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    • Can Technology Forestall a Secular Future? 

      Maciejewski, Jeffrey J. Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society. vol. 18, 2019. )
      Recent research has presented evidence that among demographic groups, Millennials are reporting reduced levels of religious affiliation, of religiousness, or of religiosity. This has led some to characterize this decline ...
    • Pope Francis and Amoris Laetitia: Reform of Catholic Sexual Ethics? 

      Salzman, Todd A.; Lawler, Michael G. Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society. vol. 18, 2019. )
      There is a long-noted anthropological and methodological divide between Catholic social and sexual ethics. We argue in three cumulative sections that Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia moves towards an anthropological and ...
    • Reforming Muslim Politics: Rashid Rida’s Visions of Caliphate and Muslim Independence 

      Wood, Simon Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society. vol. 18, 2019. )
      Muhammad Rashid Rida (1865-1935), a prolific writer and publisher who was also politically active, is generally known to Western readers as a Syrian or Lebanese-Syrian Islamic modernist. He is particularly associated with ...
    • Prophetic Rebuke in Acts: Calling for Reform Rather than Rejection of Israel 

      Boesenberg, Dulcinea Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society. vol. 18, 2019. )
      Paul’s quotation of the prophet Isaiah and subsequent announcement that he will proclaim the gospel to the Gentiles in the final verses of the Acts of the Apostles has been read as evidence that the mission to the Jews has ...
    • What’s Reformed about Reform Judaism? Halakhah and Public Embodiment 

      Imhoff, Sarah Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society. vol. 18, 2019. )
      This article proposes a twist to the traditional halakhah-centered story of what is different about Reform Judaism: I suggest that even though we might describe American Reform Judaism’s distinctiveness as its approach to ...
    • Reforming the Reforms: Doctrine in a Time of Ecumenism 

      Hall, H. Ashley Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society. vol. 18, 2019. )
      The article affirms that the contemporary ecumenical agreements (especially between Roman Catholics and Lutherans) are the result of extensive study and exhaustive dialogue at an institutional level. The author’s thesis ...
    • Augustine’s Changed Interpretation of Romans 7 and His Doctrine of Inherited Sin 

      Burns, Patout Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society. vol. 15, 2018. )
      During Augustine’s first decade of commenting on the Pauline literature, he regularly used the mortality consequent upon the failure of the first humans in the paradise and the desires that arose from this weakened bodily ...
    • Love Actually: Modeling Amor in Augustine’s De catechizandis rudibus 

      Cameron, Michael Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society. vol. 15, 2018. )
      A Carthaginian deacon named Deogratias asked Augustine for advice on how to improve his teaching for inquirers. Augustine obliged by writing De catechizandis rudibus (On Instructing Beginners), a masterful survey of ...
    • From Exemplum to Sacramentum: Augustine’s Eschatological Hermeneutic of Salvation 

      Daley, Brian E., S.J. Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society. vol. 15, 2018. )
      Augustine always cherished a strong hope in the fulfillment of human life and history and in God’s coming judgment. He remained agnostic about the time of history’s end, or what the signs of its nearness would be, but held ...
    • Evil and the God of Augustine 

      Kenney, John Peter Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society. vol. 15, 2018. )
      In the introduction to the book he was writing at the time of his death, Bill Harmless spoke of Augustine’s meditations on evil and its origins in the self-made darkness of the human heart. This paper reflects on this ...
    • Orthodox Perspectives on Saint Augustine 

      Roddy, Nicolae Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society. vol. 15, 2018. )
      It is not unusual in Orthodox circles to hear Augustine of Hippo mentioned in polemical if not pejorative terms – that is, if discussed at all. Until very recently, the prevailing general narrative in modern times is that ...
    • Expanding the Heart: Graced Desire 

      Fitzgerald, Allan Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society. vol. 15, 2018. )
      This article presents Augustine’s reflections on how the heart is stretched by welcoming God in the midst of difficulty. Divine initiative and human response are intertwined in beautifully mysterious ways. This reflection ...
    • Keeping Custody of the Eyes: Dangers of the Gaze in Augustine’s Consideration of Visual Images 

      Jensen, Robin M. Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society. vol. 15, 2018. )
      Augustine’s concern about the influence of witnessing brutal spectacles upon the human soul is expressed when he recounts his friend Alypius’s addiction to the arena in Confessions, Book 6. He elaborates this concern in ...
    • “Stretch Yourself on the Rack of Your Heart” (S. 13.7): Reality, Spirituality, and Emotions in Augustine’s Imagery 

      Drobner, Hubertus R. Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society. vol. 15, 2018. )
      When transmitted in writing sermons lose most of the actual contemporary context of their oral delivery. However, the rhetorical images used by the preacher may provide a key to access state of mind and emotions of both ...
    • An Augustinian Theology of the Heart’s Privacy 

      Kolbet, Paul R. Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society. vol. 15, 2018. )
      A contested line between the public and the private is well attested in Augustine’s writings and runs through every human society and individual human heart. What Augustine calls “privacy” involves a movement where the ...
    • Not so Alien and Unnatural After All: The role of Privation and Deification in Augustine’s Sermons 

      Rosenburg, Stanley P. Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society. vol. 15, 2018. )
      One typically reads that deification, or theosis, was the view held among the Eastern churches and something quite foreign to the West. In such works one finds Augustine presented as the preeminent champion of ransom theory ...
    • Doxology and Loving Knowledge in Augustine’s De doctrina christiana Book 1 

      Harrison, Carol Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society. vol. 15, 2018. )
      This paper will explore why Augustine persists in using the categories of signs and things and use and enjoyment, even though they give rise to so many difficulties and proved so inimical to what he actually wanted to say ...
    • Augustine’s Tragic Vision 

      Blowers, Paul M. Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society. vol. 15, 2018. )
      This essay explores Augustine’s capacity to accommodate a tragic vision of human existence within his interpretation of the Christian revelation. Broadly speaking, for Augustine, sacred history combines the tragic necessity ...
    • In Memoriam: Memory and Imitation in Augustine and Athanasius 

      Smith, Zachary B. Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society. vol. 15, 2018. )
      Compositions moved Augustine, and nowhere is that more evident than in his Confessions. I argue that in this late-fourth-century biography-cum-protreptic, Augustine tries to replace earlier philosophical (Cicero’s Hortensius) ...
    • Augustine and the Anthropocene 

      O'Keefe, John J. Supplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Society. vol. 15, 2018. )
      The term "Anthropocene” has recently emerged as part of an effort to name the geological impact of modern humans. For some, this “recent human age” is a “Good Anthropocene,” an opportunity for humans to finally assume their ...