Does God's all-encompassing will restrict our freedom? Does God's ownership and mastery over us diminish our dignity?
The fear that God is a threat to our freedom and dignity goes far back in Western thought. Such suspicion remains with us today in our so-called secular society. In such a context any talk of God tends to provoke responses that range from defiance to subservience to indifference. How did Western culture come ... more
Graciela Susana Boruszko
A Literary Map of Spain in the 21st Century is a unique scholarly publication that participates in the debates of literary researchers by exploring the linguistic and literary map of Spain in the twenty-first century. Each chapter is centered in a particular cultural and linguistic area of Spain; and there the study extrapolates to other regions of interest. This book covers all or at least most of the sociolinguistic and ... more
Candice Ortbals and Lori Poloni-Staudinger
This book explores how gender intersects with political violence, and particularly terrorism. We ask how gender relations and understandings of femininity and masculinity influence political violence, which includes politics related to terrorism, state terrorism, and genocide. We investigate how women cope with and influence the politics of terrorism and genocide. The book’s goals are descriptive and analytical. We (1) describe in what ways women are present (and/or perceived ... more
Craig Detweiler, Robert K. Johnston, and Barry Taylor
Elvis Presley. Andy Warhol. Nike. Stephen King. Ellen DeGeneres. Sim City. Facebook. These American pop culture icons are just a few examples of entries you will find in this fascinating guide to religion and popular culture. Arranged chronologically from 1950 to the present, this accessible work explores the theological themes in 101 well-established figures and trends from film, television, video games, music, sports, art, fashion, and literature. This book is ... more
Joel S. Fetzer and J. Christopher Soper
Responding to the “Asian values” debate over the compatibility of Confucianism and liberal democracy, Confucianism, Democratization, and Human Rights in Taiwan, by Joel S. Fetzer and J. Christopher Soper, offers a rigorous, systematic investigation of the contributions of Confucian thought to democratization and the protection of women, indigenous peoples, and press freedom in Taiwan. Relying upon a unique combination of empirical analysis of public opinion surveys, legislative debates, public school ... more
Author: Jennifer H Christy
A sermon based on Hebrews 2.10-18, delivered by Jennifer Hale Christy at the Camarillo Church of Christ.
Author: Maureen A Weston
Categories: Dispute Resolution, Sports Law
This Article explores the impact of federal disability laws on the NCAA's authority to apply its initial academic eligibility requirements to learning-disabled student-athletes. Part II provides an overview of the three primary federal laws governing students with learning disabilities. Part III describes the NCAA and the standards and processes it ... more
Author: Michael A Helfand
Categories: Law & Religion, Dispute Resolution, Constitutional Law, Jewish Law
This article considers how rabbinical courts play an important gap-filling role by providing parties with a forum to adjudicate a subset of religious disputes that could not be resolved in court. Under current constitutional doctrine, civil courts cannot adjudicate disputes that turn on religious doctrine and practice. By ... more
Author: Ellen C. Caldwell
Categories: Visual Studies, Arts Writing
In 2014, Ellen C. Caldwell received a Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs grant to travel to Bali. During her arts residency at Yayasan Bali Purnati, she met and interviewed artists and began a series of writing about their work.
Please explore this time and process with Caldwell in Kate Johnson ... more
Author: Maureen A Weston