A charge and sermon together with an introductory discourse

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The major includes a set of core requirements and two areas of concentration. Fourth-year Chinese readings on special topics. Others go directly into the workforce, often starting near the bottom and using their skill set to work their way up! Many of the topics are relevant to contemporary public debates, including controversies over censorship, sexual violence, gay and lesbian sexualities, transgender identities and politics, abortion, and sexually transmitted diseases. [ more ] As slaves and free women, activists, domestics, artists and writers, African Americans have played exciting and often unexpected roles in U.

Tea in China: A Religious and Cultural History

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The evidence suggests this form of religious practice is actually more harmful than no religion: religion directed toward some end other than God, or the transcendent, typically degenerates into a rationalization for the pursuit of other ends such as status, personal security, self justification, or sociability. The essay demonstrates an understanding of the ... The following information may be useful in helping you think about possible choices for your first year papers, and once you have made your choices, it will certainly be useful in terms of perpearation for the course.

An answer to a scurrilous pamphlet, called Donatus

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Heo Gyun, Korean Gardens: Harmony with Intellect and Nature (London, UK: Saffron Books, 2005) Sourcebook of Korean Civilization, Volume II (New York: Columbia University Press, 1996) (Also available in paperback as Sources of Korean Tradition, II) Don Baker, Chang Yun-shik and Seok Hyun-ho, co-editors, Korea Confronts Globalization, (Routledge, 2008) Don Baker, Larry DeVries, and Dan Overmyer, co-editors, Asian Religions in British Columbia (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2010) “From Pottery to Politics: The Transformation of Korean Catholicism,” in RELIGION AND CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY IN KOREA, edited by Lew Lancaster and Richard Payne, Institute for East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1998.

Ancient Judaism: Biblical Criticism from Max Weber to the

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In a Washington Post article, Robinson Professor of Public Affairs Steven Pearlstein describes the challenge of convincing incoming students' parents of the value of liberal arts education. Constitution, and the abolitionist movement, which led to the Emancipation Proclamation and the women’s suffrage movement. (B) Each school district shall require that, during Celebrate Freedom Week or other week of instruction prescribed under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, students in Grades 3-12 study and recite the following text: “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness–That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.” (8) Students identify and discuss how the actions of U.

An Inquiry Concerning the Origin of Christianity (Cambridge

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Possible areas of specialization include Christianity in antiquity, medieval or late medieval Christianity and/or early Reformation Christianity. We will explore topics such as the aristocratic heritage of the city-state, the effects of pervasive war on Greek society, the competitive spirit in political and religious life, the confrontations with the East, the relationship of intellectual culture to Greek culture as a whole, Greek dependence on slavery, and the diversity of political and social forms in the Greek world.

How to Read a Graveyard: Journeys in the Company of the Dead

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Well, it leaves us with a lot of questions in need of investigation: Just what do we mean by "religion"? As Marian Wright Edelman puts it, “Education is not just about making a living. Q:I am a strict catholic and wish to pursue a career as a minister in my local church. A descriptive and analytic investigation of the figure of Satan, beginning in the Hebrew Bible and proceeding through Jewish intertestamental literature, the New Testament, and the Qurâ��an to Mormon texts and popular western culture.

A companion to the Lord's table. Declaring plainly the

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Subfield of Women's and Gender Studies would be a welcome addition. Recent dissertation topics in Islamic Studies include: Sufi Thought and Practice in the Teachings of `Ala` al-dawla al-Simnani; The Greeks in Medieval Islamic Egypt: A Melkite Dhimmi Community under the Patriarch of Alexandria, 640-1095; The Fabulous Gryphon; an Early Maghribine Work by Ibn al-`Arabi; Slavery in Islamic Law: An Examination of Early Maliki Jurisprudence; Between Mysticism and Messianism: The Life and Thought of Muhammad Nurbakhsh: The Qur`an Commentary of al-Tha`labi; Mystical Language and Theory in the Sufi Writings of al-Kharraz; The Travels and Teachings of Makhdum-i Jahaniyan Jahangasht; Ahmad Ghazzali: Mystical Poet and Philosopher of Medieval Islam.

Discourses concerning the perfections of God; in which his

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Smart defines this practice as somewhat “dialectical” and “involves trying to present the beliefs, symbols, and activities of the other… from the perspective of that other.”(pg3) Smart explains the reason for this is “that we have to make his or her ‘other’ worldview and meanings available to the consciousness and culture of ourselves.”(pg3-4) While we can acknowledge that these concepts represent a spectrum in academia. The student understands the effects of the interaction between humans and the environment in Texas during the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

The Royal Psalter: or, King David's meditations, selected

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Graduates of these programs know how to provide spiritual guidance, interpret religious texts, and respond to current topics from a spiritual perspective. RLST 390BV - The Gnostics: Secret Gospels from the Egyptian Desert This course will explore the non-canonical ancient Christian writings discovered in 1945 at Nag Hammadi in Egypt. I bet that the VAP will end up with this. Recognizing that the lives of men, like those of women, were governed by gendered rules and expectations, we will explore a wide range of medieval masculinities, paying close attention to the processes by which manhood could be achieved (e.g. martial, spiritual, sexual), and to competing versions of manliness, from the warrior hero of the early middle ages to the suffering Christ of late medieval religion.

Contemporary Alternative Spiritualities in Israel (Palgrave

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Finally, you will complete a 15,000-word dissertation on an agreed topic which relates to the history of any of the areas covered by the course. A. program in Religious Studies requires a minimum of 35 graduate credit hours. Here, you’ll learn about yourself as you study others: Where do your ideas and values come from? In Dreams: A Reader on the Religious, Cultural, and Psychological Dimensions of Dreaming, edited by Kelly Bulkeley. Applications should contain CV, cover letter, three letters of recommendation, writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.