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Admission Requirements: In accordance with the Department of Religious Studies, all students are required to complete an MA before beginning coursework toward their Ph. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. This course is an introduction to the Qur'an. What is generally accepted is that there appears to have been a real person behind the mythology—a nephew of the hated king Kamsa of Mathura (in northern India)—who lived, by most accounts, a somewhat care-free life (he was especially adept with the flute), though one marked by all sorts of extraordinary events.

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Topic 32: The History of Chinese Language and Translation. The political, social, and cultural relationship between North and South Korea, and between the Koreas and the United States, since 1945. The successful Master of Arts graduate: Exhibits a nuanced understanding of the key terms and methodologies of the diverse subfields within the academic study of religion, including knowledge of diversity and development within these subfields; is able to articulate and apply in depth a particular methodology to a specific religious question or topics.

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Although each student's major work for the year will be the writing of a thesis in consultation with an individual advisor, students are also required to meet in the context of the thesis seminar in order to present and critique each other's proposals and drafts and to discuss common problems in the research and design of a long analytical essay. Japanese Buddhism is well-known for its very loose interpretation of monastic precepts and ordinations.

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Students can expect an individualized mentoring culture aimed at facilitating their specific interests and academic goals. The practice of Religion is a powerful antidote to many of our nation's pressing social problems, many of which have reached historically high proportions. Postgraduate study may enable you to explore aspects of religious studies in greater depth or to study a new subject. All attest to the value that religious communities placed on Old English verse, also found in their preservation of poetic manuscripts and in the presence of verse in religious texts previously assumed to be only in prose (for a dramatic example, see Roberts 2006 ).

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Only one of the following may be counted: Ancient History and Classical Civilization 330 (Topic: The Dead Sea Scrolls), 330 (Topic 1), History 364G (Topic 3), Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 4), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 321 (Topic 17), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 13), 342 (Topic 23), Religious Studies 353D. Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.

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The course demonstrates how economically, culturally, and politically, African Americans shaped and were shaped by the historical landscape of the nation. In what ways do these studies complement traditional diplomatic histories that privilege the study of power in the international arena and to what extent are they a separate venture all together? Jerusalem remains a religiously significant and contested site today with Islam, Judaism, and Christianity all having a vested interest. How do ideologies (e.g., nationalism, secularism, communism) shape the way minorities understand themselves and how society understands them?

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The change of aesthetics in data representation of the environmental sciences in the 20th century — from the sublime aesthetics of pictorial depictions of aurorae to the mechanical aesthetics of numbers and symbols — is part of Elena Aronova ’s research on the history of environmental archives during the Cold War. “Pobladores” reading La Republica plebeya. (Click for Prof. A 1985 study indicated that if the mother and father have deep, competing differences toward religious belief and practice, their children are more likely to use or abuse alcohol than are children whose parents do not differ on matters of religion.

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This professorship was established in October 1989 by Gertrude P. Please note: all Module Handbook information is subject to change pending faculty approval. The historical, cultural, and religious settings of the texts, as well as their theological intent, will be examined. Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Northern European art from the International Style to van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch.

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Church, State, & Schools: Issues in Education & Religion. 4 Units. Those who had ceased religious practice divorced 2.5 times more frequently than those who continued to attend religious services. [21] Paul Amato, a leading authority on the sociology of divorce from Pennsylvania State University, concluded that a possible increase in religious practice among some already existing marriages might have offset the negative effects of the overall decrease in religious practice among many other Americans.

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Applicants are required to apply online ( http://facultyjobs.ua.edu ), submitting a cover letter, C. He studied in Rome, Antioch, Constaniople and spent five years in a Syrian monastery and learned Hebrew there. Although a certain percentage of people in many countries classify themselves as nonreligious in surveys, there are few data indicating how many of these fit the passive "nonreligious" criteria described above, versus those who actually do contemplate such matters, but simply have their own personal philosophy and no stated affiliation with an organized religion.

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