Sociology of religion
Sociology of religion is the study of the beliefs, practices and organizational forms of religion using the tools and methods of the discipline of sociology. This objective investigation may include t...
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Are Humans More Valuable Than Animals?
For some people, the life of animals are more important than the life of people and that's sad!
Unsealing Of Christ's Reputed Tomb Turns Up New Revelations
For just 60 hours, researchers have had the opportunity to examine the holiest site in Christianity. Here's what they've found.
The Cosmic Joke behind Enlightenment
Many paths teach that the more you Seek, the less you Find. Could seeing the Humour in Enlightenment be the key to finding it? The great cosmic joke is that you are what you are seeking. All the relig...
How Lady Bible Hunters Made the Victorian Era's Most Stunning Scriptural Find
Scottish twins Agnes and Margaret Smith were the last people you’d expect to discover one of the earliest known copies of the gospels, but in a dusty closet...
On October 24th 1648, The Treaty Of Westphalia Was Signed, Marking The End Of The Thirty Years War.
The Westphalia area of north-western Germany gave its name to the treaty that ended the Thirty Years War, one of the most destructive conflicts in the history of Europe. The war or series of connected...
New York Teen Dies After Hours-Long Beating At Church
A New York couple was charged with manslaughter in the death of their 19-year-old son after allegedly beating him for hours during a family counseling session inside the "sanctuary room" of an upstat...
Muslim SUES Costco Over PORK
A Muslim former employee of Costco is now suing the retail giant claiming that he was discriminated against because of his religion. Jean Camara is a devout Muslim who worked as a cashier’s assistant ...
'Blood moon' brings prophecies of end times – but Nasa says not to worry
Overlapping lunar eclipse and supermoon have some religious leaders warning of a major turning point on Earth, though the details vary
Origins of 'Gospel of Jesus's Wife' Begin to Emerge
The truth may be finally emerging about the “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife,” a highly controversial papyrus suggesting that some people, in ancient times, believed Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene. New re...
Photographing The Real Bodies Of Incorrupt Saints.
The Italian nun grimaced at my camera, reviewing the photo that she had just snapped of me. We had to take another, she explained. The shriveled corpse to my left was beautiful. My face had room for i...
Mormon church releases photos of ‘seer stone’ used by founder Joseph Smith
The Mormon church for the first time is publishing photos of 'the seer stone' it believes founder Joseph Smith used to help translate the story that became the basis of the religion.
Understanding The Chakras Of Planet Earth
The chakras of the earth are perfectly aligned with our own. As she awakens, so do we. In the same way we have energy bubbling up from the lowest chakra, called Mooladhara in Sanskrit, or simply the r...
Iranian Women Post Pics With Their Hair Flying Free To Protest Strict Hijab Laws
Wearing the Islamic hijab veil is mandatory for women in Iran, and in 2014, Iran’s morality police warned, fined or arrested 3.6 million women for inappropriate dress. Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journ...
The Bible v. the Constitution. Louisiana science education: School boards, principals, and teachers endorse creationism in public school.
When a student in Louisiana opens her textbook in biology class, she might not have the standard Miller and Levine Biology with a dragonfly on the cover, and she might not ever learn about evolution. ...
Sociological classifications of religious movements
Various classifications of religious movements have been proposed by scholars. In the sociology of religion, the most widely used classification is the church-sect typology. The typology states that ...
Secularization
Secularization or secularisation is the transformation of a society from close identification with religious values and institutions toward nonreligious (or irreligious) values and secular institution...
Cargo cult
A cargo cult is a Melanesian millenarian movement encompassing a diverse range of practices and occurring in the wake of contact with the commercial networks of colonizing societies. The name derives...
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Religious conversion
Religious conversion is the adoption of a set of beliefs identified with one particular religious denomination to the exclusion of others. Thus "religious conversion" would describe the abandoning of ...
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Cults
In the sociological classifications of religious movements, a cult is a religious or social group with socially deviant or novel beliefs and practices. However, whether any particular group's beliefs ...
Religious disaffiliation
Religious disaffiliation is the act of leaving a faith, or a religious group or community. It is in many respects the reverse of religious conversion. Several other terms are used for this process, th...
New religious movements
A new religious movement (NRM) is a religious community or spiritual group of modern origins, which has a peripheral place within its nation's dominant religious culture. NRMs may be novel in origin o...
Sect
A sect is a subgroup of a religious, political or philosophical belief system, usually an offshoot of a larger religious group. Although in past it was mostly used to refer to religious groups, it ha...
Cult
In the sociological classifications of religious movements, a cult is a religious or social group with socially deviant or novel beliefs and practices. However, whether any particular group's beliefs ...
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Psychology of religion
Psychology of religion consists of the application of psychological methods and interpretive frameworks to religious traditions, as well as to both religious and irreligious individuals. The science a...
Muslim conductor asks Queen Beatrix to convert to Islam
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was at a concert in Hague. The conductor, who is Muslim, began to give a lecture about "beauty" of Islam. The whole orchestra in the hall stood up and exit, refusing ...