Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 33, Winter

America's Religion versus Religion in America: A Philosophic Profile
Abstract: Religion can be politicized to become a murderous ideology and ideology can be interpreted messianically to become a virtual religion. With the caveat that a religioideological capitalism pertains only to a minority of conservative Americans...
Ancient Traditions, Modern Constructions: Innovation, Continuity, and Spirituality on the Powwow Trail
Abstract: In contemporary Indian Country, the majority of people who identify as "Indian" fall into the "urban" category: away from traditional lands and communities, in cities and towns wherein the opportunities to live one's identity as Native can...
An Investigation into the Effects of Confucian Filial Piety in the Intercultural Christian Education Experience
Abstract: The internationalization of higher education is a growing reality in state and private universities. Theological schools that wish to impart religious values in addition to liberal arts and discipline specific curriculum may experience cultural...
Fusionism, Religion and the Tea Party
Abstract: This article aims to explore two different but interrelated problems. The first objective, the more abstract one, is to discuss the plausibility of fusionism as a theoretical project of bridging the philosophical gap between libertarianism...
Poetry, Identity and Ideology
Key Words: identity, change, class, race, gender, center, marginal, ideology, modernism, postmodernism, Ramona HosuReview of Ramona Hosu, Poetry, Identity and Ideology - Early Twentieth-Century America (Cluj: Accent, 2010).Our approach on Ramona Hosu's...
Political Ethics between Biblical Ethics and the Mythology of the Death of God
Abstract: The text discusses the importance of religion as a symbolic construct which derives from fundamental human needs. At the same time, religious symbolism can function as an explanation for the major crises existent in the lives of individuals...
Religious "Avatars" and Implicit Religion: Recycling Myths and Religious Patterns within Contemporary U.S. Popular Culture
Abstract: Contemporary cultural and media studies have been increasingly interested in redefining the relations between religion and culture (and particularly popular culture). The present study approaches a series of theories on the manner in which...
The Environment Contains No "Right" and "Left": Navigating Ideology, Religion, and Views of the Environment in Contemporary American Society
Abstract: This paper explores, analyzes, and investigates how the political ideologies of American citizens and their elected representatives interact with views put forth by corporate media to help shape various ideologies about environmental issues...
The Practical and Ethical Considerations in Labeling a Religious Group as a 'Cult'
Abstract: In American, the terms "schism," "heresy," "sect," and "cult" have been used to describe splinter groups as they distinguish themselves from the majority religion. The term cult has been used in two different senses. Within the Roman Catholic...
Two Faces of American Pluralism: Political and Religious
Abstract: The paper examines the contours, features and developments of two faces of pluralism, as well as their interactions. First of all, based on the analysis of the pluralist theories, it underlines that pluralism is not perceived now only as a...
'We the People' and God. Religion and the Political Discourse in the United States of America
Abstract: The religiosity of the first settlers shaped the American spirit, the essence of national traits, shared values and ideals that define the American nation. Influential in public discourse in the colonial times and beyond, religious expression...

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