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The doctrine of ‘religion’ in Islam and the idea of ‘rights’ in the West
Hisham A. Hellyer

, rights discourse has no stake in supernatural or metaphysical realities, let alone the world to come. It is fundamentally concerned with the here and now. Though believers may hold that there is a connection between their commitment to rights and what happens to them in the afterlife, rights discourse is wholly unconcerned with the hereafter. It is essentially agnostic on such matters, with some adherents basically hostile. Having emerged as part of the secularisation of Western society, it derives its authority from something other than a supernatural or metaphysical

in Religion and rights
Life in a religious subculture after the Agreement
Gladys Ganiel and Claire Mitchell

encourages someone to convert to evangelicalism or, if already converted, to change their mind about particular religious or political issues. The inclusion of advocacy in our description of the subculture emphasises the importance of personal relationships and networks. It also highlights the public and activist dimension of evangelicalism. Supernaturalism

in Everyday life after the Irish conflict
Stacey Gutkowski

modern, Protestant paradigm of religion as a matter of internal faith. Normative secularist writings espousing Western-style secularism as a political doctrine have, like those of early socialist-Labour Zionist thinkers, taken an anti-religious stance, including against supernatural belief. Still, neglect is not unique. For many cases within and outside the West, what a person believes in (God/s, Nature, Humanity, Science, etc.), what alternative, non-religious discourses of human flourishing, meaning-making and spirituality they participate in and how they address

in Religion, war and Israel’s secular millennials
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Ronald Dworkin

conception of the gods was very different; it shows at least the conceptual possibility of separating omnipotence from goodness, and that is all I am assuming. I do not question the widespread assumption, moreover, that the Abrahamic God, the all-powerful and omniscient supernatural creature who has created everything, really is good, and that his commands do have moral authority. I only ask what the source of his goodness and moral authority is. In spite of the widespread opinion I mentioned, these moral properties cannot follow directly from his omnipotence and

in Religion and rights
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Constructing an ideal type
Marcel H. Van Herpen

outsider – just like his followers. According to Max Weber, “‘Charisma’ must be called … an uncommon quality of a personality, because of which he is considered as gifted with supernatural or superhuman or, at least, uncommon specific powers or qualities, or as sent by god or as exemplary and therefore as a ‘leader’. ” 4 Weber added that the objective proof of this charisma is not important: the main point is that it is believed by the followers. Charisma was originally a religious phenomenon. The charismatic person was a “man of god” endowed with an uncommon

in The end of populism
Norman Bonney

with religious organisation and declining commitment to religious ideas’. He approvingly quotes the arguments of Wilson (1975, 1982) that ‘once society was more preoccupied with supernatural beliefs and practices and accorded them more significance than it does now’ (1975: 79) and that increasingly ‘religion ceases to be significant in the workings of the social system’ (1982: 149). Bruce argues further that ‘the proportion of the people who are largely indifferent to religious ideas … increases and the seriously religious … become a small minority’ (2002: 43). In

in Monarchy, religion and the state
Norman Bonney

purposes? And will not some citizens be greatly offended that their head of state adheres to what appear to be highly improbable doctrines of the supernatural and the extraordinary beliefs supposed to surround the claimed resurrection of an individual from the dead over two thousand years ago? The doctrines concerning the Christian character of the UK state and the relationship of the monarchy and the Church of England with other religions and those people with no religion in the UK enunciated by the Prime Minister in December 2011 and the monarch in February 2012 can be

in Monarchy, religion and the state
Distinguishing capacity-restoring and capacity-increasing technologies
Jean-François Caron

to develop supernatural features. As mentioned at the beginning of the book, exoskeletons are a good example of these, as they allow the soldiers to carry enormous weights with very little effort. The same logic applies to the jetpack developed by DARPA (Higgins, 2014 ), which would make it possible for every soldier to accomplish with great ease what was considered, until it was achieved in 1954 by Roger Bannister, to be

in A theory of the super soldier
Norman Bonney

worldly’ and lacks the transcendentalism (or belief in contact with a supernatural world) that typifies Abrahamic religions (Bellah 2011: 272). The Chinese were the most numerous of what the Canadian census recorded as ‘visible minorities’ with a total population in 2001 of 1 million or 3 per cent of the population and one quarter of this latter category of the population. In the 2006 census, they were replaced by South Asians as the most common ‘visible minorities’. The visible minorities are defined by the Employment Equity Act as ‘persons, other than Aboriginal

in Monarchy, religion and the state
Chris Miller

retrospectively: Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.11 That rights discourse has no stake in ‘supernatural or metaphysical realities’ is entirely in its favour. This is also its connection with democracy. The will of the people should not require interpretation. The puritans’ view of religion is that it is and should remain simple and monolithic. This is the version of Islam that makes headlines in the West. But it is not the whole of Islam nor can modern puritans endlessly declare their opponents, their predecessors and indeed anyone with whom they disagree kafirun

in Religion and rights