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Cybernetics and Religion  

Noreen Herzfeld

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Dec 2015
Cybernetics is the study of systems of control and communication. While often used to refer to control systems in or by machines, such as computers, cybernetic theory can be applied to ... More

The Debate between Martin Luther and Erasmus  

Robert Kolb

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Mar 2017
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Christianity
Martin Luther and Desiderius Erasmus played somewhat significant roles in each other’s lives. Their early relationship is not free from a sense of the serious differences that divided ... More

Desire, Love, and Romance in the Hebrew Bible  

J. Cheryl Exum

In the Hebrew Bible human sexual desire is, for the most part, constructed as male and as dangerous. In the patriarchal economy of ancient Israel, in which women were subordinated to men ... More

The Distinction between Law and Gospel in Martin Luther’s Theological Development  

Charles P. Arand

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Mar 2017
Martin Luther’s insistence on the proper distinction between law and gospel in theology marks one of his most important contributions to the Reformation movement and subsequent Protestant ... More

Dzogchen  

Sam van Schaik

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Aug 2016
Dzogchen, often translated as “the great perfection,” is a tradition of meditation practice and poetic literary expression in Tibetan Buddhism. Though its origins lie in Indic Buddhism, ... More

Early Christian Worship  

Paul F. Bradshaw

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Mar 2015
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Christianity
The forms of Christian worship changed and developed considerably during the first four centuries of its existence, not least from a distinctive local or regional diversity to an ... More

Emotion in American Religions  

John Corrigan

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Sep 2015
Emotion is an important part of religions in America. There is great diversity among emotional styles. Some groups are highly emotional, others relatively low in emotional expression, and ... More

Emotions and Experience in Martin Luther  

Pekka Kärkkäinen

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Oct 2016
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Christianity
Martin Luther’s view of emotions is firmly based on traditional language. He prefers to use affect as a general term for emotional phenomena, which includes general inclinations of love ... More

Erotic Representations of the Divine  

Yudit Kornberg Greenberg

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Dec 2016
Erotic representations of the divine occupy a pivotal place in religious myths, poetry, liturgy, and theology. Reading eros as a category of religious love highlights its ubiquitous ... More

Eucharistic Liturgy and Theology  

John Baldovin

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May 2015
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Christianity
The Eucharist is a liturgical meal of bread and wine, which is almost always preceded by a service of reading the Scriptures. Christians attribute the origin of the Eucharist to Jesus ... More

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