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Coming Soon: ‘The śrāddha: The Development of Ancestor Worship in Classical Hinduism by Dr. Matthew Sayers

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘The śrāddha: The Development of Ancestor Worship in Classical Hinduism’ by Dr. Matthew Sayers – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: The association of Hinduism with reincarnation is well-known, but this connection obscures a long tradition of ancestor worship. The ritual texts of the Vedic and later Hindu traditions describe in detail the procedure … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘Divine Presence in Ancient Near Eastern Temples by Prof. Michael Hundley

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Divine Presence in Ancient Near Eastern Temples’ by Prof. Michael Hundley – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: This article addresses ancient Near Eastern conceptions of divine presence in the realm of the temple, considering evidence from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Hittite Anatolia and Syria-Palestine. It analyzes the perceived religious function of ancient Near Eastern temples, … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘Buddhists and Violence: Historical Continuity/Academic Incongruities by Prof. Michael Jerryson

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Buddhists and Violence: Historical Continuity/Academic Incongruities’ by Prof. Michael Jerryson – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: Within the last several decades, there has been a surge in Buddhist-influenced conflicts in places like the Tibetan region of China, Myanmar, Thailand and Sri Lanka. Every religious system has had violent instances. In many ways, the … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘“THE ROLE OF PLATONISM IN AUGUSTINE’ S 386 CONVERSION TO CHRISTIANITY” by Dr. Mark Boone

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘“THE ROLE OF PLATONISM IN AUGUSTINE’S 386 CONVERSION TO CHRISTIANITY”’ by Dr. Mark Boone – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: Augustine’s conversion to Christianity in A.D. 386 is a pivotal moment not only in his own life, but in Christian and world history, for the theology of Augustine set the course of theological … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘A ‘gigantic struggle between believers and those without God’? Catholicism in the Spanish Second Republic, 1931-9 by Mr. Richard Ryan

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘A ‘gigantic struggle between believers and those without God’? Catholicism in the Spanish Second Republic, 1931-9′ by Mr. Richard Ryan – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: In Spain today the place of the Catholic Church and the role of the Catholic faith under the Spanish Second Republic (1931-9) remain one of the most … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘Marriage in American Muslim Communities by Prof. Juliane Hammer

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Marriage in American Muslim Communities’ by Prof. Juliane Hammer – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: Marriage in its relation to religion, specifically Islam, is intrinsically linked to questions of sexual and gender norms. U.S. Muslim communities , extremely diverse in their backgrounds, negotiate marriage in their discourses on a spectrum that constructs “American” … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘‘The Imperial Spirit’: British Fascism and Empire, 1919-1940 by Mr. Paul Stocker

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘‘The Imperial Spirit’: British Fascism and Empire, 1919-1940′ by Mr. Paul Stocker – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: This article analyses the relationship between British fascism and Empire during the interwar period. Based on the premise that historians have neglected the imperial dimension of fascist ideology in interwar Britain, a brief review of … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ”Between Politicised Religion and Political Religion: Interwar Fascism and Religion Revisited’ by Mr. Eliot Assoudeh

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ”Between Politicised Religion and Political Religion: Interwar Fascism and Religion Revisited” by Mr. Eliot Assoudeh – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: The following article surveys the relationships between fascist ideology and religion in interwar Europe. First, it provides a working definition for the term ‘clerical fascism’ through the exploration of 14 case studies … Continue reading

Coming Soon: ‘A Touristic Angle of Vision: Tourist Studies as a Methodological Approach for the Study of Religions by Dr. Thomas Bremer

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘A Touristic Angle of Vision: Tourist Studies as a Methodological Approach for the Study of Religions’ by Dr. Thomas Bremer – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT: Studying religions through the framework of tourist studies destabilizes conventional notions of “religion” and introduces new questions for historians and other scholars who study religions in the … Continue reading