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Submission of Paper(s) is open for the upcoming/ Vol.: 02, Issue: 02, of Journal of Religious and Social Studies-JRSS. Submission is now open for the third issue, which will be published in December 2022. All submissions will go through an internal desk review. The selected paper(s) will be forwarded for the national & international peer-review pro...
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Research related to the field of Comparative Religion and Islamic attachment has been gone several changes and debates recently. It involved with variety of trends that discussed in the previous publication. Despite its growth, there is no review paper discussing the prevalent trends about the Comparative Religion on Islam in the literature. This r...
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The Sufi tradition remains one of the most mysterious and least understood systems of self-realization. This book demystifies the practice of the sohbet—an ad hoc discourse—as the central instructional tool in the globally influential Naqshbandi-Haqqani Order. It approaches the practice using categories of improvised music to establish a framework...
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The discipline of comparative religion is one of the disciplines of knowledge that is growing in the world. Generally, comparative religion is mostly applied in academic and scientific forms such as teaching and learning in institutions of higher learning in Malaysia. However, when talking about the use of comparative religion in da'wah, some Malay...
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The discipline of comparative religion is one of the disciplines of knowledge that is growing in the world. Generally, comparative religion is mostly applied in academic and scientific forms such as teaching and learning in institutions of higher learning in Malaysia. However, when talking about the use of comparative religion in da'wah, some Malay...
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This article investigates New Age and its challenge to religion, in general, and Islam, more specifically. The article is based on the empirical data gathered by Hugh Urban, Daren Kemp, and James R. Lewis. New Age will be situated within its socio-cultural context to better understand its appeal as an alternative to mainstream religion. The article...
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This paper argues how the study of religion in Japan influenced the nation’s conduct during the Asia-Pacific War (1931–1945). Specifically, the paper addresses the wartime national indoctrination texts of Katō Totsudō 加藤咄堂 (a.k.a. Katō Yūichirō 加藤熊一郎, 1870–1949). Although Katō was not strictly a religious scholar, analyzing Katō’s texts is signific...
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The editors of McGill's JCREOR: The Journal of the Council for Research on Religion are pleased to announce a call for papers for our forthcoming volume (Vol. 3, Issue 2). This issue will be dedicated to critical reflection on global crises and the global responses of religious communities. In our era of the 24-hour news cycle, our awareness of glo...
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This is a searchable pdf scan of my entire 1977 Harvard PhD dissertation, written in fulfillment of a joint degree in Comparative Religion and East Asian Languages and Civilization. Since the full pdf is too large, I have uploaded it in six pdf units (1r-6r). There are historical periods during which there is a return to recover the thought, art,...
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Christianity, Jewish Studies, Study of Religions, Islamic Studies, Islam, Judaism, Comparative Religions, Islamic and Middle Eastern studies, Christian Studies,
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This chapter addresses the impact of paranormal research on the study of comparative religions and demonstrates how this research offers new perspectives on the conceptualization of the human person. It reviews paranormal research over the last fifty years, discusses major theoretical issues therein and links these issues to religious conceptions o...
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This article explores the hypothesis that Reissner’s fiber, an enigmatic, anomalous, thread-like structure that runs from the center of the brain to the end of the spinal cord, is the neural substrate of suprasensory perceptions of the divine. Justification for this hypothesis derives from a comparative study of descriptions of the “subtle body” fr...
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My principal papers on Shamanism and links to the articles The concept of shamanism has engaged the academic world for more than two centuries, becoming a core concept on anthropology and comparative religion. And over the last 50 years, shamanism spread with such a force that it has catapulted from a little know phenomena of foraging societies int...
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It is well known that translations of songs and poems not only break rhythm and rhyming patterns, but can also result in loss of semantic information. The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient Hindu philosophical text originally written in Sanskrit that features a conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna prior to the Mahabharata war. The Bhagavad Gita is...
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Amidst the increasing of opportunities to come in contact with values and worldviews of various religions, this textbook is a useful reference for students and scholars of Comparative Religion, and other readers who would like to deepen the understanding of the attitude of believers of Abrahamic religions to the Sacred in other religions, yet do no...
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In this article, I discuss the relevance of the study of mysticism for Christian analytic theologians and philosophers of religion. I begin with a brief consideration of some reasons Christian academics might be reluctant to enter this field, and indicate that, somewhat surprisingly, the study of mysticism is something but seldom addressed in Chris...
