The Religion and Spirituality in Society Journal

Latest publications:
Embodying Job’s Disinterested Righteousness: A Hermeneutics of Suspicion as the Satan’s Gift to Refine Christian Motives

Pursuing ethics solely for heavenly rewards distracts from the real struggles of life. It is by contemplating the satan’s charge and Job’s righteousness that more meaningful questions for ethics arise.

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Published online: September 2, 2015

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Retheorizing Critical and Reflective Religious Education in Public Schools

I discuss retheorizing Critical and Reflective Religious Education in Public Schools.

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Published online: September 2, 2015

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Medieval Voices, Modern Mystic: The Continuing Tradition of Female Mystical Writing in the 20th Century Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska

St. Faustina's Diary engages a mystical discourse with Jesus. But do these 21st century saint's visions reflect a medieval, mystical, literary tradition from writers such as Julian of Norwich?

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Published online: August 6, 2015

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The Russian Orthodox Church and Social Movement Protests: Is Unity Possible?

The Church and social movements distance themselves from each other. Church opinions of the Putin’s regime discredited it. As a result, protesters did not consider it a valuable ally.

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Published online: July 30, 2015

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Journeys of Purpose: A Review of Literature about Work and Spirituality

This review of literature gathers wisdom about the nature of work and spirituality to provide a context from which greater understanding can occur about a journey of purpose through work.

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Published online: July 30, 2015

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An Association of Beliefs in Divine Intervention and Moral Foundations

An online survey showed a relationship between belief in intervening divine imagery and moral foundations.

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Published online: July 30, 2015

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Socio-political Impacts of Messianic Beliefs on the Abu Muslim Revolution during the Umayyad Dynasty

Messianism possesses a specific place in the political thought of Persian.

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Published online: July 24, 2015

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From Sectarian to Holistic- The Practice of Meditation in Modern Japan

Christian organizations in modern Japan have benefited from the integration of meditation practices into their religious observances as they have assimilated to Japanese culture and society.

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Published online: July 24, 2015

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Restoring a Rhythm of Sacred Rest in a 24/7 World: An Exploration of Technology Sabbath and Connection to the Earth Community

This phenomenological and multidisciplinary study of perspectives on rest suggests how technology Sabbath might foster personal and planetary well-being in a 24/7 world.

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Published online: June 29, 2015

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Zero Information Practice: The Foundation of Spiritual Experience

An information-based perspective explains how spiritual experience can be sui generis yet also continuous with normal experience. The theory finds support in both scientific and religious perspectives.

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Published online: June 11, 2015

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