The Religion and Spirituality in Society Journal

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The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society , Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2017

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Issue: Print [Authors Only]

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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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Denial or Sustenance? Hong Kong Women’s Spirituality in Face of Life Crises

An examination of the experience of Christian and Daoist women in Hong Kong finds that the demarcation between submission and liberation in spiritual attainment are no longer applicable, but misleading.

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Published online: August 3, 2016

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Mystical Qur’anic Exegesis and the Canonization of Early Sufis in Sulamī’s “Ḥaqāʾiq al-Tafsīr”

This paper investigates how hadith master Sulamī established Sufi saints as qur'anic authorities in eleventh century Persia by claiming a genealogical link to the first generation of Muslims.

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Published online: July 27, 2016

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Jesus' Teaching on Divorce: Lessons for Fruitful Feminist Engagement with Society

This paper argues against the opinion that Christianity is inherently misogynist and patriarchal. It demonstrates how Christianity’s core message is liberation from every form of oppression, including gender-based ones.

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Published online: July 8, 2016

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Music in Religion, Religion in Music: Christian Faith and Confucian Filial Piety in the Lifeworld Practices of Two Musician-Educators

This phenomenological study examined the relationship between faith community and socialization. It investigated two musician-educators’ lifeworld practices as educational leaders, focusing on the interplay between religion, music, stewardship, and identity.

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Published online: June 29, 2016

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