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Elliot Vernon

other confessional standards, especially in Scotland, the USA, Canada, Australia and South Korea. Although this can largely be traced to a Scottish or Ulster Scots inheritance, many of the London presbyterian ministers noticed in this study contributed to the drafting of these doctrinal standards or contributed to their explication. The works of London presbyterian ministers such as Thomas Watson, Thomas Vincent and Thomas Manton have remained in print long after the local presbyterian movement that sustained them was forgotten

in London presbyterians and the British revolutions, 1638–64
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The political theology of the development citizen
Sam Han

This chapter aims to investigate the political theology of development in South Korea through an analysis of trends in popular and media culture in the context of its unique circumstances vis-à-vis modernity. It focuses on the cultural production of a particular form of citizenship – development citizenship, which I suggest, serves as the subjective basis for what I have in other work called ‘spiritualised nationalism’ (Han, 2017 ). The chapter takes cues methodologically and conceptually from media-focused cultural studies (Fiske, 1992 ; Kellner, 2003

in Political theologies and development in Asia
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Freedom of belief, freedom from belief
John Pritchard
Andrew Brown
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Emma Cohen

cultural concept presents obvious challenges for constructive dialogue and scientific inquiry. Notes 1 See the United Nations Human Rights Council report: A/HRC/6/SR.35, para. 53. 2 In favour (29): Angola, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Italy, Japan, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Zambia. 3 Abstentions (18): Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, China, Djibouti

in Religion and rights
A time of hope!
Vincent Twomey

about being Catholic in a way that finds expression in works of art, literature, music, drama and film. The Church needs also to celebrate the great achievements of the past and find inspiration in them. The failure of the Irish Church to promote the beatification of Irish men and women of heroic sanctity –​like the Venerable Catherine McAuley, Nano Nagle, Mother Mary Martin or the Columban missionary martyrs in China and Korea –​betokens an alarming disinterest in holiness, the Church’s raison d’être. Moreover, we must rediscover the importance of public Church

in Tracing the cultural legacy of Irish Catholicism
St Thérèse of Lisieux, St Bernadette Soubirous and the Forty Martyrs
Alana Harris

instructional literature against the chief concerns of the century. For earlier commentators who had not yet moved on from the terminology used to contest the Victorian ‘crisis of faith’, this was identified as ‘purblind Rationalism and the many other “isms” that follow in its train, of which spiritualism and modern Buddhism are not the least’.101 Later commentators, living through the Spanish Civil War, the regime of Stalin and escalating Korean hostilities, were more specific about the ‘ism’ to be addressed, contesting the alternative utopian appeal of communism,102 and its

in Faith in the family
The political theology of development in Asia
Giuseppe Bolotta
Philip Fountain
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R. Michael Feener

, and development through the lens of political theology, in contexts ranging from Thailand (Edoardo Siani and Eli Elinoff) and South Korea (Sam Han) to India (Sunila Kale and Christian Lee Novetzke) and Indonesia (Kenneth George), as well as in reference to wider transnational spaces and multi-vectored genealogies as the Islamic ecumene to the ‘East of Westphalia’ (Armando Salvatore) and Twelver Shiʿa humanitarian networks across Asia, Europe, and Africa (Till Mostowlansky). From a genealogical and historiographical point of view, the translation of political

in Political theologies and development in Asia
David Hardiman

missionaries, and it sent the first female physicians to India, China and Korea. It opened the first women’s hospitals in India, China and Korea also. 6 Robert maintains: ‘The embracing of medical missions by American Protestant women in the late nineteenth century was one of the most important missiological advances of “Woman’s Work for Woman.”‘ 7 As medical education for women had been pioneered in

in Missionaries and their medicine
John Anderson

, representing around 10–12% of the continent’s population and with strong concentrations in Zimbabwe, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and Zambia. 3 In Asia there are perhaps 140 million Pentecostals, with significant communities in South Korea, the Philippines and China, though reliable information on Chinese churches remains difficult to find. Moreover, this general survey of statistical data ignores the ways in which features of the Pentecostal movement have impacted upon other Christian communities, most obviously in more emotional styles of worship

in Christianity and democratisation
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Boim versus the Holy Land Foundation
Jonathan Benthall

aid to the immiserated people of North Korea when it is in practice impossible to do so without cooperating with, and implicitly supporting, a pariah regime. If anyone were to suggest adducing the case of Keel v. Hainline at an aid agency board meeting convened to decide such a matter, they would be met with incomprehension. Looking at the detail of Judge Posner’s text, I

in Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times
John Anderson

identified by Max Weber which had contributed to the emergence of democratic political orders. For Huntington there was an undeniable connection which he saw as still operating in the contemporary era, and he pointed to South Korea as a country where gradual liberalisation and democratisation had followed the growth of the Christian community in the post-war years from around 1% to 25% of the population (80% Protestant) with most of the converts to be found in the young, urban, middle class. 4 Despite such cases, for Huntington the ‘third wave

in Christianity and democratisation