Category: Religion – Religion and Peace Studies

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The ZEA and the ZED: Examining Zones of Ethical Agreement and Disagreement between Premillennial Dispensationalism and a Realism Approach to International Relations

The eschatological belief of Premillennial Dispensationalism has been a cornerstone of the fundamentalist evangelical belief system in the United States. As will be discussed in this presentation, the ideological claims in Premillennial Dispensationalism have a history of permeating foreign policy despite the fact that International Relations is typically characterized by a more secular paradigm. Premillennial

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The Relationship of Religious Orientation with Happiness and Resilience and the Mediational Role of Locus of Control

The goal of the study was to study the relationships between intrinsic and extrinsic religious orientations, and happiness and resilience and to test the meditational role of locus of control. Based on the review of literature, it was hypothesized that intrinsic religious orientation will have a positive correlation with both the dependent variables: happiness and

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Are the Devotions of the Passion of Jesus in Macau Still a “Dangerous Memory”?

Among the multiple images used to promote Macau as a touristic destination, we can find some related with the Christian traditions, in particular with the Catholic devotions to the Passion of Christ and the cult of the Virgin Mary. Discussing the concept of “dangerous memory” as proposed by Johann Baptist Metz and analyzing the rituals

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The Power of Nonviolence in Procuring Lasting Sociopolitical and Economic Change: A Christian Ethical Perspective

The world-wide phenomenon of violence today has become a dominating issue of profound concern among ethicists and social science scholars. Violence often finds breeding grounds where there is injustice and inequality. The issues of the place of violent actions in unjust systems and whether or not we should embark upon violent actions to bring about

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The Millennial Inventory: A New Instrument to Identify Pre- Versus Post- Millennialist Orientation

Millennialism is an influential topic in peace studies and religious literature, and is generally divided into the following two subcategories: premillennialism and postmillennialism (Galtung, 1965, 1985; Kay, 1999; Mason, 2004). Premillennialists subscribe to the belief that Christ will initiate the beginning of the millennial age (Galtung, 1964). Postmillennialists believe that Christ will come after the