The Religion and Spirituality in Society Journal

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"Pay to Caesar the Things of Caesar": Contesting Judeo-Christian Secularism and Neo-colonial Legitimation

This article challenges the Judeo-Christian secularist appeal to Jesus's injunction to "pay to Caesar the things of Caesar" as a legitimation of US neo-imperialism.

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Published online: November 29, 2016

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Bridging the Gap in the African-Ibibio Socio-Religious Landscape: Spirituality and the Social Justice Paradigm in Luke’s Gospel

Despite the intense religiosity of the African-Ibibio society, its social reality remains largely inhumanising. How this gap is exposed and bridged depends on the resource. The people’s cosmology is evaluated.

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Published online: November 29, 2016

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The Soul, Addiction, and Sin Taxes

This article discusses Thomas Aquinas’ understanding of the passions and affections of the soul as they relate to addiction and sin taxes.

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Published online: November 11, 2016

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Pan-Africanism versus Afro-Christian Protestantism: Jamaica’s National Identity

This article examines the relationship between Black racial consciousness and Christianity in Jamaica and demonstrates that Protestantism provided the political center and group identity for Black Jamaicans.

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Published online: October 26, 2016

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Balancing Law and Belief: The Dichotomy of the Mortal and the Immortal

This is a critical review of balancing the needs of religion with the needs of charity law in contemporary society, where both law and religion are of fundamental importance.

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Published online: October 26, 2016

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Secularization Signs in Shi’ite Clergymen’s Everyday Life: A Case Study in Tehran, Iran

The present work tries to look for signs of secularization in the everyday lives of clergymen by obtaining experience and perceive as reality about this ‎phenomenon in their awareness structure.

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Published online: October 24, 2016

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Rediscovering the Value of Initiation Rites: The African Perspective

This article addresses the rediscovery of initiation rites. It has realized that initiation rites of African traditional religion also contain the gospel values for liturgical inculturation and evangelization.

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Published online: October 13, 2016

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Black Church Leaders’ Attitudes about Seeking Mental Health Services: Role of Religiosity and Spirituality

African Americans underutilize the mental health system because of the historical legacy of slavery and racism. Those with higher levels of spirituality and religiosity do not seek mental health services.

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Published online: September 6, 2016

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Protest As Prayer: Paul Ricoeur and the Surplus of Political Meaning

This is a theoretical work of religious philosophy using Paul Ricoeur's developing thought on symbols, metaphors, and narrative and explores its possibilities for understanding a comparison of protest and prayer.

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Published online: August 17, 2016

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The Misrepresentation of Christianity Caused by Colonialism: The Canadian Experience

F. Scott Fitzgerald once said that the mark of genius is the ability to hold two opposite ideas in the mind at the same time.

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Published online: August 8, 2016

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