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The Qur’an often compares its own inspiration and revelation with previous scriptures to its audience. However, the Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity had manifold understandings of the inspiration and revelation of scripture. The rabbinic tradition posits various degrees of inspiration behind canonical scriptures: the Torah was dictated by God...
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A 25 years old ISKCON student monk of in Bangladesh is one among several murdered in just the last few days in the name of religion (Islam). A British MP while addressing his constituents in a church was murdered by a member of the same religion (Islam) who killed our ISKCON devotee. We have to offer our love to God, understanding that every living...
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During his many decades of research into the mystery and complexities of the human psyche, Carl Jung engaged in a concerted focus on comparative religion, ethnology, and esoteric contemplative practices. His explorations of Eastern alchemical disciplines included a deep resonance with many of the primary tenets and practices found in Taoism and Bud...
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Drawing on thirty in-depth interviews with faith leaders in the UK (including Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Sikhism), we examine the diverse ways religious groups reorient religious life during COVID-19. Analysing the shift to virtual and home-based worship, we show the creative ways religious communities altered their customs, ritual...
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Although a substantial literature in anthropology and comparative religion explores divination across diverse societies and back into history, little research has integrated the older ethnographic and historical work with recent insights on human learning, cultural transmission, and cognitive science. Here we present evidence showing that divinatio...
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Frazer’s theory of sympathetic magic has been extremely influential in both anthropology and comparative religion, yet the manipulative aspect has not been adequately theorized. In this paper I formalize sympathetic magical action and offer a naturalistic explanation of manipulative sympathetic magic by attributing it to a combination of environmen...
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In the morning of 25th July 2021, though it was a Sunday, while I was at my office working on one of my academic papers, the sad news on the demise of Dr. Osman reached my ears. For a moment, I became motionless and stopped writing. The next one hour or more my mind started to reflect on the good times my friends Prof Sikandar, Dr Shuhaimi and I ha...
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The science of religion, as a discipline distinct from theology emerging in the 19th century, from the beginning was closely related to the discourse on Darwinism. This article focusses on Max Müller, known as ‘The father of Comparative Religion’, who was involved in the Darwinian discourse, compared with Jane Ellen Harrison who emphasised the impa...
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Studying other religions is a legacy left by medieval Muslim scholars. As a Muslim scholar, al-Biruni’s Kitab al-Hind was a unique contribution to the study of Hinduism. This study explores al-Biruni’s approaches to studying Hinduism, culture, and civilisation by reviewing related manuscripts and literature. Al-Biruni studied the Hindu scripture in...
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Sometimes critics are accomplices. Many critics misrecognize that we contribute to the very creation of the object about which we have objections! This is the case with many recent challenges to what has passed for “the philosophy of religion” over the last forty years or so. That is, critiques posed by scholars in the last twenty years create and...
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شغل ابن حزم الأندلسي بشخصيته النقدية الفريدة، وعلمه الموسوعي بشتى الفنون مجالاً خصباً لدراسة الباحثين، وبخاصة فيما يتعلق بانفراداته الفقهية ودقة انتقاداته الدينية لأصحاب الملل والمذاهب المختلفة، فكان المؤسس الأول لعلم مقارنة الأديان. ومن جهوده غير المشتهرة عند كثير من العاملين في الانتصار للقرآن الكريم: رده على الوزير الأندلسي ابن النغريلة اليهودي،...
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Media article on Islamic theology and comparative religion
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This short work on religious research methodology consists of the contents of a Zoom webinar presentation. The presentation was given to the scholars of comparative religion associated with the Muslim Maseehi Mukalma Academy. The interfaith group of Islamic background requested a training session on methodological research in religious studies via...
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In "Who Really is Jesus Christ for us Today?" I examine the question of the uniqueness of Jesus Christ with reference to the humanity of Jesus, theological significance, and comparative religions.
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The study is based on investigating how Mircea Eliade, the Romanian philosopher and comparative religion scholar as a representative of European colonialism in India, while documenting colonial encounters in his Bengal Nights: A Novel, ends up Orientalizing the orient in Eurocentric manners. Following Said's insights on orientalism and Spivak's cri...
