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. 

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Vol 17, No 49 (2018): JSRI Volume 17, Issue 49, Spring 2018

Table of Contents

Studies and Articles

Abracadabra! Postmodern Therapeutic Methods: Language as a Neo-Magical Tool PDF
Marianna Ruah-Midbar Shapiro 3-17
The Physician vs. the Halakhic Man: Theory and Practice in Maimonides's Attitude towards Treating Gentiles PDF
Abraham Ofir Shemesh 18-31
Christianity, Epistemic Peer Disagreement, and the Abortion Debate PDF
Michael S. Jones, John B. Molinari Jr. 32-45
Adapting the principles of biomedical ethics to Islamic principles and values in the context of public health policy PDF
Forouzan Akrami, Abbas Karimi, Mahmoud Abbasi, Akbar Shahrivari 46-59
Work as a Religious Value in Religious Zionism – Rabbi Chaim Hirschensohn as a Case Study PDF
Amir Mashiach 60-74
Pope Benedict XVI: Democracy and Political Myths PDF
Teodor-Valeriu Nedelea, Jean Nedelea 75-89
Clash of Two Religions: Erosion of Indigenous System by Pentecostalism in the Shona People, Zimbabwe PDF
Obediah Dodo 90-104
Evolution of Islamic Radicalism during the 19th to 21st Centuries PDF
Konstantin Kachan 105-119
Vampirism: A Secular, Visceral Religion of Paradoxical Aesthetics PDF
Max Chia-Hung Lin, Paul Juinn Bing Tan 120-136
Political Brand, Symbolic Construction and Public Image Communication PDF
Iulia Medveschi, Sandu Frunza 137-152


An Orthodox Perspective on Political Theology PDF
Iuliu-Marius Morariu 153-157
Christ - Restorer of Human Eschatology PDF
Claudia Chiorean 158-163

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