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Abstinence and Marriage in Contemporary Evangelical Protestantism: An Analysis Using Bisexual Theory
This project uses bisexual theories of Majorie Garber and Clare Hemmings to look at the identity categories of “wife” and “virgin,” as employed by contemporary North American evangelical Protestant traditions. Through ...
Søren Kierkegaard's Self-Affirming Moral Philosophy and its Relationship to Charles Taylor's Notions of Relativism and Authenticity
This essay seeks to deny Alasdair MacIntyre’s charge that Kierkegaard’s ethical theory, as laid out in Either/Or, lies at the heart of contemporary moral problems similar to what Charles Taylor himself sees plaguing western ...
Resistance, Complicity and Transcendence: A Postcolonial Study of Vivekananda's Mission in the West
In this study, I examine the figure of Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902), a sanyassi who traveled to America, England, and France, becoming one of the first Hindus to articulate his religion in the West. I argue that Vivekananda’s ...
A Dangerous Form of Belief: An Analysis of Alfred Rosenberg's Mythus of the Twentieth Century as an Example of a Modern Form of Religion
This paper examines the thought of the Nazi ideologist Alfred Rosenberg as it is contained in his book, The Mythus of the Twentieth Century. I examine the spiritualized racism he describes in the Mythus as a distinctly ...
Progressive Christians as Neo-Literalists: The drive for “intellectual integrity” in contemporary Christianity
Contemporary religious discourses have inherited from modern secularised scientific debates a literalistic worldview in which statements and events are judged to be either true or false and religion is defined as the ...