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A gendered divide in Victorian society
Diana Donald

4 The ‘two religions’: a gendered divide in Victorian society T wo contrasting images expose a fault line that runs through attitudes to animals in Victorian Britain. In May 1873, the RSPCA’s journal Animal World decorated its front page with an engraving of Queen Victoria and Princess Beatrice in the cottage of ‘an old Highland woman’ (­figure 5). One of the Queen’s many dogs, an adopted collie of ‘doubtful character’, is menacing the old woman’s cat, but the Princess, graciously directed by her mother, wards off his attack with her parasol. The royal ladies

in Women against cruelty
Angela McCarthy

. Figure 10 Members of the Grand Orange Lodge of New Zealand, Stratford, c . 1910 Religion at sea Within the wider historiography of religion in New Zealand, debate surrounds the extent to which migrants maintained religious beliefs. On one side of the debate are scholars who emphasise the

in Scottishness and Irishness in New Zealand since 1840
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Louis Rawlings

3033 The ancient Greeks 12/7/07 13:36 Page 177 Chapter 9 War and religion The experiences and traumas of war have often been explained, perhaps even comprehended, through recourse to the divine and the supernatural. As the saying goes, there are no atheists in a foxhole. So what did the Greeks believe was the contribution of their gods to war? How did communities prepare for and come to terms with war through their methods of communication with the divine and use of rituals? This chapter will be concerned with understanding how the religious values of the

in The ancient Greeks at war
Mark Greengrass

11 • Language and conflict in the French Wars of Religion mark greengrass Words, like looks, can kill. If that is so, we should listen to the voices, as well as observe the actions, of those who participated in and contributed to the conflicts of the French wars of religion. Yet the history of sectarian conflict in the French wars of religion has focused more on the targets of violence, animate and inanimate, than on its vocal manifestations. In 1987, Peter Burke and Roy Porter urged that it was ‘high time for a social history of language, a social history of

in Ireland, 1641
Civil religion in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and the Commonwealth
Author: Norman Bonney

This book introduces a discussion of a fundamental paradox concerning contemporary society and government in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK). There is strong evidence of continuing trends towards a more secular and less religious society and pattern of social behaviour. At the same time, religious doctrines, rituals and institutions are central to the legitimacy, stability and continuity of key elements of the constitutional and political system. Outlining the thesis of secularization, the book attempts to account for the failure of secularisation theory. The oaths of the accession and of the coronation of the monarch are the central affirmative symbolic acts which legitimate the system of government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) and the place of the monarchy at the apex of the political system. The book explores some remote and dusty corners of the constitution of the UK that might be of some importance for the operation of the UK political system. The 1953 coronation ad many features of the 1937 coronation on which it was modelled. The religious rituals of the UK Parliament appear to be much more fixed and enduring than those devised in the context of devolution since 1999 to resolve tensions between the religious and political spheres in the 'Celtic' regions. A profound limitation of Anglican multifaithism as a doctrine for uniting the political community is its failure to connect with the large secular population.

A mixed-method analysis of online community perception of epic biblical movies
Gregory P. Perreault and Thomas S. Mueller

academic scholarship in that they represent a shift from traditional religion to digital religion (Campbell 2004 ). These online religious communities ‘challenge traditional conceptions and understandings of community’ (Campbell 2004 : 82) in that the individuals within the community represent the potential for a new paradigm of religious behaviour. Writing in the late nineteenth century, Tönnies ( 2002 ) describes a paradigmatic shift, which he argues resulted in part from the development of early mass media. This paradigmatic shift took society from being community

in The Bible onscreen in the new millennium
Separate but equal?
Author: Karin Fischer

Separate but equal? Schools and the politics of religion and diversity in the Republic of Ireland focuses on the historical and current place of religion in the Irish education system from the perspective of children’s rights and citizenship. It offers a critical analysis of the political, cultural and social forces that have perpetuated the patronage system, looks at the ways in which the denominational model has been adapted to increased religious and cultural diversity in Irish society and shows that recent changes have failed to address persistent discrimination and the absence of respect for freedom of conscience. It relates current debates on the denominational system and the role of the State in education to Irish political thought and conceptions of national identity in Ireland, showing the ways in which such debates reflect a tension between nationalist-communitarian and republican political outlooks. There have been efforts towards accommodation and against instances of discrimination within the system, but Irish educational structures still privilege communal and private interests and hierarchies over equal rights, either in the name of a de facto ‘majority’ right to religious domination or by virtue of a deeply flawed and limited view of ‘parental choice’.

Norman Bonney

MUP FINAL PROOF – <STAGE>, 08/05/2013, SPi 5 Parliamentary devolution, church establishment and new state religion in the UK In 1936, the historian A.L. Rowse perceived that there was a ‘slow march’ to the disestablishment of the Church of England. Yet, despite the evident and considerable social changes since then, the growth of both secularism and religious pluralism and the experiences of the newer devolved Parliament and assemblies, the Church of England remains, in the twenty-first century, as the established church of the UK and its Parliament, while the

in Monarchy, religion and the state
Fern Elsdon-Baker

15 Re-examining ‘creationist’ monsters in the uncharted waters of social studies of science and religion Fern Elsdon-Baker The subject of a clash between scientific and religious world views is often repeated as a very real ‘fact’ in scholarly, policy and public discourse – with creationists being painted as the ultimate unenlightened monsters that threaten scientific, and by extension societal, progress. There is, so we are told, a real and inevitable clash between world views – one that within extreme iterations can only be negotiated by an outright rejection

in Science and the politics of openness
Eoin Daly and Tom Hickey

7 State and religion in the pluralist republic Our whole people consists of Catholics, Protestants and Presbyterians, and is, therefore, greater than any of these sects, and equal to them altogether Wolfe Tone, Writings1 Introduction Questions concerning the institutional relationship between State and religion – and the appropriate role of religion in the political domain – have naturally engaged most republican thinkers. Historically, of course, the relationship between religion and ‘real-world’ republicanism has proven somewhat antagonistic. For republicans

in The political theory of the Irish Constitution