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Decision-making process

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

The making of a judicial decision cannot be delegated or transferred. Each Justice must make a decision in his or her own way. A tentative view can be, and often ...

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Gurū-Panth

Pashaura Singh.

in A Dictionary of Sikh Studies

P ublished online April 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; Sikhism. 67 words.

This is a doctrine that assigns the authority of the *Gurū to the Sikh community as a whole. It worked really well in the eighteenth century, providing an effective means of decision-making...

Some Concluding Remarks

Bob Tennant.

in Corporate Holiness

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 2480 words.

A summary is given of the key concepts and terminology as exemplified in the book: governance and administration; corporate morale and decision-making; policy and strategy; the reception of...

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Basic Strategies in Modern Relationships

John J. Piderit.

in Sexual Morality

November 2011; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 4242 words.

This chapter discusses how young people can prevent hormones, impulses, current trends, or emotions from dominating their decisions. First, some intellectual clarity is needed. Young adults...

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Public Catholicism

Timothy Matovina.

in Latino Catholicism

November 2011; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 12374 words.

This chapter explore how the growing Hispanic presence makes the ramifications of moral and social issues more imminent in numerous parishes. In this context, Catholic teachings such as...

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Introduction

Brycchan Carey and Geoffrey Plank.

in Quakers and Abolition

April 2014; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 4986 words.

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. It first discusses the origins of the Quaker antislavery movement and how the Quaker response to the problem of...

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Immigrants to the Pure Land

Michihiro Ama.

January 2011; p ublished online November 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 312 pages.

Religious acculturation is typically seen as a one-way process: The dominant religious culture imposes certain behavioral patterns, ethical standards, social values, and organizational and...

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Divine Revelation and Human Exegesis; Or, How to Recognize a False Prophet When You See One

Aharon Shemesh.

in Halakhah in the Making

November 2009; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 10247 words.

The Qumran scrolls present the exegesis of the Torah and consequently the halakhic decisions that stem from it as the product of divine inspiration. However, the rabbinic writings treat it...

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Casuistical Free Exercise Jurisprudence

Catharine Cookson.

in Regulating Religion

May 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 1470 words.

Perceptions of authoritarian injustice or of anarchical laxity are just as harmful to the integrity of the justice system as actual impropriety. Casuistry offers clear,...

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Governance and Administration

Stephen J. Fichter, Thomas P. Gaunt, Catherine Hoegeman and Paul M. Perl.

in Catholic Bishops in the United States

February 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 7377 words.

This chapter takes the perspective of the diocese as an organization and the bishop as the leader and administrator of that organization. In business terms the bishop would be the chief...

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Missions and Missiology from the 1760s

Bob Tennant.

in Corporate Holiness

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 18969 words.

This chapter surveys the missiology and administration of the SPG in the second half of the eighteenth century. It identifies Joseph Butler as the chief philosophical source of the...

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Sharman Kadish, The Synagogues of Britain and Ireland: An Architectural and Social History. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011. xiv + 398 pp.; 248 ills.

Anat Helman.

in Jews and Their Foodways

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 1278 words.

This chapter describes Sharman Kadish’s study, The Synagogues of Britain and Ireland: An Architectural and Social History. The book is a comparative research, which places the discussion of...

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A Prelude of Events to Come

Panteleymon Anastasakis.

in The Church of Greece under Axis Occupation

December 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 8710 words.

This chapter explores the prominent role of the church during the waning months of Greece’s role as an active belligerent during World War II by chronicling and analyzing the powerful role...

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Exclusionary Institutional Preference

Masooda Bano.

in The Rational Believer

March 2012; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 13362 words.

This chapter examines the incentives that can lead individuals to sacrifice their lives for a collective end. It examines the motives and strategies of jihadists, illustrating the...

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Formation of a Preference

Masooda Bano.

in The Rational Believer

March 2012; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 12275 words.

This chapter examines the factors shaping individual preference for religion. It addresses two key questions: Why do parents choose to send children to madrasas? How do parents select a...

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Religion and Reason

Masooda Bano.

in The Rational Believer

March 2012; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 7834 words.

This chapter provides an overview of the book's key themes and arguments. The book develops a detailed account of the decision-making processes of the religious actor, with a focus on the...

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Israeli Politics and Political Leaders

Guy Ben-Porat.

in Jewish Studies

P ublished online August 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 6852 words.

Israeli politics has been characterized since the 1990s as both overloaded with social schisms that undermine existing political arrangements and suffering with a governance and leadership...

Islam in the Sudan

Charlotte A. Quinn and Frederick Quinn.

in Pride, Faith and Fear

March 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Islam. 9381 words.

Sudan, at the crossroads between Africa and the Arab world, is an oil‐rich, largely barren country with a Muslim North, home to numerous factions and brotherhoods, and a Christian South,...

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The Making of Gay and Lesbian Rabbis in Reconstructionist Judaism, 1979–1992

Rebecca T. Alpert and Jacob J. Staub.

in Devotions and Desires

March 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion. 8242 words.

This chapter tells how one Jewish denomination, the Reconstructionists, came to accept gay men and lesbians in their school for training rabbis in 1984, making Reconstructionist Rabbinical...

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Spiritual Exercises

Silvia Mostaccio.

in The [Oxford] Handbook of the Jesuits

June 2019; p ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity. 13292 words.

The Spiritual Exercises refer to both a particular practice and a text. It is a “book” that continues to be “made” by its practitioners. This contribution takes seriously the choice of...

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The Early Development of Canon Law and the Council of Serdica

Hamilton Hess.

October 2002; p ublished online April 2004 .

Book. Subjects: Early Christianity. 292 pages.

An augmented second edition of The Canons of the Council of Sardica, ad 343: A Landmark in the Early Development of Canon Law (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1958). The earlier...

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