The Religion and Spirituality in Society Journal

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Liturgical Traditionalism and Spiritual Vitality: Transforming Congregational Practices in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is attempting a fundamental transformation of its congregational culture, encouraging spiritual vitality in ways that stay true to its communal, liturgical tradition.

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Published online: April 11, 2016

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Baha’i Administrative Order: Towards the Social Construction of an Integrative Process

This study aims to focus attention on the Baha’i process of society building within its periodic context using Peter Berger’s conceptual framework.

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Published online: April 1, 2016

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Towards a Materialist Concept of the History of Science: Muslim Science Fuses East and West

This is a comparison of how ancient Greek and Indian sciences, under the influence of early Christianity, were combined into new medieval Muslim sciences.

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Published online: April 1, 2016

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Gospel-Culture Relationship of Traditional Filipino Religion and Catholicism

The indigenous Filipinos had their own worldview and religion before the Catholic missionaries came to the Philippines.Despite the limitations, the Catholic religion took root in the Philippines and prospered.

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Published online: December 16, 2015

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A Roman Catholic Perspective on Simple Case Assisted/Artificial Reproduction

This is an exploration of moral viability of simple case assisted/artificial reproduction (AIH) from a Roman Catholic perspective addressing language, moral methodology, inherent complications, and allocation of health care resources.

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Published online: December 16, 2015

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Saint Thomas Aquinas and Imam Al-Ghazali on the Attainment of Happiness

This paper examines the virtue theories of Saint Thomas Aquinas and Imam Al-Ghazali, both spiritual masters of the Catholic and Islamic faiths and inheritors of Aristotle’s philosophy of virtues.

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Published online: December 16, 2015

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Suffering, Self-Hate, and the Implicit Association Test: A Critical Assessment into the Zen Philosophy of Cheri Huber

Cheri Huber is a contemporary American Zen Buddhist. My paper explains her views on self-hate and it also provides an explanation as to why her views cause us discomfort.

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Published online: December 16, 2015

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Global Terrorism and Islamic Radicalization: An Analyses from Fethullah Gulen’s Perspective

Terrorism and Islamic radicalization has become a major concern for every citizen of the world. We discuss these issues from the perspective of Fethullah Gulen, prominent contemporary scholar.

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Published online: October 23, 2015

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Discourse and the Religious Imaginary: Apophatism in the Thought of Mohammed Arkoun and Ibn Arabi

Mohamed Arkoun’s description of the development of religious discourse and the thinkable/unthinkable dichotomy coincides with some mystical thought of Ibn Arabi. This can be a starting point for inter-religious dialogue.

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Published online: October 22, 2015

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The Curious Case of the Dancing Monks: Negotiating Tibetan Identity in Exile

This article attempts to decode an "incident" in 1982, parsing it for what it might indicate of the tensions of navigating sacred and secular practices for a community in exile.

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Published online: October 22, 2015

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