Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 23, Summer

Contemporaneizarea Absolutului: The Contemporaneization of Absolute
Key Words:Absolute, God, philosophy of language, Kant, Florea LucaciCartea profesorului Florea Lucaci este o carte interesanta, bine gândita si construita. Densitatea de idei a textului este greu de parcurs sub toate aspectele, la prima vedere. Ea necesita...
Etica, Superstitie Si Laicizarea Spatiului Public Ethics, Superstition and the Laicization of the Public Sphere
In Romania, the debate on the electronic passports has raised controversies having ethical, religious, ideological implications, as well as consequences for the political practice. The debate has as premise the general background of the crisis that modernity...
Ideology and Philosophy in Byzantium: The Meanings of Ideology before Modern Times
This work explores the paradigms which generated the state ideology before the modern times in the only case in which the genuine existence of it can be proven: the Byzantine State. Byzantium is the only pre-modern society that has fulfilled the criteria...
Literature and Red Ideology Romanian Plays on Religious Themes in the 1950s and 1960s
This study analyses several aspects of the relationship between communist censorship and literature, from the vantage point of literary sociology. Focusing on the issue of religious drama, the author intends to examine the transformations undergone by...
'Meclis-I ÂLî-I Umûmî' (the Supreme Conseil-General) and the Transformation in the Ottoman Political Thought (1839 -1876)
As one of the most important episodes of change in the Ottoman Empire, the Tanzimat Era (1839-1876) was a phase when the state and its political and ideological formation witnessed structural transformation and reforms. During this period, privy councils...
Nae Ionescu on Democracy, Individuality, Leadership and Nation Philosophical (Re)sources for a Right-Wing Ideology
Nae Ionescu is one of the most influential and controversial Romanian thinkers. The present article explores a less used perspective in studying Nae Ionescu's philosophical, political and journalistic activity: the philosophical roots of his major political...
On Comparing Cultural Forms
The paper intends to study the possibility of evading the relativist dilemma: when you compare cultural forms belonging to different traditions, you either impose the result from outside, or you give up comparisons altogether as dependent on the arbiter's...
Paradoxes of Consequentialism
Any religion has an ethical component. Thus, the examination of ethical problems is very important for religious studies. Consequentialism is an ethical doctrine according to which a fact is good only if it has good consequences. In order to avoid infinite...
Reflections on Christian Democratic Doctrine and Social Action
Key Words:Political Doctrines, Christian-Democracy, Jacques Maritain, social order, subsidiarity.While political philosophies and doctrinal aspects of left-wing movements have been written about excessively during the last two decades, the guiding principles...
"Sonship" and Its Relevance for Jewish and Non-Jewish Mystical Literatures
Key Words:Mysticism, Jewish Mysticism, Kabbalah, Sonship, Son of God, Son of ManMoshe Idel's book is a comprehensive account of a religious topos, which is common to both Jewish and Christian religious teachings, namely the figure of the Son of God....
The Public Debate on the Religiosity of the Public Debate of Bioethics in the USA
Despite the fact that bioethics is, basically, an interdisciplinary scientific field, it is deeply intertwined with less objectivistic, yet important, threads of morality and religion. From the beginning, in the United States, the language of bioethics...
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