Category: Education

An Ethology of Religion and Art: Belief as Behavior (Routledge Studies in Religion)

Theorizing the Relation of Religion and the Arts

I have recently worked in a number of related areas in the study of religion, completing several articles and a book focusing on a reconsideration of the philosophy of religion, especially through a reconsideration of the relationship of religion and art. These articles concern a very broad reappraisal of the academic study of religion. However, growing from this is a […]

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Elijah Contends Against The Priests Of Baal

Understanding the Prophets in the Bible

Notes from Dr. Bryan Rennie’s Religion 101 Class The Contents of the Jewish Scriptures The Prophets, contains materials relating to the entry into Canaan (i.e. relating to events as early as c. 1200 BCE). The earliest written texts cannot predate the monarchy, however. That is, c. 1020 BCE. The collection of the texts of the Nevi’im was not completed until […]

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A 12th-century Byzantine manuscript of the Hippocratic Oath

Basic Principles in Medical Ethics

Western medicine was founded on our Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman heritage, where the sanctity of life and the dignity of the human person are paramount for decision-making in patient care. Patients place their trust in physicians and nurses to care for them in a compassionate and ethical manner, and we have a moral obligation to properly fulfill that role. Although the […]

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The Wounded Body of Christ: Social Trauma in Pastoral Care (Image Western Australia by Pinterest)

The Wounded Body of Christ: Social Trauma in Pastoral Care

It was a frigid evening as I stepped off the inter-campus bus and onto the familiar brick pavement of our campus, shivering as I went. On days like this when it was so cold it almost hurt, I would not refuse help to speed up the walk across campus. Soon, I was approached by a gentleman who kindly offered me […]

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We forget Joseph toiled to find a place for Mary to give birth. We don’t remember how Our Lady suffered the wintry cold. We feel comfortable when we recall the cave where Christ was born. But it doesn’t cross our mind that the straw the Infant slept on “probably stank as old straw stinks in stables”. (Image by  Br. Josemaría Guzmán-Domínguez, O.P.)

The Poorest of the Poor

The Lord has commanded us to assist the poor. This is not an option. How shall we do it? One of the paradoxical results of obsessive political agitation is that it makes political discussions almost impossible. Imagine someone on a sickbed, afflicted with a disease that makes the lightest touch upon the skin feel like a thorn or a lighted […]

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Indifference to Doctrine

Indifference to Doctrine

If the church is to understand and confess sound doctrine, reject unbiblical doctrines, and dispose of unbiblical presuppositions and doctrinal misunderstandings, we must begin by repenting of our indifference to doctrine. Without sound doctrine, we are doomed. The proper study of doctrine is not easy. It takes time, a lot of hard work, and much prayer. For those reasons, many […]

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Image by Jorge Luis Baños/IPS

Journals Opening up to Science Expertise from South

Global travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak are accelerating a trend towards research publications focussed on the global South, publishers say. It means the days of fly-in-fly-out field work may be winding back for researchers from developed countries. While the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted some research programmes, the pause offers opportunities to develop greater, more equitable collaboration […]

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The End of Enlightenment and the First Globalisation

The End of Enlightenment and the First Globalisation

Editorial Credit(s): Daniel Kibsgaard The book Terrorists, Anarchists and Republicans tells a story of republican crisis at the end of the eighteenth century. It is sometimes assumed that there was a renaissance of republican theory during this era. There are certainly theoretical developments with regard to how to create a republic in a large state, as evinced by events in […]

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President Trump at a White House discussion of school reopenings this week. (Credit...Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times)

U.S. Schools, U.K. Jobs, Hagia Sophia: Your Thursday Briefing

GOOD MORNING. WE’RE COVERING THE DISPUTE OVER REOPENING U.S. SCHOOLS, A $38 BILLION PLAN TO SAVE BRITISH JOBS AND A CRACKDOWN ON PROTESTERS IN SERBIA. Schools become a flash point in U.S. reopening debate President Trump is at odds with his own public health experts over how to safely reopen schools in the fall, as coronavirus infection numbers in the […]

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No Better Time Than Now to Serve Your Medical Mission at ECWA Hospital Egbe, Nigeria

No Better Time Than Now to Serve Your Medical Mission at ECWA Hospital Egbe, Nigeria

For More Information Contact Kandi Burgess by email or by phone at: (828) 278-1575. Specialties Needed Anesthesiology, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Dentistry, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neonatology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Registered Nurses. Hospital Website http://www.egbehospital.org Hospital Website http://www.egbehospital.org Mission Organization Serving In Mission (SIM) Location Evangelical Church Winning All Hospital or Egbe Hospital is located in […]

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