Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 41, Summer

Additional Observations regarding the Phrase Religio Romana in a Transylvanian Document Dated 6 June 1574
IntroductionOn 6 June 1574, Stephen Báthory, prince of Transylvania (and king of Poland after 1576), issued in Alba Iulia a document (known to Romanian historiography for more than a century) whereby "Friar Christopher (Hristofor), the priest" was appointed...
Ethical Perspectives on Mediated Communication
The recent developments in the field of communication technology have a strong impact on contemporary society.1 Caught in the communicational vortex, we find ourselves out of balance in the face of gadgets which deprive us of the necessary time to reflect...
Faith and Practice Are Different Matters in Islam
The analysis1 of the cultural heritage pertaining to the two traditional2 minorities from the Romanian Southwest3 has shown that one of their most important means of legitimation is confessional identity. Their Islamic faith set these groups apart from...
How Religions Affect Attitudes toward Ethics of Tax Evasion? a Comparative and Demographic Analysis
IntroductionThe issue of tax evasion has been in existence ever since governments attempted to collect taxes1. Sometimes the penalty for tax evasion was death or other severe punishment, while in other cases penalties were less severe.People pay taxes...
Human-Animal Relationship: Understanding Animal Rights in the Islamic Ecological Paradigm
IntroductionLike many other social movements, animal rights movements have gained a momentum in the present day world. The terms "animal liberation" or "animal rights" have been very popular and are issues of great debate and discussion among the scholars,...
The Impact of Systematic Structure of Madrassahs on Student's Outcomes in Pakistan: Do They Need Structural Reforms?
IntroductionEducation is imperative for the development of any society, thus, the role of educational institutions is central in ensuring this development.1 In traditional societies like Pakistan, religion has a wider connectivity and deeper penetration...
"The Religion of Muhammad": Early Turkish Republican Ideology and the Official View of Islam in 1930s History Textbooks
"Each age tries to form its own conception of the past. Each age writes the history of the past anew with reference to the conditions uppermost in its own time"1IntroductionShifts to new political structures that legitimate themselves on drastically...
Types of Religious Identities within Romanian Muslim Communities
Islam underwent a dual process of universalization and localization once it spread to other societies; the specific, contingent elements of the Arabian original cultural context were discarded and only the essential and non-negotiable elements were retained....
Unconditional Forgiveness in Derrida
IntroductionJacques Derrida has always been concerned with ethics as the responsibility we bear to recognize the difference of the 'other' and attempted to clarify it throughout most of his main discussions. To mention the ethics in this sense, we must...
Whiggish History for Contemporary Audiences. Implicit Religion in Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age
IntroductionIn a rather poignant way, Levin starts her review of Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth (E, 1998) by comparing it to Kenneth Brannagh's Henry V and claiming the following: "Henry V works as both modern film and historical drama. Elizabeth, all too...
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