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p>This study explores Mukti Ali’s thoughts and contributions to Inter-religious harmony. Thoughts by Mukti Ali were discussed the harmony among religious believers, including comparative religion, the concept of agreeing in disagreement, and inter-religious dialogue, all anchored to the doctrine of Islam rahmat li al-’alamin. Mukti Ali pioneered in...
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This study aims to analyze the role of M. Arsjad Th. Lubis in the development of Islamic sciences. This article is the result of a library research using a historical approach, to be precise intellectual history. This study has succeeded in showing that Tuan Arsjad is a scholar who has helped develop Islamic sciences in Indonesia, especially in Nor...
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In the science-based western world view today, objects and materials are perceived as inert; essentially, they are dead matter. However, this is not the case in all cultures and all periods. In the area of present-day Finland, objects and materials were seen as potentially alive up to the early 20th century. This is well documented in oral accounts...
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Tradução de Eduardo Rodrigues da Cruz (PUC-SP) gentilmente autorizada pelo autor. Texto originalmente publicado em STRENSKI, Ivan. Max Müller, the comparative study of religion, and the search for other Bibles in India. In: STRENSKI, Ivan. Understanding theories of religion: na introduction. 2nd ed. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015, pp. 33-34
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This article presents and combines theories and philosophies on the spiritual rebirthing and ascension process emanating from psychology, comparative mythology, and comparative religion. It addresses various states of the soul encountered on the mystical journey to Divine Union and the various ways God assists human beings in completing this proces...
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A unique Figure in the Orthodox Church, André Scrima was a bridge-personality among Christians and between Christianity and other religions. In his early works, bearing witness to a “spiritual inheritance” and a “blessing of grace” that he had personally received, he stressed the inner dimension of Eastern Christianity represented by Hesychastic sp...
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The article attempts to capture basic components of the religious experience within the categories of contemporary cognitive psychology. Based on the outstanding theologist and scholar of comparative religion Rudolf Otto’s (1869–1937) concept of mysterium tremendum and mysterium fascinans it has been assumed that those experiences being in a contra...
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This article explores the theology of religions as a framework for a Christian comparative religions. It focuses on the role of the doctrine of God in such a framework and compares the work of Edmond La Beaume Cherbonnier with that of Johan Herman Bavinck. The article demonstrates that both Cherbonnier and Bavinck identify anthropomorphism in revel...
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The article deals with religious education in Denmark, especially the impact of philosophy of life in the curriculum. It will address the question of whether “Christian Studies” has become more multifaceted, or whether it is really a Christian upbringing/existential upbringing in disguise. The article begins with a presentation of the religious, po...
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REVIEWS: REVIEW 1 ‘The essays in this brilliant volume offer me as a teacher and researcher a welcome complexity in the study of Hinduism as a rich source. The researchers’ perspectives are drawn from the extensive reserves of philosophical/theological considerations of both ancient and contemporary Hindu traditions.’ ----Dr. Joanne Punzo Waghorne...
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The practice of comparing and classifying religions, it is often argued, has been an exclusive achievement, or invention, of the modern West. Such a categorical statement admits no exceptions and would therefore exclude the possibility of finding such endeavours in other epochs and places, such as pre-modern India. There should be no textual eviden...
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Astronomy and religion have long been intertwined with their interactions resembling a symbiotic relationship since prehistoric times. Building on existing archaeological research, this study asks: do the interactions between astronomy and religion, beginning from prehistory, form a distinct religious tradition? Prior research exploring the prehist...
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Al Faruqi brought a comprehensive and blended approach which combined in it an rationalist approach to monotheism which was both modernist and activist along an impartial approach to the study of religion. In a way he was a modern successor to the medieval Muslim scholars of comparative religion such as all-Biruni (973-1048 CE) and al-Shahrastani (...
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پاکستانی جامعات میں سامی مذاہب پر علومِ اسلامیہ کے(ایم فل ،پی ایچ ڈی) اردو سندی مقالات کا اشاریہ و شماریاتی جائزہ Urdu Dissertations of Islamic Studies on Semitic Religions (MPhil, PhD) in Pakistani Universities: An Index and Bibliometric Review Study of religions or Comparative Religions is a globally significance subject. Pakistan is also resourc...
