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Lyudmyla Filipovych and Anatoly Kolodny

the prohibition of religion as well as of its study; in present- day Ukraine, however, theology and religious studies appear as speciŽ c forms of knowledge about religion, and as subjects taught at schools and universities. Religious Studies This secular approach to religion is now a school subject in

Charles G. Häberl

Introduction Religious dissimulation, or the deliberate concealment of one’s religious beliefs, is a well-attested tradition throughout the world, across the entire spectrum of religious faiths, from ancient times to the present. The forms that dissimulation can take range from simple

Christoph Jedan

answer may be presented as self-explanatory or it may be presented as contentious, e.g., to advocate changes in a dominant theology. Plato, for instance, presents the answer as contentious. Only the wise grasp the importance of imitating the gods by emulating their virtue, 8 and in the Republic Plato

Dimitris Kyrtatas

for inclusion in the New Testament canon. It is claimed that as it now reads, Apoc. Pet. advances ideas about hell that sharply contrast those presented in the New Testament. To solve this riddle, it is proposed that the Apoc. Pet. , as it has been preserved, was reorganized at a much later stage to

Jonathan Schofer

important, the threefold taxonomy of ethical outlooks obscures the complexity of ethical formation in specific groups and cultures. If we want to understand ethical formation in the present or past, we cannot posit divisions between a focus on reason, an attention to power relations, and an embrace of

Franz Winter

modern days. But discover in it, “steam engines and electricity, and European philosophy and morality,” and you deprive it of its true character, you destroy its real value, and you break the historical continuity that ought to bind the present to the past. Accept the past as a reality, study it and try

Bettina Sommer and Morten Warmind

flimsy evidence ( 2010 : 30–33). The main aim of the present article is to contribute to this discussion and to propose another interpretation of the figure. We shall begin by attempting to describe the figure as objectively as possible. Christensen observes that the figure consists of three basic

Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta

determination to purify his immortal nature from all the pollution proceeding from the mortal side of his being. How is this achieved? The answer depends on which dialogue we look at, since Plato seems to present a far from unified and definitive view of this process of liberation. In any case, however, the

Oren Baruch Stier

University, Miami, FL 33199, USA stiero@fiu.edu Abstract Is museum space religious space? Do strategies of display, i.e., the ways certain objects such as human remains and ritual items are presented and/or experienced, make them into sacred objects? Who or what determines whether or not a particular object

Jonas Svensson

environmental factors are addressed in a general way, mainly focussing on other cultural representations that, if present in a particular context, will add to the selective advantage of the belief set under scrutiny (Sperber 1996 :84). These cultural representations are theoretical abstractions, and should not