This thesis examines the regulations of religious symbols in public spaces in England and France. It contends that these cannot be understood just by reference to historical and cultural contexts, and argues they can only be more fully explained by t... Read More about Religious symbols in public spaces: the politics of regulation in England and France.
Anti-Sorosism: Reviving the 'Jewish World Conspiracy' (2022)
This chapter presents a Discourse-Historical Analysis (DHA) of the antisemitic conspiracy theory at the heart of ‘anti-Sorosism’. Anti-Sorosism is a term used to label the global campaign against George Soros, a Jewish American philanthropist of Hung... Read More about Anti-Sorosism: Reviving the 'Jewish World Conspiracy'.
The nineteenth-century American, Mary Baker Eddy, is well known in the United States for having founded the religion Christian Science, but she is not generally regarded as philosopher, let alone an original one. This dissertation argues that she is... Read More about Radical idealism and empirical metaphysics in the work of Mary Baker Eddy.
Religion on an Ordinary Day in UK News: Christianity, Secularism and Diversity (2021)
This article examines representations of religion on an ordinary day in British newspapers, 17 September in 2013, 2014 and 2015, as part of an international comparative study. Taking as its sample The Times, the Metro and a local newspaper, the Manch... Read More about Religion on an Ordinary Day in UK News: Christianity, Secularism and Diversity.
Religion on an Ordinary Day: An International Study of News Reporting (2021)
This article provides an introduction to an international study of religion on an ‘ordinary day’ in the news. Taking as its sample newspapers in the UK, Finland, Australia and Canada on 17 September in 2013, 2014 and 2015, the study aimed to provide... Read More about Religion on an Ordinary Day: An International Study of News Reporting.
Financial Accountability and Religious Sentiments: The Case of Sukuk Bond (2021)
This study bridged the gap in the literature by exploring the overlaps between public financial accountability and religious sentiments. Previous studies have considered accountability in specific religions and religious organisations through the exp... Read More about Financial Accountability and Religious Sentiments: The Case of Sukuk Bond.
The struggle for queer people to be recognised as full sexual citizens continues to be thwarted by the existence of religious exceptions to equality law. These exceptions reactivate and legitimise the historical oppression of queer people, who have l... Read More about The Queer, the Cross and the Closet: Religious Exceptions in Equality Law as State-Sponsored Homophobia.
RATIONALE: The field of mass gathering medicine has tended to focus on physical factors in the aggravation and mitigation of health risks in mass gatherings to the neglect of psychosocial factors. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to explore perspectives... Read More about Mass meets mosh: Exploring healthcare professionals' perspectives on social identity processes and health risks at a religious pilgrimage and music festivals..
Kant’s Religion as a Response to the Pantheism Controversy: Between Mendelssohn and Jacobi (2021)
This paper places Kant's Religion within the Bounds of Bare Reason within the historical context of the pantheism controversy between Mendelssohn and Jacobi. I argue that reading Religion with this context in mind shines new light upon passages conne... Read More about Kant’s Religion as a Response to the Pantheism Controversy: Between Mendelssohn and Jacobi.
Rational and Natural Theology in Anne Conway’s Principia (2021)
This paper gives an account of the religious epistemology and theological working methods used in Anne Conway’s Principia Philosophiae antiquissimae et recentissimae (1690). It is argued that the epistemic foundations of Conway’s philosophical theolo... Read More about Rational and Natural Theology in Anne Conway’s Principia.
This chapter explores literary representations of believers’ baptism published during the English Revolution. It focuses, in particular, on two surviving testimonies recounting participation in the ordinance originating in Fifth Monarchist communitie... Read More about Believers’ Baptism, Commemoration, and Communal Identity in Revolutionary England.
We theorized that competitive victimhood – the tendency to see one’s ingroup as having suffered more than the outgroup as a result of a prolong conflict– may function strategically as a psychological mechanism to justify violent actions against the o... Read More about Threatened Hence Justified: Jewish Israelis’ Use of Competitive Victimhood to Justify Violence Against Palestinians.
Ritual Morphospace Revisited: The form, function, and factor structure of ritual practice (2020)
Human rituals exhibit bewildering diversity, from the Mauritian Kavadi to Catholic communion. Is this diversity infinitely plastic or are there some general dimensions along which ritual features vary? We analysed two cross-cultural datasets, one dr... Read More about Ritual Morphospace Revisited: The form, function, and factor structure of ritual practice.
Tactical interventions in online hate speech: The case of #stopIslam (2020)
This article sets out findings from a project focused on #stopIslam, a hashtag that gained prominence following the Brussels terror attack of 2016. We initially outline a big data analysis which shows how counter-narratives – criticizing #stopIslam –... Read More about Tactical interventions in online hate speech: The case of #stopIslam.
Anne Conway and George Keith on the ‘Christ Within’ (2017)
This paper explores the influence of early Quaker theology on the philosophy of Anne Conway, as presented in her The Principles of the Most Ancient and Modern Philosophy (1690). We begin by exploring Conway’s rejection of the remnants of Cartesianism... Read More about Anne Conway and George Keith on the ‘Christ Within’.
Using Content Analysis, this study investigated the coverage of the Trojan Horse news story aiming to ascertain whether its representation by the British press emphasised ‘Islamist extremism’ over ‘poor school governance’. The sample coverage was ext... Read More about The Devil is not in the Detail: Representational absence and Stereotyping in the Trojan Horse News Story.
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