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The Concept of Religion in Meiji Popular Discourse

An Analysis of the Newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun

Makoto Harris Takao

religion and how this was linked to anti-Christian movements; and (3) how a unique concept of a “universal religion” came to the fore at the turn of the twentieth century. Defining Religion against the Grain In analyzing the total output of the

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Flemish Comics versus Communist Atheism

Renaat Demoen’s Au pays de la grande angoisse (1950–1951)

Philippe Delisle

story ends on a panel that looks almost like a devotional image. It shows Johnny, Annie and their mother, kneeling piously, looking towards a church and thanking God ‘for his protection’ (see Figure 4 ). 56 Figure 5 Violently anti-Christian Communists

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A Hybrid New World… or Not?

Transformation versus Hybridisation in Early Modern World

Fatima Essadek

Janissaries expressed strong anti-Christian feelings; they started the quarrel by hurling anti-Christian invectives at the European men. If Christianity constituted any shred of the Janissaries’ identities, they would not have considered it a topic for insult

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Wrestling with Shylock

Contemporary British Jewish Theatre and Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice

Jeanette R. Malkin and Eckart Voigts

before the Renaissance that worked as an anti-Christian foil. She argues that Shylock ‘incorporates a new dimension’ and that Shakespeare ‘humanized’ the ‘archetypal usurer’ (9). Schiff concludes that on the contemporary stage the Jew has gained in

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Faith in Anthropology

A Symposium on Timothy Larsen’s The Slain God

Brian Howell, J. Derrick Lemons, Jon Bialecki, James Bielo, Tanya Luhrmann, and Timothy Larsen

literature about Pentecostalism around the world? If more anthropologists were open about their faith commitments, how would that call into question the presumed anti-Christian assumptions? In the end, the legacy of Larsen’s book may be that it started an

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Wiping away the Tears of the Ocean


Mogobe Ramose

acceptance of the christian faith is to underline the epistemic blindness freezing critical historical consciousness and thus permitting the failure to recognise that: ‘The ideology of whiteness is idolatrous and anti-Christian. When whiteness is believed to

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Pierre Fresnault-Deruelle

, which was anti-Christian. The climate of the occupation, which manifestly haunts this story (as has often been pointed out), would better explain, in our view, why the diadem spider serves as a metaphor for the National Socialist swastika. A friend has

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Heidi Hakkarainen

anti-Christian orientation. 41 Press reviews in the early 1830s began to touch upon the relationship between humanism and Christianity, which later became a highly controversial issue in the 1840s and 1850s. 42 In 1843, the debate escalated