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strong>Abstrak: Artikel ini mengkaji dedikasi dan karya-karya Yusuf Ahmad Lubis. Tokoh ini layak diungkap mengingat kiprah dan posisinya dalam organisasi Al Washliyah yang kemudian menjadi Ketua Majelis Ulama Sumatera Utara, tetapi masih terabaikan secara akademis. Artikel ini merupakan hasil studi kepustakaan dengan pendekatan historis. Temuan yan...
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Empirical cross-cultural research provides a typology of magico-religious practitioners and identifies their relations to social complexity, their selection-function relationships, and reveals their biosocial bases. Different practitioner types and configurations are associated with specific ecological and political dynamics that indicate a cultura...
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en The Pentecostal movement in Nigeria, with its emphasis on this‐worldly blessings and healing, has become so vibrant that today even Muslim organisations appear to be increasingly ‘Pentecostalised’. Nasrul‐Lahi‐il Fathi Society of Nigeria or NASFAT is a case in point. In an effort to compete with Pentecostalism on Yorubaland‘s religious marketpla...
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en In this commentary, I argue that we need to expose the multiple layers of historical thinking about the production of the category of religion that play into both our scholarly thinking and the way religion is lived, understood and fought for in the lives of our informants. We can no more take the contours (or limits) of any particular religion...
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South India Travel Guide in Sanskrit, Submission to Dr Bipin Kumar Jha. School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions
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Academic study of Religion in Asia/India is so restricted even after the Independence of India in 1947. The obvious question would be what the reasons? Out of the more than 800 public universities, hardly 10 universities have Religious Studies/Comparative Religion departments. Prof.Joe O'Connell, Toronto University tried to work hard dealing with t...
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This essay responds to the three main position papers of the 2018 CIAS workshop, which were published in Religion & Theology 26, no. 1&2 (2019). The main thrust of the essay relates to the concept of hermeneutics and the location of the discourse of comparative hermeneutics. The essay defines the fundamental question at stake as a question of disco...
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Fully realized ethical and metaphysical concepts have intension and extension only within an historically situated epistemic tradition. Only people who live the epistemic tradition fully understand the concept and can accurately identify items that satisfy the concept. Such concepts are only fully understood by those whose lives are shaped from wit...
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Babasaheb Ambedkar was one of the most illustrious sons of India of this century. His great contribution as the principal architect of the Indian Constitution is widely acclaimed. His varied contributions as a scholar, educationist, and journalist, authority on comparative religion and above all, as a great social reformer and a champion of human r...
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By the end of the 1920s, more than 100 anti-religious museums had been opened in the Soviet Union. In addition, anti-religious departments appeared in the exhibitions of many local historical museums. In Moscow, the Central Anti-Religious Museum was opened in the Cathedral of the Strastnoi Monastery. At that time, the first museum promoting a compa...
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The careers of many scholars in various disciplines have been focused on the study of hagiography, including that of the author. Yet, as those scholars have uncovered new knowledge and employed new interpretations of the materials at hand, the very notions of “hagiography” and “hagiology” have become deeply problematized. The issues become more com...
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A workshop on “comparative hagiology” over the course of three years at the American Academy of Religion has yielded not only a series of articles but an experimental methodology by which scholars hailing from different disciplines and working in different fields might collaborate in threshing out commonalities and entanglements in their respective...
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In all over the world, scholars carry out statistical review of different theses and research papers in different fields of the study. Due to its significance it was a dire need of time to review and compile the theses and dissertations which are produced from the Pakistani universities in the discipline of comparative religion and religious studie...
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The field of Comparative Religion is getting more attention from most scholars in the world, including Malaysia. This is parallel with the nature of the Malaysian community which is diverse. The more one knows of the knowledge in comparative religion, the more one is sensitive when interacting with the people of other religions. Hence, in the conte...
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The Pañcatantra story of the Monkey and the Crocodile., Submission to Dr Bipin Kumar Jha, School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions.
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Zusammenfassung In den Jahren 2015 und 2016 haben über 1,2 Mio. Geflüchtete in Deutschland einen Antrag auf Asyl gestellt. Auf der einen Seite hat dieser Zuzug fremdenfeindliche Stimmungen befeuert, auf der anderen Seite aber auch eine Welle des zivilgesellschaftlichen Engagements in Gang gesetzt. Religionsgemeinschaften unterschiedlicher Provenien...
