Indigenous Religions

Thomas Aquinas’s Body-Soul Dualism And The Hierarchy Of Human Dignity In Brazil – Theological Origins Of A Nation’s Self-Understanding, Part 3 (Vinicius Marinho)

The following is the second of a three-part series.The first can be found here, the second here. In sum, Boff proposes that a person is an indivisible body-soul unity who exists in dialogical relations and can transcendence social limitations by loving the socially inferior. Martin Buber’s philosophy of dialogue also emphasizes the capacity to love. Love […]

Indigenous Religions

Thomas Aquinas’s Body-Soul Dualism And The Hierarchy Of Human Dignity In Brazil – Theological Origins Of A Nation’s Self-Understanding, Part 2 (Vinicius Marinho)

The following is the second of a three-part series. The first can be found here. The Ecclesial Endeavor to Define the Brazilian Soul: a Summa of the Colonial Church’s Roman Structure and Thomist-Scholastic Doctrine Sicut videmus quod in uno homine est una anima et unum corpus, et tamen sunt diversa membra ipsius; ita Ecclesia Catholica […]

Indigenous Religions

Thomas Aquinas’s Body-Soul Dualism And The Hierarchy Of Human Dignity in Brazil – Theological Origins Of A Nation’s Self-Understanding, Part 1 (Vinicius Marinho)

The following is the first of a three-part series. Brazil: One Soul with Varied Degrees of Human Dignity “Manda quem pode, obedece quem tem juízo”[1] is an old Brazilian proverb. It synthetizes, in two clauses, the dominant value of the Brazilian political culture: hierarchy. I claim that the Brazilian dominant cultural conception of human dignity […]

Indigenous Religions Postcolonial Theory

Reorientation In The Field – Why Religion Matters, Part 2 (Wendy Felese)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. The article was first given at a conference in 2019 in Athens, Greece. Citation for the original paper is as follows: Felese, W. (2019). “Reorientation in the Field: Why Religion Matters”, Athens: ATINER’S Conference Paper Series, No: REL2019-2659. The Third […]

Indigenous Religions Postcolonial Theory

Reorientation In The Field – Why Religion Matters, Part 1 (Wendy Felese)

The following is the first of a two-part series. It was originally published at a 2019 conference in Athens, Greece.1 Introduction When teaching classes like World Religions or Comparative Religions, many of us utilize a comparative methodology. This methodology was fine- tuned by JZ Smith, who reminds us to not only focus on difference, but […]

Indigenous Religions

Critical Conversations – American Indian Worldview And The Twinned Cosmos Of Indigenous America (Barbara Alice Mann, Onondawaga, Bear Clan And Tink Tinker, Wazhazhe, Osage Nation, Eagle Clan)

The following is the video and transcript of the fifth “Critical Conversation”, a monthly Zoom seminar with advance registration sponsored by  Whitestone Publications and involving indigenous and international scholars. The seminar took place on December 8, 2020. Roger Green: Hi everybody, my name is Roger Green, and I’m general editor of the New Polis. Thank […]