The Religion and Spirituality in Society Journal

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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and Daoist women in Hong Kong finds that the demarcation between submission and liberation in spiritual attainment are no longer applicable, but misleading.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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Sakyong Mipham’s Shambhala as a Playful Road to an Enlightened Society

This study examines Sakyong Miphham's strategies and successes in creating a social movement for an "enlightened society."

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Published online: June 22, 2016

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Carbon-based Brain, Consciousness, Christianity, and the Choices Related to the Cessation of Life

The epistemic awareness of being and non-being and the existential choice to live or die poses an existential question—is death, like birth, an imposition?

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Published online: June 3, 2016

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Faith and Religious Considerations in the Effective Operation of a Higher Education Campus in Singapore

A case study conducted at a university campus in Singapore found that including the staff's spiritual beliefs in campus organization was crucial to the effective operation of the campus.

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Published online: May 31, 2016

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Can States Exist Without Gods?

This essay discusses possible future states of the world in which gods do not exist. Scientific ignorance among the masses prevents human progress by inhibiting reason.

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Published online: May 24, 2016

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Hindu Spirituality: A Theory for Everything

This paper is about Hindu worldview and a pragmatic theory of cosmopolitianism for modern living.

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Published online: May 18, 2016

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Missions and the Powers: Transactions for Religio-cultural Change among the Yoruba in the Nineteenth Century

This is a study of the roles of Yoruba traditional authorities (religious and political) in moderating change among the people in the nineteenth century.

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Published online: May 13, 2016

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