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Announcing “The New Polis” – An E-Publication On Critical Theory, Cultural Analysis, And Political Thought

The directors of The Whitestone Foundation, the Colorado-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that has published The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory since 1999 and its e-supplement Religious Theory since 2016, announces a new companion publication entitled The New Polis. Following the style, format, and general editorial policy and protocols of the JCRT, The New Polis focuses […]

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Framing Religious Conflict and Violence – Insights from Historical Institutionalism, Part 2 (Vivek Swaroop Sharma)

The following is the second installment of a two-part series.  The first installment can be found here. Religious Conflict and Violence Reframed There are two important qualifications to the following discussion that are required.  First, this discussion is not about religious violence per se.  Religious violence, as we have seen above, can be a normal […]

Political Theory

Framing Religious Conflict and Violence – Insights from Historical Institutionalism, Part 1 (Vivek Swaroop Sharma)

The following is the first installment of a two-part series. Killing hundreds of people in the name of “cow protection” would, at first glance, appear to be a headline drawn from a Monty Python skit.  Instead, it is a political problem of the first order in India.  Since the 2014 election of Narendra Modi and […]

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The Kingdom, The Power, The Glory, And The Tawdry – Media And The Undoing Of The Demos, Part 3 (Carl Raschke)

This article is the last of three installments. It was originally a paper given at the international conference “The Crisis of Representation” at Melk Conference Center (Stift Melk, Austria) sponsored by the Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society Platform at the University of Vienna (June 27, 2017). The first installment can be found here, the second one here. It is […]

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The Kingdom, The Power, The Glory, And The Tawdry – Media And The Undoing Of The Demos, Part 2 (Carl Raschke)

This article is the second of three installments. It was originally a paper given at the international conference “The Crisis of Representation” at Melk Conference Center (Stift Melk, Austria) sponsored by the Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society Platform at the University of Vienna (June 27, 2017). The first installment can be found here. The final one will […]

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The Kingdom, The Power, The Glory, And The Tawdry – Media And The Undoing Of The Demos, Part 1 (Carl Raschke)

This article appears in three installments. It was originally a paper given at the international conference “The Crisis of Representation” at Melk Conference Center (Stift Melk, Austria) sponsored by the Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society Platform at the University of Vienna (June 27, 2017). The next two will be published on July 11 and […]

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Religious Autonomy As Secularism’s Silent Partner (Darshan Datar)

Scholarship has noted that the genealogical trajectory of a state has consistently had an impact on the evolution of state-church relationships. Philosophers have conceded that historically, as a sociological fact, religion was not purged from the public as much as it gradually lost its relevance to public life. Charles Taylor prolifically referred to this phenomenon […]