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Jisi Wang

. Over the past several years, through reading, investigating overseas affairs, conducting interviews, and general reflection, I have established that security, wealth, freedom, justice, and belief are the five constant themes of global politics, and its five ultimate objectives. Other political themes

Brian Clack

Abstract: Beliefs seem to be a conspicuous element of religion, but what does it mean to believe anything, not just something religious? After presenting the characterization of belief as a specific propositional attitude, this article considers two distinct accounts of belief: representationalism

Religion as a Predictor for the Support of Judicial Human Rights?

An Empirical Study among German Youth of Different Religious Affiliation

Hans-Georg Ziebertz

young people in Germany evaluate human rights and what influences their attitudes. More concretely: Do young people in Germany legitimize the selection of judicial rights which were presented to them in this study, and do religious beliefs, social and political convictions, value orientations

Religion, Belief and Unbelief

A Psychological Study

Antoon Vergote

This book focuses attention on the central elements of human religious existence. Vergote's primary aim and viewpoint are clear: to examine empirically and to interpret dynamically the psychological factors at work in the field of religion. Vergote consistently adheres to the position that psychology is neither philosophy nor theology and that its task is not to explain religion. In this work he situates religion as a cultural fact and studies how persons orient themselves to it, positively and/or negatively. Rather than emphasise and juxtapose belief and unbelief as alternative positions, he sees them as threads of experiences interwoven throughout the human existence of persons and institutions. In this context he studies motivations and their ambivalences, religious experiences and their ambiguities, conflicts between religious belief and unbelief, and the various expressions and practices of religion.

Lambert Zuidervaart

says little about types of knowing that are qualified in nonanalytic ways. Standard epistemologies that define knowledge as justified true belief reflect some elements of the complex relationship I have described. 5 Justified indicates a certain sort of confirmation for a certain sort of


Aren Roukema

an extremely diverse movement, often interconnected with the modern occult network, which featured many individuals who shared Spiritualism’s interest in mediumship and its belief in alternate realms of existence accessible from the material world. 4 The otherworlds of All Hallows’ Eve and

Mayanthi L. Fernando

, usually to protect public order or the rights and freedoms of others. That distinction between conscience and its manifestation is undergirded by a prior division between belief and practice, one that both privileges belief as the authentic site of religion and understands practices as signs or

Jürgen Maasz and Wolfgang Schlöglmann

During the last fifteen years, research on affect has been of considerable interest to the mathematics education community. Researchers with an interest in mathematics and gender had a look at aspects of affect in their research studies right from the beginning. Similarly many studies of mathematical problem solving had a growing interest in affect. The main focus of research are now student beliefs and teacher beliefs which are identified as important factors for those influencing learning and teaching.
The thirteen chapters of this book involve many aspect of research on affect like theoretical problems of defining beliefs, the complex relationship between content knowledge and affect, espoused beliefs and teaching practice, domain-specific beliefs as well as the relationship between special learning conditions and affective reactions.


Michele Zelinsky Hanson

Debate over the usefulness of the confessionalization paradigm for understanding how Europeans responded to religious differences resulting from the Reformation has obscured people's experiences during the early years of reform. Based on interrogations recorded in Augsburg, Germany, in the first half of the sixteenth century, the compelling portraits of individual believers presented in this book provide a rare insight into the lives of ordinary people during one of the most controversial periods in religious history. Speaking about their faith and encounters with others in their own words, they rephrase the debate in terms of contemporary experiences. The resulting study challenges previous assumptions about the importance of belief in constructing religious identities and reveals the potential for accommodation amidst conflict.


Barbara Trybulec

mutually related individuals’ beliefs, hence the thesis of a group as a self-standing agent is seriously undermined. Yet, in the last part of the paper I will show that this pessimistic conclusion is not inevitable. The group agency