Subjects -> RELIGION AND THEOLOGY (Total: 839 journals)
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RELIGION AND THEOLOGY (561 journals)                  1 2 3     

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'Ilu. Revista de Ciencias de las Religiones     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Acta Patristica et Byzantina     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Acta Theologica     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Acta Universitatis Carolinae Theologica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Addin     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in the Study of Information and Religion     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
AJS Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Al-Adyan     Open Access  
al-Afkar : Journal For Islamic Studies     Open Access  
Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Albertus Magnus     Open Access  
Aleph Historical Studies in Science and Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Alue ja Ympäristö     Open Access  
Amasya Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi / Review of the Faculty of Divinity of Amasya University     Open Access  
American Journal of Theology & Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44)
Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Analecta Bollandiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Andrews University Seminary Student Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Andrews University Seminary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Annales Canonici     Open Access  
Annales Missiologici Posnanienses     Open Access  
Annali di Scienze Religiose     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Annals of the University of Bucharest : Philosophy Series     Open Access  
Annuaire de l'Ecole pratique des hautes etudes. Section des sciences religieuses     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Antiquite Tardive     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ANZTLA EJournal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Apocrypha     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Approaching Religion     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Arab Law Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Arabic Sciences and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Archiv für Religionsgeschichte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archive for the Psychology of Religion / Archiv für Religionspychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Aries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Artuklu Akademi     Open Access  
Arys: Antigüedad, Religiones y Sociedades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asbury Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Asian Philosophy: An International Journal of the Philosophical Traditions of the East     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Augustinian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Augustinianum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Catholic Record, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Humanist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Religion Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Baha'l Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bible Translator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Biblica et Patristica Thoruniensia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblical Interpretation A Journal of Contemporary Approaches     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Bijdragen     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bilimname     Open Access  
Bioethics Research Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Black Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Bozok University Journal of Theology Faculty     Open Access  
Buddhist Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Buddhist-Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Bulletin d’études Orientales     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Bulletin for the Study of Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Caderno Teológico da PUCPR     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers d’études du religieux     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d’études du religieux. Recherches interdisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Caminhando     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Çanakkale Araştırmaları Türk Yıllığı     Open Access  
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Catholic Social Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Chôra : Revue d’Études Anciennes et Médiévales - philosophie, théologie, sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Christian Bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Christian Perspectives in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Christian Spirituality and Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Church Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Church History : Studies in Christianity and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 79)
Church History and Religious Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
Church, Communication and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Religión/Ciências Sociais e Religião     Open Access  
Clotho     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Comparative Islamic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Conspectus : The Journal of the South African Theological Seminary     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Contagion : Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contemporary Islam     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Contemporary Islamic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Contemporary Jewry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Conversations In Religion & Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Covenant Quarterly     Open Access  
Critical Research on Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Crosscurrents     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cuestiones Teológicas     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Çukurova University Journal of Faculty of Divinity     Open Access  
Çukurova University Journal of Turkology Research     Open Access  
Cultural Encounters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Culture and Religion: An Interdisciplinary Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Cumhuriyet İlahiyat Dergisi / Cumhuriyet Theology Journal     Open Access  
Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Currents in Biblical Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dansk Tidsskrift for Teologi og Kirke     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Darulfunun Ilahiyat     Open Access  
Dead Sea Discoveries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Der Islam     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Diaconia : Journal for the Study of Christian Social Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Diakrisis Yearbook of Theology and Philosophy     Open Access  
Dialog: a Journal of Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Dialogue - A Journal of Mormon Thought     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Die Kerkblad     Full-text available via subscription  
Die Welt des Islams     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
DIN : Tidsskrift for religion og kultur     Open Access  
Dini Araştırmalar / Journal of Religious Studies     Open Access  
Dios y el Hombre     Open Access  
Doctor virtualis     Open Access  
Downside Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
e-Makalat Mezhep Araştırmaları Dergisi     Open Access  
e-Theologos     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Early Christianity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
EarthSong Journal: Perspectives in Ecology, Spirituality and Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ecclesia : Studia z Dziejów Wielkopolski     Open Access  
Ecclesial Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Ecclesiastical Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ecclesiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
El-Hikmah     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Eleutheria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Elpis - Czasopismo Teologiczne Katedry Teologii Prawosławnej Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku     Open Access  
Entangled Religions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Epistemology & Philosophy of Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Erasmus Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Estudios Eclesiásticos. Revista teológica de investigación e información     Open Access  
Estudos de Religião     Open Access  
Estudos Teológicos     Open Access  
ET-Studies : Journal of the European Society for Catholic Theology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Études d’histoire religieuse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
European Journal for Church and State Research - Revue européenne des relations Églises-État     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
European Journal for the Study of Thomas Aquinas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Jewish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Evangelische Theologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Exchange     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Expository Times     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Extrême-Orient Extrême-Occident     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Faith and Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Fieldwork in Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Filosofia Theoretica : Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Firaset Dergisi     Open Access  
Forum Exegese und Hochschuldidaktik: Verstehen von Anfang an     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Forum Philosophicum     Full-text available via subscription  
Franciscan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Franciscanum. Revista de las ciencias del espíritu     Open Access  
Fronteiras : Revista de Teologia da Unicap     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Geschichte in Köln     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Global Forum on Arts and Christian Faith     Open Access  
Göttinger Predigtmeditationen     Hybrid Journal  
Harvard Theological Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 79)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Hiphil     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hispania Sacra     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
History of Religions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Hitit Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi / Journal of Divinity Faculty of Hitit University     Open Access  
Holy Land Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Homiletische Monatshefte     Hybrid Journal  
Horizons     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Horizons in Biblical Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Horizonte : Revista de Estudos de Teologia e Ciências da Religião     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
HTS Theological Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
IBDA' : Jurnal Kebudayaan Islam     Open Access  
IKON     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Illumine : Journal of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society Graduate Students Association     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
IMAGES     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Implicit Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
In die Skriflig / In Luce Verbi     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indo-Iranian Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Inferensi : Jurnal Penelitian Sosial Keagamaan     Open Access  
Innes Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Interações : Cultura e Comunidade     Open Access  
Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intermountain West Journal of Religious Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Bulletin of Mission Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal for Philosophy of Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
International Journal for Religious Freedom     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal for the Psychology of Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Christianity & Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Latin American Religions     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Middle East Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 72)
International Journal of Philosophy and Theology     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Practical Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Public Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Systematic Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
International Review of Mission     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Studies in Catholic Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Interpretation : A Journal of Bible and Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Intiqad : Jurnal Agama dan Pendidikan Islam     Open Access  
Irish Theological Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Islamic Law and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Ius Canonicum     Full-text available via subscription  

