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The Revival of Yoga in Contemporary India  

Suzanne Newcombe

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May 2017
The word yoga refers to a multifaceted array of beliefs and practices. Yoga is twinned with sāṃkhya as one of the six orthodox darshanas (worldviews) of Hindu philosophy, with Patañjali’s ... More

Rites of Reconciliation and Healing in Christian History  

Lizette Larson-Miller

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Jul 2015
Christian rites for reconciliation and healing are intimately related to one another in that individuals and communities are healed and made whole through divine action In ecclesial rites, ... More

Ritual Studies  

Paul Post

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Sep 2015
Ritual studies is not a school, nor is it a theory or a method; it is a multi- or interdisciplinary platform for the academic, critical, and systematic study of ritual, or in the words of ... More

Rudolf Otto and the Concept of the Numinous  

Stuart Sarbacker

The contemporary academic study of religion has its roots in conceptual and theoretical structures developed in the early to mid-20th century. A particularly important example of such a ... More

Sacred Space in Greece and Rome  

Michael Scott

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Sep 2017
“It is impossible to imagine ancient Greece without its sanctuaries.” (J. Whitley, Archaeology of Ancient Greece [Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2001], 134). The same ... More

Salafism  

Joas Wagemakers

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Aug 2016
Salafism is a branch of Sunni Islam whose modern-day adherents claim to emulate “the pious predecessors” (al-salaf al-ṣāliḥ; often equated with the first three generations of Muslims) as ... More

The Sangha as an Institution  

Thomas Borchert

Along with the buddha and the dharma, the sangha is one of the “three jewels,” the core aspects of Buddhism in which a Buddhist “takes refuge.” The sangha is responsible for taking care of ... More

Scholasticisms in Martin Luther’s Thought  

Theodor Dieter

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Mar 2017
The article’s starting point is the observation that “scholasticism” cannot simply be taken as a unity, and thus also not Luther’s relationship to it, in spite of his often very general ... More

Scientific Approaches to Mysticism  

Stephen Kaplan

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Jun 2016
The title “Scientific Approaches to Mysticism” reveals half the task and belies the other half—namely, which of the sciences and whose mysticism are to be considered. Is it Capra’s tao of ... More

Social Christianity in America  

Heath W. Carter

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May 2017
Social Christianity is a heterogeneous tradition that has been cultivated by a diverse array of American Christians who shared in common an intuition that the source of social problems is ... More

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