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Bible Verse Finder (bibref) Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. Religious Studies. Pagan Involvement in the Interfaith Movement: Exclusions, Dualities and Contributions. Exclusions, Dualities, and Contributions by Grove Harris I am a Witch; a Wiccan priestess if you prefer; a Pagan to use a larger religious categorization, with an M.Div. from Harvard.

Pagan Involvement in the Interfaith Movement: Exclusions, Dualities and Contributions

I walk in many social and spiritual realms. I am a feminist. As a young woman, I recognized in the writings of the activist Witch Starhawk my own reverence for nature and felt a homecoming to this tradition that honors my body and self as part of nature. I take a risk by naming my own particular religious minority, by expressing myself publicly in terms that I often restrict to like-minded community.

In this essay, I will raise issues about exclusion, duality, and pluralism, and highlight particular contributions of Paganism to the interfaith movement. Pagans have historically been misunderstood as the quintessential other, the personification of evil (as in devil worshiping—a Christian construct) or of amorality. National and International Interfaith Participation by Pagans Local Participation by Pagans Dr. Animus: The Canadian Journal Of Philosophy And Humanities.

Animus aims at a philosophical understanding of the works of Western civilization and contemporary views of these works.

Animus: The Canadian Journal Of Philosophy And Humanities

It seeks to promote a standpoint which is critical of dogmatic positions both within contemporary views and within the Western tradition itself. It considers relevant to its purpose not only studies of philosophical works in a stricter sense but also contributions to a clarification in the same spirit of theological, literary, political, scientific and other expressions of the tradition. Access to the journal is free. If you would like to receive updates on new site content or other Animus news, please enter your email address into the box at the bottom of the page and you will be added to the Animus email list. All articles in Animus, unless otherwise noted, are copyright of the original authors (all rights reserved). Please send questions or comments to: animusjournal@gmail.com. The Pluralism Project at Harvard University.

Journals. Nielsen's Psychology of Religion Pages. Welcome and Introduction[The general philosophy behind these pages] Announcements!

Nielsen's Psychology of Religion Pages

Announcements now are posted on My blog. Most recent announcements appear in the widget at the top of the right column on this page. Class Assignment: Defining Religion [Assignment for Dr. Nielsen's students, and anyone else interested in how psychologists define religion.] Happiness and Religion[A summary of research on religion's role in people's happiness.] Appalling Acts in God's Name [An Essay on religion-related abuse of children. Peace Psychology and Mormonism [by Michael Nielsen, reprinted from Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought] Religion's Role in the Terroristic Attack of September 11, 2001 [Religion was an important factor in the attack on New York City and Washington, DC.

Farewell to our Colleagues [Remembering our colleagues and their contributions.] Homosexual Candidates, the Seminary and the Priesthood [By Dr. A Perspective on Clergy Sexual Abuse [by Dr. The Hollow Curriculum [Dr. Back to top. Buddhism as a Psychological System, by G. Virtbauer. By Gerald Virtbauer, University of Vienna ©2008, Gerald Virtbauer Buddhism has become one of the main dialog partners for psychology since the second part of the last century.

Buddhism as a Psychological System, by G. Virtbauer

The reception of Buddhist psychological thought in the United States began primarily after the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, 1893, where writer and publisher Paul Carus was especially attracted by presentations of Zen Patriarch Shaku Soen. His main student, Suzuki Daisetsu Teitaro (usually known in the West as D. T. Though many statements of these early beginnings have been widely criticized in recent years, the importance of the dialog between Buddhism and psychology is not in question, contrarily it is growing and expanding. The situation today is different, as Buddhism has become a subject of intense study and research, in both Asian and Western countries, and an integrated element of many Western cultures itself.

Selected Bibliography General Austin, James H. 1998. Coleman, James William. 2001. Journal of Religion and Society. Electronic articles in the journal are cited (for example, in a footnote) as follows: Jane Smith, “Something New About Religion and Society,” Journal of Religion & Society 1 (1999), 3-5 [URL of the article].

Journal of Religion and Society

Articles or volumes in the Supplement Series are cited as follows: Pecora - Religion and Modernity in Current Debate - JCRT 4.2. Passage To India - Title Page. The Upanishads, Part 2 (SBE15) Index. Sacred Texts Hinduism Buy this Book at Amazon.com Contents Start Reading Page Index Text [Zipped] Part I | Part II Introduction | Katha-Upanishad | Mundaka Upanishad | Taittirîyaka-Upanishad | Brihadâranyaka Upanishad | Svetâsvatara Upanishad | Prasña Upanishad | Maitrâyana Brâhmana Upanishad Title PageContents Introduction IntroductionI: The Katha-UpanishadII: The Mundaka-UpanishadIII: The Taittirîyaka-UpanishadIV: The Brihadâranyaka-UpanishadV: The Svetâsvatara-UpanishadVI: Prasña-UpanishadVII: Maitrâyana-Brâhmana-Upanishad.

The Upanishads, Part 2 (SBE15) Index

The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 37, No. 1 (Nov., 1977), pp. 183-185.