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International Journal of Latin American Religions
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           their Communities of Origin
    • Abstract: Abstract Modern Jewish immigration from Syria to Argentina was part of a much larger immigration movement, in which Jews, Christians, and Muslims took part—from the Ottoman Empire and from Mandatory Syria to North and South America in 1880–1930. Although the Jewish immigrants to Argentina fit into the modern world from an economic standpoint, in sociocultural terms, they chose the old world. In the absence of an established community setting, they voluntarily established frameworks very similar to those in their cities of origin because only thus did most of them know how to be Jews. While their immigration physically distanced them from Aleppo and Damascus, it did not nullify their connection with their hometowns. The borders of these cities seemed to stretch beyond their geographical location to embrace all Jewish immigrants from the same city in every corner of the world. This article, based on the Halakhic literature from the first half of the twentieth century, examines two aspects of the integration of Jewish immigrants from Syria in Argentina: the Halakhic issues that vexed them from the beginning of their settlement in Argentina and their reliance on rabbis who came from their communities of origin. The Jewish immigrants’ connection with these sages delayed their acclimation for many years and in numerous cases somewhat prevented the blurring of their pre-immigration identity. It also promoted the preservation of the original identity among their second- and third-generation offspring.
      PubDate: 2019-09-03
       
  • Jose Luis Perez Guadalupe: ENTRE DIOS Y EL CESAR: EL IMPACTO POLITICO DE
           LOS EVANGELICOS EN EL PERU Y EN AMERICA LATINA (Between God and Cesar: the
           Political Impact of Evangelicals in Peru and Latin America)
    • PubDate: 2019-08-13
       