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Modern knowledge of the world’s religions brings to light the problem of religious plurality, meaning the problem of why there is such great religious diversity, and which set of religious beliefs, if any, can be judged to be true. In 1799 and in the later editions, the young Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768–1834) offered a pioneering account of reli...
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Interfaith interaction is an important element of fostering harmony, tolerance and mutual respect between one to another religion. It needs to be nurtured and educated in the community, especially among youth at the university level. This is due to the fact that they are the ones who will inherit the country's leadership in the future. This study a...
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This book examines the role of religious and spiritual experiences in people’s understanding of their environment, and how their place experiences are transformed in the process. The contributors consider how understandings and experiences of religious and place connections are motivated by the need to seek and maintain contact with perceptual obje...
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Although the academic study of hagiography continues to flourish, the role of comparative methods within the study of sanctity and the saints remains underutilized. Similarly, while much valuable work on saints and sanctity relies on materialist methodologies, issues of critical bibliography particular to the study of hagiography have not received...
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Religious transformations in modern societies are not merely a discursive or demographic phenomenon, they also relate to religious architecture in urban space and affect the built environment at its core. Many churches, for instance, are in the process of reuse, closure, or even demolition. At the same time, there has been an increase in the constr...
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The Third Biennial African Philosophy World Conference October 28-30, 2019 Building Africa’s Future on African Philosophy University of Dar es Salaam Dept Philosophy & Religious Studies, College of Humanities Call for ABSTRACTS April 1, 2019 - DEADLINE to send abstract Seasoned and early career philosophers, humanities scholars and scientists...
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As a genre defined by its content rather than by its form, the extreme diversity of the kinds of texts that can be considered “hagiographic” often proves an impediment to the progress of comparative hagiology. This essay offers some suggestions for the creation of a controlled vocabulary for the formal description of hagiographic texts, demonstrati...
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This treatise presents and combines theories and philosophies on the spiritual rebirthing and ascension process emanating from psychology, comparative mythology, and comparative religion. It addresses various states of the soul encountered on the mystical journey to Divine Union and the various ways God assists human beings in completing this proce...
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This article presents and combines theories and philosophies on the spiritual rebirthing and ascension process emanating from psychology, comparative mythology, and comparative religion. It addresses various states of the soul encountered on the mystical journey to Divine Union and the various ways God assists human beings in completing this proces...
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This paper offers a nascent attempt at best practices for the comparative method in a conference setting. Exploring the value in transcendence of traditions and specialization, it traces the preparation and outcome of a recent comparative hagiology panel and develops a list of possible steps for facilitating meaningful interchange between scholars....
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There is a basic tension within the idea of Comparative Hagiology, because the two terms that constitute its name are incongruous. To formulate a comparative hagiological project, we must choose at the outset which term will take priority. Prioritizing the comparative in comparative hagiology orients us to focus more on the basic disciplinary appro...
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This reflection derives from a discussion that took place at the 2018 “Comparative Hagiology” pre-conference workshop of the American Academy of Religion. The goal during that meeting was to articulate points of dialogue for the comparison of exemplary figures in various historic, geographic, and faith traditions. Here, I offer an open-ended descri...
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The Bibliotheca Indonesica is a series of texts in Indonesian languages published in critical edition and accompanied by a translation and commentary. As such it is a continuation of the Bibliotheca Javanica which from 1930 onward was published by the Royal Batavia Society for Arts and Sciences, though with two significant differences: the Bib...
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Philosophy of religion, approached from a comparative perspective, can be a valuable tool for advancing inter-religious dialogue. Unfortunately, “comparative religion” today is usually characterised by two extreme positions: 1) Comparing religions in order to come to the conclusion that one's own religion is superior 2) Arguing for a type of “rel...
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This chapter presents and combines theories and philosophies on the spiritual rebirthing and ascension process emanating from psychology, comparative mythology, and comparative religion. It addresses various states of the soul encountered on the mystical journey to Divine Union and the various ways God assists human beings in completing this proces...
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Artikkelen drøfter to perspektivspenn knyttet til religions- og livssyns-undervisning: innenfra kontra utenfra og faglig kontra personlig. På bakgrunn av religionsvitenskapelige og religionsdidaktiske diskusjoner argumenteres det for et faglig perspektivmangfold i undervisningen. Det faglige innenfraperspektivet fremmer elevenes toleranse og kognit...
