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 […]

Decoloniality

What Do We Mean By “Decoloniality”? A Discussion, Part 2

The following is a transcript of the keynote panel session of a three-day international webinar “Decoloniality And Disintegration Of Western Cognitive Empire – Rethinking Sovereignty And Territoriality In The 21st Century”, held April 14-16, 2021. The panel consists of Walter Mignolo and Catherine Walsh, co-authors of the book On Decoloniality (Duke University Press, 20180 and […]

Decoloniality

What Do We Mean By “Decoloniality”? A Discussion, Part 1

The following is a transcript of the keynote panel session of a three-day international webinar “Decoloniality And Disintegration Of Western Cognitive Empire – Rethinking Sovereignty And Territoriality In The 21st Century”, held April 14-16, 2021. The panel consists of Walter Mignolo and Catherine Walsh, co-authors of the book On Decoloniality (Duke University Press, 20180 and […]

Religion and Race

Antinomian Flesh, Part 2 (David Kline)

The following is the second of a three-part series. The first can be found here. The Nomos of Being Human: Body and Flesh The above descriptions of nomos encapsulate general sociological, political, economic, and legal structures of order, distribution, governance, and normativity. While interpretations of nomos drawing from Schmitt, Arendt, Lazzarato, Foucault, and Vatter provide […]

Native American Religions

Religious Studies – The Final Colonization Of American Indians, Part 2 (Tink Tinker, wazhazhe udsethe)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. Indian cultures are very complex, and Osage culture is no different in that regard. Every ukon or wigie[1] is aligned around these paired divisions, and particular clans might have clan specific-responsibilities (hence, division-specific) in any wigie or ukon. For example, […]

Religious Studies Theology

Religious Studies and Comparative Theology – An Appraisal (Joshua Samuel)

The title “religious scholar,” it must be remembered, is a very ambiguous categorization. It could either mean those who are engaged in academic work in the religious department of a university or it could also include those involved in subjective religious study, like in a seminary. From a critical post-modern perspective, it could also include […]

Political Theory

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 […]