  • Muslim AmeRícans: Puerto Rican Muslims in the USA and the Need for More
           Cosmopolitan Frames of Analysis in the Study of Islam and Muslim
           Communities in the Americas
    • Abstract: Abstract This article seeks to contribute to the study of Islam and Muslims in Latin America and the Caribbean by considering broader geographies in the Americas and viewing these communitiesin light of hemispheric dynamics of movement, encounter, interaction, and exchange. This article seeks to do so in two distinct ways: first, by presenting the narratives of Puerto Rican Muslims’ everyday cosmopolitan lives in the USA in the context of movement, migration, transnational connection, and solidarity between and across borders and boundaries in the Americas; second, by suggesting that telling such transnational tales not only expands our view of what it means to be Muslim in the Americas, but also that it helps broaden our understanding of what it means to be Muslim in a cosmopolitan age. To do so, this chapter highlights four different narratives from among Puerto Rican Muslims in the USA as a way to situate their significance in the narrative of Islam and Muslim communities in the Americas as a whole: first, that of Youssef Ali Abdullah in Staten Island; second, Danny Khalil “al-Portorikani” in Yonkers; third, the impact of Hurricane Maria in 2017 on the Puerto Rican Muslim community in the New York and New Jersey area as a whole; and fourth, through the story of the founding of Alianza Islámica in Spanish Harlem in the 1980s. These narratives were sourced during my fieldwork in New York City in summer 2016 and fall 2017 and as part of a broader ethnographic research project with Puerto Rican Muslims in the USA, in Puerto Rico, and online.
      PubDate: 2019-08-06
       
  • Religious Tourism and Religious Monuments: the Politics of Religious
           Diversity in Brazil
    • Abstract: Abstract This article addresses the issue of religious tourism and the controversies around the construction of new religious monuments in Brazilian cities. First, I analyze a recent call made by the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism to all cities aiming at “the strengthening of religious tourism”. The results of that call show that “religious tourism” has been a way for Catholicism to maintain its hegemony at a moment when the presence of other religious groups is increasing in Brazil. In the second part, the article focuses on the case of the Brazilian town of Imbituba where a 46-m-high Catholic monument is being constructed on a hill. The municipality’s response to the protests of local Evangelical communities against the Santa Paulina’s monument has been the building of another religious monument. This second monument, located in the city center, represents a Bible. I analyze the official discourses by the municipal authorities to show how they reinforce the idea of a Christian identity. Both monuments and tourist sites are approached as entry points to discuss broader issues related to religious diversity and its urban governance.
      PubDate: 2019-07-15
       
  • The emergence of a Syriac Orthodox Mayan Church in Guatemala
    • Abstract: Abstract The establishment of a Syriac Orthodox archdiocese in Guatemala (including other countries in Latin America) in 2013 further complicated an already fragmented Guatemalan religious landscape. Under the leadership of a former Roman Catholic priest, now a Syriac Orthodox bishop, a religious renewal movement emerged in 2003, which was excommunicated in 2006 by the Roman Catholic Church. In 2013, the movement joined the Syriac Orthodox Church, whose Patriarch resides in Damascus, Syria. Members of this archdiocese are almost exclusively Mayan in origin, mostly live in poor, rural areas, and display charismatic-type practices. The communities that first joined this movement were located in areas severely affected by the armed conflict (1960–1996); but it subsequently attracted more diverse communities, including the cofradías (religious lay brotherhoods). This article studies the emergence of a Syriac Orthodox Church (SOC) in Guatemala, and argues that becoming Syriac Orthodox allowed these diverse communities to reconcile different aspects of their local world (traditional and charismatic practices, enhanced lay leadership, local Mayan identity) and its very shortcomings increased its attractiveness. This paper adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and draws upon diverse sources, including fieldwork in Guatemala and Los Angeles, to capture voices both inside and outside the archdiocese. While the Pentecostal and Catholic Charismatic movements in Guatemala have already attracted scholarly attention, the appearance of Orthodox Christianity on a large scale raises new questions.
      PubDate: 2019-07-03
       
  • Reviewer Acknowledgments 2018
    • PubDate: 2019-06-01
       
  • Interview: José Luis Perez Guadalupe
    • Abstract: Abstract An interview with Mr. José Luis Perez Guadalupe, author and organizer of the books Entre Dios y el César: El impacto político de los evangélicos en el Perú y América Latina (2017) and Evangélicos y Poder en América Latina (2018), about the influence of Pentecostalism in America Latina’s political scenery, especially in Brazil.
      PubDate: 2019-06-01
       
  • Judaism and Islam in Latin America and among Latin-American Immigrants
    • PubDate: 2019-06-01
       
  • Rocha, Cristina, 2017. John of God: the globalization of Brazilian faith
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    • PubDate: 2019-06-01
       
