane in our modern day societies that any serious thinker should consider it necessary to try to find a solution to this malaise of our civilization. This paper argues that the source of these crises...
Women and Religion
WOMEN AND RELIGION Review of Márta Bodó (ed.), Women and Religion, (Cluj: Verbum, 2009).Key words: Women, religion, Theology, feminism, Central and Eastern Europe, postcommunism, postmodernity, Christian (Orthodox) Tradition.One of the things most of...