Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies

J.S.R.I. is an international on-line publication of SCIRI (the Seminar for the Interdisciplinary Research of Religions and Ideologies) and SACRI (the Academic Society for the Research of Religions and Ideologies). It is a peer-review academic publication intended for professors and researchers interested in the study of religions and ideologies.

J.S.R.I. encourages interdisciplinary approaches of religions, engaging the following domains: religious studies, philosophy of religions, ethics, political philosophy and political science, anthropology, sociology, interreligious dialogue and communications theory. All articles must explore the religious dimension of the issues covered.

J.S.R.I. is an open-access journal published on the internet, with three issues per year. The languages in which materials can be published are English and Romanian.

J.S.R.I. does not provide authors with offprints of published materials, but we will notify them by email when their manuscript is published online. There is no fee for the publication of articles in the journal.

Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies is the first Romanian journal included in Arts & Humanities Citation Index and Current Contents: Arts & Humanities, Thompson-Reuters ISI databases.

JSRI is covered, among others, in: Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Thompson-Reuters ISI database); Current Contents: Arts & Humanities (Thompson-Reuters ISI database); ISI Web of Knowledge; SCOPUS; EBSCO; DOAJ; Pro-Quest; J-Gate; Gale; CEEOL; Index to the Study of Religions Online (Brill).


Vol 14, No 40 (2015): JSRI vol 14, issue 40, Spring 2015

Table of Contents

Studies and Articles

The Anthropology of Immortality and the Crisis of Posthuman Conscience PDF
Antonio Sandu 3-26
A Comparative Study of the Foundations of Medical Ethics in Secular and Islamic Thought PDF
Mohsen Rezaei Aderyani, Mehrzad Kiani 27-46
An Overview of Religious Medicine in the Near East: Mission Hospitals of the American Board in Asia Minor (1880-1923) PDF
Idris Yücel 47-71
Advertising, Gender Stereotypes and Religion. A Perspective from the Philosophy of Communication PDF
Mihaela Frunza 72-91
Religious Broadcasting – Between Sacred and Profane. Toward a Ritualized Mystification PDF
Sorin Petrof 92-111
Religious Marketing – a means of satisfying parishioners’ needs and determining their loyalty PDF
Florin Constantin Dobocan 112-130
“If only God would give me some clear sign!” – God, Religion, and Morality in Woody Allen’s Short Fiction PDF
Amelia Precup 131-149
Different Modernities, Humboldtian Traditions, East European Christian Orthodox Intellectuals and their Peasants PDF
Calin Cotoi 150-169
Understanding Social Order in the Religion of Islam: A Comparative Analysis PDF
Wilson Muoha Maina 170-185
An Assessment of the Role of Gregorio de Céspedes, S.J. during the Imjin War in the Late Sixteenth Century: Church and State Collaboration in the Spanish Colonization PDF
Seung Ho Bang 186-206
Everyday life of a Chinese Muslim: between Religious Retention and Material Acculturation PDF
Ayesha Qurrat Ul Ain 209-237

Thinkers of Today

A Mythic-Symbolic Perspective on Politics PDF
Sandu Frunza 238-258


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The opinions expressed in the texts published are the author’s own and do not necessarily express the views of JSRI editors. The authors assume all responsibility for the ideas expressed in the materials published.