The Religion and Spirituality in Society Journal

Latest publications:
Varieties of Religious Environmentalism: Understanding the Theological Foundations of Environmental Concern among Christians and Muslims in Northeast Nigeria

This study used data from Northeast Nigeria to explore the various ways in which religious ideas inform pro-environmental action among Christians and Muslims in the region.

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Published online: June 5, 2017

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The Heart Dwells in Emptiness: On the Relationship between the Deep Heart of Zacharias and Hongzhi’s Empty Field

This article examines these two concepts, focusing on Orthodox writer Archimandrite Zacharias’ development of the notion of the deep heart and Chinese Chan master Hongzhi’s use of the empty field.

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Published online: May 26, 2017

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“Either Everything Is Sacred or Nothing Is”: Zadie Smith’s White Teeth as Postsecular Fiction

As an example of contemporary postsecular fiction, Zadie Smith’s novel White Teeth (2000) narrates the partial return of religion in our so-called secular age.

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Published online: May 25, 2017

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Pity for Stones? The New Confucian Ecological Turn and the Global Ethic Project

This article explores the compatibility of New Confucian "deep ecology" with the principles of Hans Küng’s Global Ethic Project.

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Published online: March 22, 2017

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Boko Haram: History, Ideology, and Goal

This article examines theories of origin of Boko Haram, its jihadist agenda, and its goal to establish a caliphate in northern Nigeria.

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Published online: March 17, 2017

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“I Am the Ghost Who E’er Denies”: An Exodus-based Biblical Sociology of Religion and Its Role in Society

This article argues that religion’s task is to imagine the otherness of the self and the world as a necessary dialogue partner in the social discourse and the public sphere.

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Published online: January 31, 2017

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Catholic, Anglican, and Puritan Representations of the Scholar as a Model of Martyrdom

This is a comparative analysis of Catholic and Protestant portrayals of learned men as martyrs.

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Published online: December 21, 2016

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An Integration of Thai Buddhist Monk Social Norms: Preventions and Solutions

This research aimed to study the historical background of Buddhist monks in Bangkok and surrounding provinces, examine the current circumstances and problems of Buddhist monks, and integrate social norms.

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Published online: December 9, 2016

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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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