  • Conference report—XIX Jornadas sobre Alternativas Religiosas en
           América Latina
    • PubDate: 2019-06-01
       
  • Morales, Harold D.: Latino and Muslim in America: race, religion, and the
           making of a new minority
    • PubDate: 2019-06-01
       
  • New Age Spirituality in Argentina: Cultural Change and Epistemological
           Challenge
    • Abstract: Abstract This article analyzes a form of spirituality known as New Age in Argentina and argues that the heterogeneous space of current spiritualties is the cause and effect of a sociocultural transformation that goes beyond the religious field in form and content, challenging both the supposed dominant position of Catholicism and secularism that characterizes Argentinean culture. To this end, and taking into account a historical dimension, our analysis indicates how these spiritualities condense a constellation of languages and experiences of energy, positive philosophy, ecology, vegetarianism, and personal growth, focusing on personal autonomy and immanence. Secondly, the work emphasizes how the phenomenon of massification of this type of practices forces us to rethink both the changes that have occurred in the “religious field” and the epistemological foundations that inspire this kind of analysis, and even the concept of religion itself as associated with explicit belief systems and the church as privileged traits.
      PubDate: 2019-06-01
       
  • Latino Muslim by Design: Names, Descriptions, and Identity Politics
    • Abstract: Abstract Identity-based associations or organizations help to mobilize diverse individuals toward liberation, to combat injustices, and to provide mutual support. Despite these advantages, there are significant practical and conceptual difficulties to identity politics. This paper thus seeks to critically engage Latino Muslim identity politics as emerging from contexts of marginalization and from complex relations between Latino Muslims and the scholars who work with them
      PubDate: 2019-06-01
       
  • The Framing of Kirchnerism Among Jewish Ethnic Entrepreneurs: a Case of
           the Interrelation Between Ethnicity and Politics
    • Abstract: Abstract The paper aims at contributing to the studies on religion and politics in Latin America by analyzing the interrelations between Judaism and Kirchnerism in Argentina. In order to accomplish its objectives, the author analyzes the discursive production of ethnicity in both the Llamamiento Argentino Judío and Jewish newspaper Comunidades. These two cases have been chosen because of their placement in opposing sides of the political spectrum. While the Llamamiento sustains Kirchnerist governments, Comunidades expresses a kind of interrelation between Judaism and politics that we have called ethnic anti-Kirchnerism. The study of these processes allows us to reflect on several issues such as: (1) Jewish integration into the national society, (2) the relevance of Jewish affairs in the Argentinean political setting, and (3) the relevance of available political identities in the making of the Jewish field.
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  • Brazilian but Jewish: Religious Conversion and Mismatched Identities
    • Abstract: Abstract Throughout Brazil, a growing number of former Christians have been turning to Judaism in recent years. As many are not accepted as Jewish by Jewish institutions in the country, they have begun to form communities of their own in various urban centers. This paper explores the socio-religious identification practices of one such emergent community, located in Brasília, the nation’s capital. It argues that in the Brazilian context, an understanding of religious identification requires a consideration of nationalist ideologies. It takes up Robbins’s (2004) theoretical account of conversion as a syncretic process to propose that members of the community in Brasília continually reconcile their Jewishness with their Brazilianness. For Brazilian hopeful converts to Judaism, Jewishness and Brazilianness often are perceived to be mutually incompatible; claiming both at the same time is ideologically problematic. To manage this sense of dissonance, Brazilians who wish to become Jewish engage in a continuous semiotic negotiation between the two forms of identification.
      PubDate: 2019-06-01
       
  • The Nur Ashki Jerrahi Tariqah in Mexico City: a Branch from
           Istanbul’s Halveti Jerrahi Tariqah
    • Abstract: Abstract This article aims at focusing on the facts and agents which made the establishment of the Nur Ashki Jerrahi tariqah in Mexico City possible, as a branch from the Halveti Jerrahi tariqah in Istanbul. With this in mind, I will discuss the presence of Sufism in the American continent in order to delve into the history that allowed the encounter between Lex Hixon and Shaykh Muzaffer Ashki al-Jerrahi in 1978, in New York City. This moment, recorded in the Islamic prayer spaces of the Nur Ashki Jerrahi communities in Mexico City and New York City, is the starting point in the story that paves the way for a new branch of the tariqah of Istanbul. More than 30 years later, Lex Hixon and Shaykh Muzaffer Ashki al-Jerrahi are still remembered in Mexico given their openness towards the feminine and towards all other sacred traditions which are part of a single trunk, while expressing themselves in various branches.
      PubDate: 2019-06-01
       
