Month: May 2010

Conflict in Corinth: Redefining the System (Studies in

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Levinas reacted against the main tendencies of Western philosophy and religious thought and as a result shaped novel, powerful, and challenging ways of understanding philosophy, religion, ethics, and politics. n In this course, we will examine works from every stage of Levinas's career, from his early study of Husserl and Heidegger to the emergence of his new understanding of the human condition and the primacy of ethics, the face-to-face encounter with the human other, the role of language and the relationship between ethics and religion, and finally his understanding of Judaism and its relationship to Western philosophy.

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The Faith Healers

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The Bachelor of Science degree program provides the student with a hands-on foundation in the fundamentals of the geosciences. To obtain a Master's degree, a student must complete 30 semester credit hours beyond the Bachelor's degree and a professionally bound Masters thesis 50 pages 8½ x 11 typewritten double spaced (approximately 25,000 words). Of the 11 best studies, eight (73%) reported significant positive relationships [ 82 – 85 ]. For clergy, certain types of knowledge may be important to some employers.

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The Knowledge that Leads to Wholeness

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And thus, the potential for informal learning is endless. Let it simply be asked, Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice? Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 33 (2), 203-206. The article contains scholarly discussions of both Modernity in general as well as the Mennonites and their relationship to Modernity. "Tradition," focusing on the relationship between "tradition" and modernity, is one of the Reith Lectures, given in 1999 by Anthony Giddens, the director of the London School of Economics.

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The Case for God

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Some conduct detailed biological studies of the brain, others explore how we process information; others analyze the role of evolution, and still others study the influence of culture and society. Trivers forwarded the theory that gender differences in sexual behavior have a genetic root. How do they resolve conflicts that arise within everyday affairs? This degree takes into account that students will be coming from varied academic backgrounds and welcomes this diversity. Genesis 3:1ff - After Eve sinned, she urged Adam to sin likewise.

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Modern Psychology and Ancient Wisdom: Psychological Healing

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Schachter and Singer believed that emotions come both from physiological stimuli and the cognitive interpretation of that stimuli. Attain a better understanding of themselves, their values and what ultimately makes them happy and fulfilled. The February 2015 shooting of three Muslim college students at Chapel Hill, N. My studies are very relevant to my daily life and work, often when I find myself reflecting on my time at SHU, I think that pursuing a degree in Religious Studies was one of the best decisions I made. ~ Kelly Leather, Director of Events, Communications and Volunteers at Inspirica, Stamford, CT

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The Extra Mile: A 21st century Pilgrimage

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Many people have a bias one way or another. However, a sense of free will must be given in order for religion to appear healthy. Finding new ways to work together, to discover more, to break down boundaries, and change the world we live in… that’s what the College of Arts and Sciences is about. Nadina Gardner (The National Endowment for the Humanities) & Dr. Theology is a relatively academic subject, and students often go on to study at postgraduate level, conducting research into a broad range of subjects and topics.

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God Is Watching You: How the Fear of God Makes Us Human

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Researchers studied more than 1,700 couples to find that those in which both partners had high levels of materialism exhibited lower marital quality than couples with lower materialism scores. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus I. Having a more cohesive and supportive social network and interpersonal relations derived from their religious involvement and spiritual resources will in turn enhance their psychological and cognitive resources because a cohesive and supportive social network will strongly socialize an individual to have similar psychological and cognitive characteristics (Hewitt, 1991; Peterson & Hughey, 2004).

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The Ego and the Bible: Stories of Divinely Intended Ego

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Educational Psychologists whom reside in the K- 12 setting focus the majority of their time with Special Education students. Thomas, and from modern writers, such as Jorge Borges. The Bible says such people cannot please God. By reducing stress and depression through more effective coping, R/S may produce a physiological environment that has favorable effects on cognitive functioning. Areas of Study at UCSB: Ancient Greco-Roman Religions, Early Christianity, Archaeology.

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Born Believers: The Science of Children's Religious Belief

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Bauermeister, “Religiosity and marital stability among Black American and White American couples,” Family Relations, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 186–197, 2008. We contacted other experts in the field, including several members of APA's Division 36 (Psychology of Religion), to obtain their support and suggestions for relevant research and case studies. By studying religious beliefs and practices, they embark on a journey to understand one of the most complex aspects of the human experience and the primary expression of humanity's quest to find meaning and purpose.

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Why Don't God's People Get It?: An Exploration of God's

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It was determined that “belonging to a religious collective was associated with a strong protective effect". [83] Not only do religious people tend to exhibit healthier lifestyles, they also have a strong support system that secular people would not normally have. Our specialty - training people for the work of the ministry. In the Catholic tradition of the quest for greater understanding, the Religious Studies Department helps students develop critical appreciation of their own traditions and those of others. “Instead of looking at what you’re ‘supposed’ to believe, we go back to the text.

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