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); ERIH PLUS.


Vol 16, No 47 (2017): JSRI Volume 16, Issue 47, Summer 2017

Table of Contents

Studies and Articles

The tripartite structure in Sugyot from Tractate Eruvin of the Babylonian Talmud PDF
Uri Zur 3-18
Positive thinking as an experience of personal development PDF
Sandu Frunza 19-31
EU Integration and the Serbian Orthodox Christianity: Socio-anthropological Perspectives PDF
Marija Brujic 32-47
Ancestry, Goodness, and the Relationship with Christianity as Ecodomical Aspects of Decolonization in Indigenous African Religions PDF
Corneliu C. Simuț 47-61
The religiosity of populism: The sanctified and abused power of the People PDF
Xin Mao 62-75
Constructed Realities in the Study of Religion? Considerations on the Margin of Judaism’s Reception in Present-Day China PDF
Alina Patru, Clementina Alexandra Mihăilescu 76-89
Bioethics and Religion: Some Implications for Reproductive Medicine PDF
Clara Mironiuc, Nicolae Ovidiu Grad, Horațiu Silaghi, Alina Cristina Silaghi, Ion Aurel Mironiuc 90-103


Politics and Religion. Challenges and Ideological Openings PDF
Iulian Boldea 104-109
The light beyond the clouds PDF
Ariana Guga 110-114
Ideological peregrinations of the relentless American village atheist PDF
Gabriel C. Gherasim 115-120

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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.