  • Religion and Traditional Social Elites: Argentinean Federal Judges’
           Current Practices, Beliefs, and Justification Ways
    • Abstract: Abstract This article focuses the link that federal judges in Argentina have with Catholicism. To that end, based upon biographical sociology, ways of religious socialization, link with the institution, and modes of legitimatization are reconstructed herein. Thus, the authors aim at contributing to two discussions. On one hand, the discussion about contemporary socio-religious transformations and, on the other, the discussion about the features that characterize the state elites in such regard. That allows us to know, to some extent, both the features of a collective that is strategically positioned in the local level and the manifestation of certain global trends.
      PubDate: 2019-06-01
       
  • Muslims in Brazil and Mexico: a Comparative Quantitative Analysis
    • Abstract: Abstract This study aims to analyse the socioeconomic and demographic profiles of Muslims living in Brazil and Mexico based on the data provided by the Brazilian and Mexican Demographic Censuses, both conducted in 2010. First, we provide a brief history of the Muslim presence in the two most populous and economically relevant countries of Latin America. Subsequently, their socioeconomic and demographic profiles are drawn from the following variables: number of followers, country of birth, gender, age, state of residence, education, and occupational situation in the labour market. Finally, we present conclusions regarding the possible association of each demographic profile with the maintenance of Islamic religiosity in such minority contexts.
      PubDate: 2019-06-01
       
  • Cultural and group differences in mediumship and dissociation: exploring
           the varieties of mediumistic experiences
    • Abstract: Abstract The mental state of mediums has often been explained in the anthropological, psychological, and psychiatric literature in terms of dissociative trance. Even though mediumistic experiences involve, by definition, many of the elements of experiences referred to as dissociative, there is some controversy about the role played by dissociation in mediumistic practices and there are few cross-cultural studies on the phenomenology of mediumship. Despite its influential contributions to elucidating the clinical and neurophysiological correlates of dissociative experiences, the biomedical model has been criticized for its emphasis on psychopathological aspects of experience and the superficial consideration of cultural and psychosocial factors at the origin of mediumistic experiences, particularly in non-clinical contexts. In this paper, we review the evidence pertaining to a series of psychiatric and anthropological investigations of mediumship carried out in Brazil and abroad in order to illustrate how group and cultural differences impact the phenomenology, definitions, and meanings attributed to mediumistic experiences. To do so, we explore the differences that exist (1) between mediums from the same religious affiliation, (2) between mediums from different affiliations, and (3) between mediums from different cultural contexts, focusing on a comparison of cases from Brazil and the UK. We argue that mediumistic experiences and beliefs are highly variable across (and even within) cultures to support a single and monolithic classification. Based on multiple evidentiary sources, we challenge the pathologically oriented biomedical model of mediumship by pointing out the complexity and diversity of these experiences and mediumship’s many cultural interpretations and phenomenological variations. We conclude with a discussion of the implications of the studies reviewed for the definition of mediumship in terms of dissociation and trance.
      PubDate: 2019-06-01
       
  • Drawing the Boundaries of Non-Catholic Religions in Argentina and Brazil:
           Conversion to Islam and the Return to Orthodox Judaism ( Teshuva )
    • Abstract: Abstract On the basis of ongoing research, this article attempts to advance a comparative perspective of conversion to Islam and return to Orthodox Judaism in two different national Catholic contexts: Argentina and Brazil. It aims to shed light on the plausibility of changing from one way of life to another in both monotheistic religions. At the center of this exploratory study are two conversion-led movements: Jewish religious revival (teshuva) and the emergence of Muslim convert communities in Buenos Aires, with some references to San Pablo as well. This comparative approach examines the dynamics reshaping religious frontiers within both communities: one awakening and legitimizing an ethno-national diaspora of “religion as heritage,” in contrast with the other, which is expanding “religion as belief” among non-Arabic people. The illustrations of similarities and differences when adopting alternative beliefs focus on symbolic devices framing the borders of both communities, as well as the dynamics of adopting traditional modalities. Transformations in the meaning of identity and belonging in both non-Catholic groups are assessed in relation to the frameworks of diversity and multiculturalism in the national social contexts of both countries.
      PubDate: 2019-06-01
       
 
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