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 13, No 38 (2014): JSRI vol. 13, issue 38, Summer 2014

Table of Contents

Studies and Articles

Church In The Public Sphere: Production Of Meaning Between Rational And Irrational PDF
Stefan Bratosin 3-20
The Corrosion Of An Ideological Identity? Differences Between The Christian-Democratic Discourse And The Attitude Of The Faithful Electorate PDF
Mihnea Simion Stoica 21-38
Perceptions of Islamic Soteriology and its Interpretations PDF
Marjana Harcet 39-56
The Imagination: Distance and Relation in Maurice Blanchot and Ibn‘Arabi PDF
Hossein Moradi 57-77
Netherworld Marriage in Ancient China: Its Historical Evolution and Ideological Background PDF
Chunjun Gu, Keqian Xu 78-109
Religious Art and Meditative Contemplation in Japanese Calligraphy and Byzantine Iconography PDF
Rodica Frentiu 110-136
Religion, Advertising and Production of Meaning PDF
Iulia Grad 137-154
The Wizards of the Violet Flame. A Magical Mystery Tour of Romanian Politics PDF
Doru Pop 155-171
The Church as a Prescriptor of Consumption - An Outline for a Sociology of Luxury PDF
Marian Petcu 172-194
The Greek-Catholic Church In Romania Facing The Challenges Of The Post-Modern Society PDF
Ciprian Ghisa 195-219


Dworkin´s Last Word: Religion Without God PDF
Camil Constantin Ungureanu 220-228
Beyond Magic and Myth with Mircea Eliade and Moshe Idel PDF
Ariana Guga 229-244

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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.