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While the latest political scene evolves around the migration crisis, there seems to be an undeniable need for proper education about people coming to the European Union. The reasoning behind why education like that would be important can vary as either purely pragmatic tactic helping to deal with immigration or as a way to understand newcomers and...
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The intriguing study of dreams related to mystical symbols has attracted not only such conventional fields as comparative religions and philosophy, but also psychoanalyses. In this report, first, the author briefly introduces, from the perspectives of Freud and Jung, the importance of energetic desire (libido), symbolism, and unconsciousness in int...
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200 Religion (Class here Comparative religion) > 290 Other religions > 297 Islam and religions originating in it > 297.5 Islamic ethics, practice > 297.54 Zakat (Wakaf, Hibah, Infak, Sedekah, dll.)
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Doubt that god(s) exist may form the basis of agnosticism — the belief that one cannot determine the existence or non-existence of god(s). It may also form other brands of skepticism, such as Pyrrhonism, which do not take a positive stance in regard to the existence of god(s), but remain negative. Alternatively, doubt over the existence of god(s) m...
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The discipline of comparative religion is illustrated by exploration into religious doctrines, study of the level of their reality, the points of commonalities and differences among them, and other related issues. Muslims have very rich history and tradition in this field. In Pakistani universities, it is one of the emerging subject of the Islamic...
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Anjuman Nusrat al-Islam: Srinagar: Origin and Development is the research Dissertation completed as part of M.A. Comparative Religion at Department of Religious, Central University of Kashmir. This research dissertation deals briefly about the origin and Development of Anjuman-e-Nusrat al-Islam Srinagar, Kashmir, Jammu And Kashmir.
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In a multiracial community, interreligion dialogue is an important element to inculcate unity, tolerance and mutual respect between each other. It must be instilled among the community since early teenagers, especially at the university level for the fact that they will inherit the leadership of country in the future. This paperwork aims to perform...
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Over the past decade, we have witnessed a comic book renaissance. The impact of this renaissance can be described as threefold. First, we have seen comic books emerge as a compelling component of popular culture; second, as a "hybrid" form of texts and graphics, comic books have attained a new level of literary acceptance; and third, we have seen t...
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Abstract. The structuralist André-Weil–Claude-Lévi-Strauss transformation formula (CF), initially applied to kinship systems, mythology, ritual, artistic design and architecture, was rightfully criticized for its rationalism and tendency to reduce complex transformations to analogical structures. I present a revised non-mathematical revision of the...
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This research paper attempts to understand the commonalities found in the religious experience of Israel and India. The paper, moreover, seeks to highlight the common ground in the theology, history, and practice of the two religions to enrich Western understanding about two most ancient religions of the world that are generally deemed as completel...
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This paper analyses the implementation of integration and interconnection approaches among undergraduate thesis in the department of Comparative Religion (now Religious Studies) at the Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It shows that 62% of the undergraduate theses have implemented semipermeable model, 38% intersubjecti...
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Review by Alan Dale "There is no darker story in our recent history than how the American struggle with Fidel Castro became entangled with the assassination of President Kennedy." Dr. John M. Newman Buried within the records of America’s military and intelligence bureaucracies are the hidden histories of the Cold War. The Assassination of Preside...
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In this chapter we explore how religious minority and majority youth are in England, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. We find that minority youth are on average more often affiliated to a religion than majority youth, and mostly affiliated as Christians. We also study religious salience, praying and service attendance. The share of minority and...
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This article investigates medieval Muslim literature on the study of non-Islamic religions through the writings of al-Biruni and al-Shahrastani in their dealing with Hind (India) and the nomenclature of world religions. I focus on their perceptions of monotheism and polytheism. My findings show that they used different approaches, categories, and c...
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The prospect of recognizing the ultimate is a matter of interpretation. As such, hermeneutics is used as a framework for describing the interactions of self, language, and the other (whether culturally other or ultimately other). Questioning whether religious ultimacy can be recognized across religious boundaries is based on a mistaken assumption t...
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Our research has surveyed the philological origins of the word ‘science’ and ‘religion’. Furthermore, it has re-examined the definitions of ‘The Science of Religion’ and ‘The Science of Comparative Religion’. Building on this foundation, the author compared the major similarities and differences between the Jewish, Christian and Islamic Religions,...
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Anthropology, comparative religion/mythology