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515 research outcomes, page 1 of 52
  • publication . Article . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Seunghye Lee;
    Publisher: MDPI AG

    Material evidence from late medieval China attests that Buddhist of the Wuyue kingdom and Liao empire participated in the pan-Buddhist practice of dhāraṇīs and, more specifically, the cult of textual relics. What formed the basis of the cult is the Sūtra of theDhāraṇī o...

  • publication . Article . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Helen Harris; Gaynor Yancey; Kimberly Dawson; Jess Gregory;
    Persistent Identifiers
    Publisher: MDPI AG

    The question of LGBTQ+ inclusion in churches is rapidly becoming an open conversation in congregations and denominations seeking answers in policy and practice. As society is engaging the question of LGBTQ+ rights in the courts, denominations are addressing LGBTQ+ inclu...

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  • publication . Article . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    William Hasker;
    Persistent Identifiers
    Publisher: MDPI AG

    This article addresses the main argument in James Sterba’s book, an argument which claims that the existence of a good God is logically incompatible with the evil in the world. I claim to show that his main premise, MEPRI, is implausible and is not a secure foundation f...

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  • publication . Article . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Peter Admirand;
    Publisher: MDPI AG

    Turning to the novels, Les Misérables, The Brothers Karamazov, and The Plague, this article focuses on theist–atheist encounters within fiction as guides and challenges to contemporary atheist–theist dialogue. It first provides a discussion of definitions pertinent to o...

  • publication . Article . 2021
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Karin Jarnkvist;
    Persistent Identifiers
    Publisher: MDPI AG

    In the 21st century, the Church of Sweden has lost its dominant position regarding the ritualization of births, marriages, and deaths in Sweden. Above all, name giving ceremonies, civil weddings, and civil funerals have become more common. The purpose of this article is...

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  • publication . Article . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Amin Al-Astewani;
    Persistent Identifiers
    Publisher: MDPI AG

    A whirlwind of developments have unfolded in the UK since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has subsequently instigated an intensely animated debate among British Muslim religious leaders about the contentious and sensitive topic of mosque closure, producing...

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  • publication . Article . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Liyakat Takim;
    Publisher: MDPI AG

    Many contemporary scholars claim that erstwhile juristic determinations were intertwined with the socio-political realities in the eighth and ninth centuries, the classical period of Islamic law. They also maintain that although the Qur’an is a divinely revealed and imm...

  • publication . Article . 2021
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Tianyu Lei;
    Persistent Identifiers
    Publisher: MDPI AG

    This study traces the trajectory of the Wenshu Monastery’s revival during the reform era of China. In this special but duplicable case, we generalize three key strategies employed by the Wenshu Monastery to enhance its reputation and status—the binomial system, centrali...

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  • publication . Article . 2021
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Kim Harding; Abby Day;
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    Publisher: MDPI AG

    In Great Britain, “religion or belief” is one of nine “protected characteristics” under the Equality Act 2010, which protects citizens from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. This paper begins with a discussion about a 2020 ruling, “Jordi Casamitjana ...

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  • publication . Article . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Marco Demichelis;
    Publisher: MDPI AG

    “Muhammad is not the father of any one of your men; he is God’s messenger and the Seal of the Prophets: God knows everything.” (33:40). The deconstruction of the concept of “the Seal of the Prophets” through identifying its different spiritual-historical meanings is par...

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